Below is a detailed map of the railways of Sweden. You can zoom in by using the +/- buttons or by using the wheel on your mouse whilst hovering over the map.

This map has been extracted from the Railway Map of Europe with kind permission of the publishers.
You can purchase copies of the full map, as well as rail timetables, from The European Railway Timetable website


Sweden has a comprehensive rail network covering most of the country. Because the network has become very busy in recent years, there are plans to quadruple sections of the main lines and build sections of new high speed lines between the main cities of Stockholm, Malmo & Goteborg. SJ are the main state train operator who run fast regular-interval IC and Sn trains between Stockholm, Malmo & Goteborg. SJ also run day and night trains from Stockholm & Goteborg to Umea in the far north and Ostersund & Duved in the mid-west . Norwegian Railways(Vy) also run night trains from Stockholm to Lulea and Kiruna in the far north. Reservations are compulsory on all long-distance services for all train operators.

There are 3 open access operators in competition with Swedish Railways(SJ) – MTR and Flixtrain on the busy Stockholm-Goteborg route and Snalltaget on the Stockholm – Malmo route. Although SJ run some regional services many others are contracted out to different operators by the Regional Public Transport Authorities. For those who have the time, an interesting trip can be made on the Inlandsbanan over 2 days from Kristinehamn in the south to Gallivare in the north with an overnight stay in Ostersund.

TICKETS: Sweden is now a virtually cashless society. This means that all rail tickets can only be purchased from machines & ticket offices with a bank card or credit card. Tickets can be bought at selected main station ticket offices, from machines at most other stations or on-line.

BICYCLES ON TRAINS: Some trains have limited storage space – it is best to enquire locally.

MOBILITY ASSISTANCE: This can be booked for most trains up to 24 hours in advance either by phone or on-line.

INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS: There are regular regional trains to Denmark running from Goteborg, Karlskrona & Kalmar via Malmo to Copenhagen & it’s airport at Kastrup over the Oresund Link(Famous from the Scandi-Noir TV drama – “The Bridge”). SJ “Sn” trains also link Stockholm, Malmo & Copenhagen every 2 hours as well as the night train from Stockholm to Berlin run by Snalltaget. SJ run a daytime IC service from Stockholm to Oslo in Norway via Karlstad, Norwegian Rail run an overnight train from Stockhlom to Narvik on the coast of the far north in Norway. By changing trains at Storlien it is possible to travel from Stockholm to Trondheim in Norway. It is also possible to make a connection to Finland by changing trains at Haparanda in the far North or by taking one of the regular ferries from Stockholm, Umea or Kapellskar.


NP January 2022