Arrival to Stockholm by train
Nowadays getting to Stockholm by train from Europe, and a big reason for this is Öresundsbron which connects Sweden and Denmark. Most of the long-distance domestic and international routes are operated by SJ, Sweden’s state-owned rail company, for example routes to Copenhagen and Oslo.
SJ’s express train is called X2000 and going from Malmö in the south of Sweden to Stockholm takes approximately 4.5 hours. If you travel from Gothenburg in the west coast the travel time is about 3 hours.
Use SJ’s website sj.se to view schedules, check prices, buy tickets for the trains, and find other valuable information about your trip.
Centralstationen (Stockholm Central Station)
Stockholm Central Station (in Swedish called Centralstationen or the more mundane ‘Centralen’) is the largest railway station in Sweden. The main entrance is from Vasagatan and since 1871 it has been the natural hub for people traveling to and from Stockholm. Whether you are traveling local or long-distance, your train departs or arrives at the Central Station. And since Stockholm’s main bus station Cityterminalen is right next door and the underground and commuter train system only a short walk away, you can easily continue your trip. Just outside you can also catch a bus to Djurgården, for example.
Going to Arlanda Airport?
If you are going to Arlanda Airport the express train ‘Arlanda Express’ departs from the Central Station. As does the airport coaches Flygbussarna.
Everything you need
Inside the station hall you can find ticket sales for trains, buses and underground, exchanges offices, banks, a police station, ATMs, lockers, internet, and other public conveniences. You can also find over 60 shops, restaurants and shops including 7-Eleven, COOP, Lindex, McDonalds, Pocket Shop, Starbucks, ICA To Go, The Body Shop, Designtorget, and Burger King. In other words you can find everything you need at Stockholm Central Station.