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Travel from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central by train in 2 hours 54 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central by train is 3 hours 44 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 54 minutes. You'll usually find 19 trains per day traveling the 396 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Gothenburg Central. As the main train operator on this route, you're likely to be traveling on a service operated by FlixTrain for all or at least part of your journey to Gothenburg Central.

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Book train tickets from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £9.98. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central by train

First train

5:34 am

Last train

9:34 pm

Departure station

Stockholm Central

Arrival station

Gothenburg Central

Journey time

From 3h 1m

Distance

246 miles (396 km)

Frequency

17 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, Nettbuss

Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central for Tuesday May 28th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
7:34 am 10:35 am 3h 1m, direct
8:29 am 11:35 am 3h 6m, direct
9:30 am 12:35 pm 3h 5m, direct
10:34 am 1:35 pm 3h 1m, direct
11:30 am 2:35 pm 3h 5m, direct
11:53 am 4:03 pm 4h 10m, 1 change
1:29 pm 4:33 pm 3h 4m, direct
2:25 pm 5:30 pm 3h 5m, direct
2:58 pm 6:10 pm 3h 12m, direct
3:31 pm 6:35 pm 3h 4m, direct

FlixTrain trains from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central

You can travel from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central on FlixTrain 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.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

FlixTrain classes from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central

Compare the different travel classes offered by FlixTrain when traveling from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central.

Onboard services on FlixTrain

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

When traveling with Flixtrain, you can take the following baggage for free: 1x carry-on bag with max dimensions 42 x 30 x 18 cm and 7kg (16.5 x 11.8 x 7 inches and 15.4 pounds) and 1x checked bag with max dimensions 80 x 50 x 30 cm and 20kg (31.4 x 19.6 x 11.8 inches and 44 pounds).

For safety reasons, you must stow your carry-on bag beneath your seat, or in the overhead compartment above your seat.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Currently, FlixTrain does not offer a food and drink service. However, you may bring food and drink with you to enjoy on the train.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

On FlixTrain services, you can connect to the free WiFi to surf the internet, chat with friends, check your emails and more.

If you’re worried about your battery life, you can charge your devices by connecting to the power sockets or USB outlets at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children up to 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Children between 6 and 14 years old can travel alone with a declaration of consent from their parent or guardian. Keep an eye out for special discounts, as FlixTrain offer cheap tickets for children less than 15 years old.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

All FlixTrains are equipped with reservable bicycle storage. Bikes must be standard size and not exceed 20kg (45 pounds). To bring your bicycle on board, you must reserve a space with FlixTrain.

PetPetPets

In Germany, passengers may take pets that are up to the size of a house cat carried in a secure container at no cost. If you want to take a dog with you on the train which is larger than a house cat, provided it is on a leash and wearing a muzzle, you can purchase an extra ticket at the child's price. Guide and assistance dogs travel for free.

In Sweden, pets may not be transported on trains. The only exception is for guide and assistance dogs.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Passengers with limited mobility who require assistance with boarding and embarking should contact FlixTrain to book one of the designated seats provided. FlixTrain transport foldable wheelchairs, walking aids and other mobility devices for free.

Cheap train tickets from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central

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 Stockholm Central to Gothenburg 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.

FAQs for Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central

Want to know more about your journey from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg 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 Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central take?

The average journey time by train between Stockholm Central and Gothenburg Central is 3 hours and 12 minutes, with around 17 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 Stockholm Central and Gothenburg Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central is 3 hours and 1 minute.

Is there a direct train from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central leaves at 05:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central leaves at 21:34. 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 Stockholm Central and Gothenburg Central by train?

Trains travelling from Stockholm Central to Gothenburg Central cover a distance of around 246 miles (396 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Gothenburg Central to Stockholm Central.


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