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Take the train from Brussels to Stockholm Central in 20 hours 12 minutes

If you want to travel from Brussels to Stockholm Central by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Brussels to Stockholm Central by train to take around 22 hours 54 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 20 hours 12 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 12 trains per day running on this route, which spans 1280 km. You'll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Stockholm Central. Thalys, ICE or DB are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Brussels to Stockholm Central start from $68.39 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Brussels to Stockholm Central by train

It takes an average of 22h 54m to travel from Brussels to Stockholm Central by train, over a distance of around 795 miles (1280 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Brussels to Stockholm Central and tickets for this journey start from $68.39 when you book in advance.

First train

09:25

Last train

22:57

Departure station

Brussels

Arrival station

Stockholm Central

Journey time

20h 12m

Distance

1280 miles (795 km)

Frequency

12 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $68.39

Train and bus operators

DSB, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, Thalys, Flixbus, Nettbuss, SJ, SNCB, NS, Union Ivkoni (Bus), ÖBB

Brussels to Stockholm Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Stockholm Central for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:25 07:43 21h 18m, 6 changes
12:25 08:41 20h 16m, 3 changes
12:25 08:55 20h 30m, 2 changes
16:27 15:38 23h 11m, 6 changes
16:27 16:37 24h 10m, 5 changes
17:25 16:37 23h 12m, 7 changes
18:25 18:36 24h 11m, 3 changes
18:55 18:36 23h 41m, 7 changes
19:52 20:38 24h 46m, 6 changes
19:55 20:38 24h 43m, 8 changes

DSB, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and SNCB trains from Brussels to Stockholm Central

You can travel from Brussels to Stockholm Central on DSB, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and SNCB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Danish State Railways (DSB) is the largest Danish railway company. The Danish high-speed train is Eurocity, which operates two lines connecting Copenhagen to Hamburg and Hamburg to Flensburg. It offers two classes or levels of comfort – First Class and Second Class. DSB's long-distance trains are Intercity and IntercityLyn, in order of importance. The regional lines are operated by the R-tog trains, and the S-tog service gives its name to the trams that run through the old city of Copenhagen.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Stockholm Central

The price of train tickets from Brussels to Stockholm Central starts at $68.39 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Brussels to Stockholm Central by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Brussels to Stockholm Central

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels to Stockholm Central? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Brussels to Stockholm Central take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Stockholm Central is 22 hours and 54 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Brussels and Stockholm Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Stockholm Central is 20 hours and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Stockholm Central cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Stockholm Central can start from as little as $68.39 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to Stockholm Central?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels to Stockholm Central. Travelling from Brussels to Stockholm Central by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Brussels to Stockholm Central leave?

The first train from Brussels to Stockholm Central leaves at 09:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels to Stockholm Central leave?

The last train from Brussels to Stockholm Central leaves at 22:57. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Brussels and Stockholm Central by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Stockholm Central cover a distance of around 795 miles (1280 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Stockholm Central to Brussels.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Stockholm Central for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/31/2022 for travel on 10/31/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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