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The train from Stockholm Central to London usually takes 26 hours 52 minutes on average to travel 1430 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 23 hours 35 minutes. You can expect to find 13 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Stockholm Central and London, you'll need to make 3 changes on your way to London. You can choose to travel with Eurostar, TGV or Thalys to get to London. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Stockholm Central to London in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $136.98.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to London, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
|Journey time||From 23h 35m|
|Distance||889 miles (1430 km)|
|Frequency||13 trains per day|
|Departure station||Stockholm Central|
|Train and bus operators||DSB, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys, SJ, BlaBlaCar Bus, ÖBB, Regiojet, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Traveleuro|
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.
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.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).
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 London by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Stockholm Central and London is 26 hours and 52 minutes, with around 13 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Stockholm Central to London is 23 hours and 35 minutes.
Train tickets from Stockholm Central to London can start from as little as $136.98 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Stockholm Central to London. Travelling from Stockholm Central to London by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.
The first train from Stockholm Central to London leaves at 05:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Stockholm Central to London leaves at 23:09. 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.
Trains travelling from Stockholm Central to London cover a distance of around 889 miles (1430 km) during the journey.