Eurail from Stockholm to Cologne

By Eurail pass from Stockholm (Sweden) to Cologne (Germany) (1167km). Travel information, schedules, cheap and fast train connections.

To travel by Eurail from Stockholm in Sweden to Cologne in Germany, the main route leads via Denmark. Please read the following information and blog posts.

There are three different travel routes. Have a look on them and decide which one fits best for you.

1167 km

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How to use the following information: we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Stockholm to Cologne, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

Cologne - Stockholm / Stockholm - Düsseldorf / Stockholm - Frankfurt am Main / Stockholm - Hamburg / Stockholm - Stuttgart / Stockholm - Munich / Gothenburg - Berlin / Gothenburg - Hamburg / Malmö - Berlin

Stockholm - Cologne @ 21.10.2019

1 Stockholm (Sweden) - Cologne (Germany)

1a Eurail: Travelling from Stockholm (Sweden) to Cologne (Germany)

When travelling with Eurail you will most likely cross Denmark on your way to Germany. The direct EC trains between Denmark and Germany require a reservation during the peak summer season. There are also connections with IC Buses of DB (German Railways) which also require a reservation.

You can use Oresund regional trains from Göteborg and Malmö to cross the border to go to Copenhagen. These do not require a reservation. Alternatively you can use the high speed Snabbtag trains from Malmö, Göteborg and Stockholm with compulsory reservation.

The ferry between Helsingborg and Helsingor is free with Eurail.

During summer you can use the Malmö - Berlin night train.

Buy here your Eurail reservation from Stockholm to Cologne.

Buy the reservation at a railway station. Reservations are usually available at stations in all countries where a particular train runs through. In many countries, especially in central and eastern Europe you can also buy reservations for trains in other countries. In some countries (for instance in the Netherlands or Spain) you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
IntercityExpress (ICE) / Snabbtåg (S) / Öresundståg (OT) / EuroCity (EC) / IC InterCity Bus (ICBus)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 301 Malmö - Berlin / NT 1 Stockholm - Malmö

train company:
DB Deutsche Bahn / SJ Statens Järnvägar / ORE Öresundståg / VEOS Veolia Transport Sverige

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Cologne - Stockholm / Stockholm - Munich / Stockholm - Berlin / Gothenburg - Munich / Gothenburg - Cologne / Gothenburg - Hamburg / Malmö - Hamburg / Malmö - Frankfurt am Main

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn / Eurail Planer App

2 Stockholm (Sweden) - Copenhagen (Denmark) - Cologne (Germany)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

2a Eurail: Travelling from Stockholm (Sweden) to Copenhagen (Denmark)

To travel from Stockholm to Copenhagen by Eurail, you have frequent direct SJ X2000 trains - at least every two hours. The journey time is about 5:15 hours. More connections are available with change in Malmö including an Öresundståg on the second part. For the X2000 trains a reservation is mandatory with Eurail.
There is even the option to use a night train: first by SJ night train NT1 from Stockholm to Malmö. There you change to an Öresundståg via the Öresund Bridge to Copenahgen.

Buy here your Eurail reservation from Stockholm to Copenhagen.

Buy the reservation at a railway station. Reservations are usually available at stations in all countries where a particular train runs through. In many countries, especially in central and eastern Europe you can also buy reservations for trains in other countries. In some countries (for instance in the Netherlands or Spain) you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Snabbtåg (S) / Öresundståg (OT)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
NT 1 Stockholm - Malmö

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Copenhagen - Stockholm

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn / Eurail Planer App

2b Eurail: Travelling from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Cologne (Germany)

To travel from Denmark to Germany by Eurail, use one of the daily connections which usually runs via Hamburg. In the summer months, some day trains require an additional reservation.

If you want to include a night train, there is currently only one option left: first from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Malmö (Sweden) and then by night train to Berlin (Germany). This night train does not run daily! In the summer months there is one IC train travelling overnight from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Hamburg (Germany).

