A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Stockholm to Munich

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
16h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

Traveling from Stockholm to Munich by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Copenhagen and Hamburg on the way.

Day 1

Stockholm Sweden
Copenhagen Denmark
Copenhagen

Spend 1 night in Copenhagen

There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Copenhagen train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

Day 2

Copenhagen Denmark
Hamburg Germany
Hamburg

Grab a quick bite and switch 
trains in Hamburg.

Hamburg Germany
Munich Germany
Munich

Arrive at your final destination, Munich.

Check out Hotels.com to find affordable housing in the city centre of Munich.

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Leaving from Stockholm Sweden
Going to Munich Germany

Alternative routes from Stockholm to Munich


Go by night

Arrive well rested after a good night's sleep.

Go by night

Day 1
From Stockholm Sweden To Malmö Sweden
Duration 6h 39min
Day 2
From Malmö Sweden To Copenhagen Denmark
Duration 36min
From Copenhagen Denmark To Hamburg Germany
Duration 4h 38min
From Hamburg Germany Via 1 change To Munich Germany
Duration 6h
Munich Arriving in Munich

Good to know when traveling from Stockholm to Munich

First and second class

Wouldn’t it be great if there were only a few, standardized, alternatives when choosing class? We agree. However, the train operators themselves choose what they call their different class options, which means they tend to be called things like "Sparpreis", "Super Flex Premium" and sometimes just "Seat". This is not ideal and we are working actively to standardize how ticket options are listed in our service.

Which option you choose to travel with is entirely up to you. The more expensive options usually mean better comfort. If you feel unsure about what applies to each class option, you can check it out on the train operators' websites, or in their terms and conditions.

What happens if I miss my connecting train?

Missed trains connections are always possible due to delays, cancellations or just bad luck. Here's a few things to think about:

Before you travel

  • Make sure you have enough time to begin with. Check all the connecting trains and give yourself some extra time to make the changes.
  • Make sure that you have a travel insurance that include missed connections due to things out of your own control.

If you've missed your train

International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

  • Save all documentation and tickets, you'll need them later to make a claim.
  • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
  • When arriving at the next station ask the staff on what to do next.

Long distance train trips

If you have multiple connecting trains and your first train is delayed, your whole journey might be affected. Remember that if you have to buy new tickets or accommodation as an effect of the delay, save all receipts for your travel insurer.

Travel insurance

International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.

You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.

But...

...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.