Buy here your Eurail reservation from Copenhagen to Cologne.

Buy the reservation at a railway station. Reservations are usually available at stations in all countries where a particular train runs through. In many countries, especially in central and eastern Europe you can also buy reservations for trains in other countries. In some countries (for instance in the Netherlands or Spain) you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
IntercityExpress (ICE) / EuroCity (EC)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 301 Malmö - Berlin

train company:
DB Deutsche Bahn / DSB Danske Statsbaner

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Cologne - Copenhagen / Copenhagen - Berlin / Copenhagen - Bremen / Copenhagen - Dresden / Copenhagen - Frankfurt am Main / Copenhagen - Hamburg / Copenhagen - Hanover / Copenhagen - Leipzig / Copenhagen - Munich / Copenhagen - Stuttgart

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn / Eurail Planer App

3 Stockholm (Sweden) - Copenhagen (Denmark) - Hamburg (Germany) - Cologne (Germany)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

3a Eurail: Travelling from Stockholm (Sweden) to Copenhagen (Denmark)

To travel from Stockholm to Copenhagen by Eurail, you have frequent direct SJ X2000 trains - at least every two hours. The journey time is about 5:15 hours. More connections are available with change in Malmö including an Öresundståg on the second part. For the X2000 trains a reservation is mandatory with Eurail.
There is even the option to use a night train: first by SJ night train NT1 from Stockholm to Malmö. There you change to an Öresundståg via the Öresund Bridge to Copenahgen.

Buy here your Eurail reservation from Stockholm to Copenhagen.

Buy the reservation at a railway station. Reservations are usually available at stations in all countries where a particular train runs through. In many countries, especially in central and eastern Europe you can also buy reservations for trains in other countries. In some countries (for instance in the Netherlands or Spain) you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Snabbtåg (S) / Öresundståg (OT)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
NT 1 Stockholm - Malmö

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Copenhagen - Stockholm

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn / Eurail Planer App

3b Eurail: Travelling from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Hamburg (Germany)

To travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg by Eurail, the best connection is by direct train which includes a ferry crossing from Røby (Denmark) to Puttgarden (Germany). These trains require an extra reservation for Eurail in the summer months. The journey time is about five hours. There is a minimum of three direct train connections per day between both cities.
On the ferry you have to leave the train. Your luggage stays in the train, while you spent the one hour crossing on deck with a nice view - or inside to drink a coffee.

Beside the route above there are connections with changes via Fredericia and Flensburg.

Buy here your Eurail reservation from Copenhagen to Hamburg.

Buy the reservation at a railway station. Reservations are usually available at stations in all countries where a particular train runs through. In many countries, especially in central and eastern Europe you can also buy reservations for trains in other countries. In some countries (for instance in the Netherlands or Spain) you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Regional Express (RE) / EuroCity (EC) / InterCityLyn (Lyn) / InterCity (IC)

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Hamburg - Copenhagen

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn / Eurail Planer App

3c Eurail: Travelling from Hamburg (Germany) to Cologne (Germany)

To travel in Germany by Eurail, no reservations are required on trains of German national railways Deutsche Bahn.

Buy here your Eurail reservation from Hamburg to Cologne.

Buy the reservation at a railway station. Reservations are usually available at stations in all countries where a particular train runs through. In many countries, especially in central and eastern Europe you can also buy reservations for trains in other countries. In some countries (for instance in the Netherlands or Spain) you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter.

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Cologne - Hamburg / Berlin - Hamburg / Berlin - Munich / Berlin - Frankfurt am Main / Berlin - Cologne / Berlin - Stuttgart / Hamburg - Munich / Frankfurt am Main - Düsseldorf / Frankfurt am Main - Cologne / Frankfurt am Main - Munich / Munich - Füssen

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
rail.cc Deutsche Bahn / Eurail Planer App / Trainline planer

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