ALBUFEIRA TO SOTKAMO BY TRAIN

Travel from Albufeira (Portugal) to Sotkamo (Finland) by train (3861 km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel by train from Albufeira in Portugal to Sotkamo in Finland, the main route leads via Spain, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. Please read the following information and blog posts.

Your travel route could be like that.

1 Albufeira (Portugal) - Lisbon (Portugal) - Hendaye (France) - Paris (France) - Hamburg (Germany) - Stockholm (Sweden) - Helsinki (Finland) - Sotkamo (Finland)

3861 km

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1 Albufeira (Portugal) - Lisbon (Portugal) - Hendaye (France) - Paris (France) - Hamburg (Germany) - Stockholm (Sweden) - Helsinki (Finland) - Sotkamo (Finland)
The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.
1A Travelling from Albufeira to Lisbon (Portugal)
To travel in Portugal by train, buy your ticket online via the following booking links or at a railway station. Train schedules and ticket prices are available via the links. If you buy your ticket online, you can get cheap advance fares for long-distance trains.
Buy your ticket from Albufeira to Lisbon here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.


The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Alfa Pendular (AP) / Intercidades (IC) / Celta (CEL)

NIGHT TRAINS: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
TH 310 Lisbon - Hendaye / TH 335 Lisbon - Madrid

BUS: Bus connections that might be helpful.
Faro - Seville

SEARCH FOR TRAIN TIMES HERE: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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1B Travelling from Lisbon (Portugal) to Hendaye (France)
To travel from Portugal to France by train, there are two main routes. It depends from where your destination is in France.

The first route is by direct night train from Lisbon to the Spanish-French border at Hendaye/Irun. There you change to a TGV train in direction of Bordeaux and Paris.
Buy your tickets in two steps: first from Lisbon to Hendaye or Irun via ACPRail (see booking links). Then a second ticket from Hendaye to your destination in France via Trainline or SNCF (see booking links).

The second route is from Lisbon by direct night train to Madrid. There you continue by high-speed-trains via Barcelona in direction of France (Marseille, ...).
Buy your tickets in two steps: first from Lisbon to Madrid for the night train via ACPRail (see booking links). Then a second ticket from Madrid via Barcelona to your destination in France via Trainline or SNCF (see booking links).
Buy your ticket from Lisbon to Hendaye here.
The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV)

NIGHT TRAINS: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
TH 310 Lisbon - Hendaye / TH 335 Lisbon - Madrid

SEARCH FOR TRAIN TIMES HERE: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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1C Travelling from Hendaye to Paris (France)
To travel in France by train, buy your ticket via the following booking links. There you find schedules and ticket prices with discounts. Book early to get inexpensive train tickets. To travel long distances between the big cities of France, use a TGV high-speed train.
Buy your ticket from Hendaye to Paris here.
The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) / TGV Elipsos France - Spain (TGV Elipsos) / TGV France - Italy (TGV) / TGV Alleo France - Germany (TGV Alleo) / TGV Lyria France - Switzerland (Lyria) / Intercités (IC) / Transport Express Régional (TER) / THALYS (THY) / Eurostar (EST)

NIGHT TRAINS: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
ICN 3981|83 Paris - Latour-de-Carol / ICN 5789/93 Paris - Briançon / EN 453/24J Paris - Moscow

FERRY: Ferry connections that might be helpful.
Calais - Dover / Cherbourg - Rosslare

SEARCH FOR TRAIN TIMES HERE: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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1C Travelling from Paris (France) to Hamburg (Germany)
To travel from France to Germany by train, use a route either via Paris/Lille to Cologne by Thalys train. Or from Paris via Strasbourg/Saarbrücken to Frankfurt or Stuttgart by TGV/ICE. There is also a direct train from Marseille in direction of Frankfurt. Please use the given booking links to find schedules and ticket prices. Prices are usually the same, but sometimes vary slightly.

If you want to use a night train, have a look at the Russian night train Paris to Moscow (exit in Berlin). A very nice experience and high quality, but does not run daily!

The Europe Special price of Deutsche Bahn (German railways) is available from EUR 39. As earlier you book, as cheaper the ticket prices are.
Buy your ticket from Paris to Hamburg here.
The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
TGV Alleo France - Germany (TGV Alleo) / ICE Alleo Germany - France (ICE Alleo) / THALYS (THY)

NIGHT TRAINS: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 453/24J Paris - Moscow

SEARCH FOR TRAIN TIMES HERE: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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1D Travelling from Hamburg (Germany) to Stockholm (Sweden)
Tickets to selected destinations in Sweden are available from DB (German Railways) directly via our partner link.

The "Sparpreis Europa" saver fares are available to cities such as Göteborg, Stockholm and Malmö. They always include transit through Denmark using either DB IC Buses or EC trains. From Copenhagen to Sweden, tickets are only available for travel with either SJ high speed trains (designated as "X2" when booking) or the Oresund regional trains. It is not possible to book a ticket valid on both types of trains!

If you want to travel with the Berlin - Malmö night train in the summer you have to book it separately too from the operator "Snalltaget".

How to buy tickets:

- buy a saver fare ticket via the Deutsche Bahn booking link from Germany to Sweden. These saver fares are available for example to Malmö, Göteborg or Stockholm.

- if it is not possible to book the whole trip in one ticket via the Deutsche Bahn link, split it into two bookings:
First ticket from Germany to Malmö, Göteborg or Stockholm via the booking link of Deutsche Bahn.
Second ticket from Malmö, Göteborg or Stockholm to your destination in Sweden via the ACPRail/SJ booking link.
Buy your ticket from Hamburg to Stockholm here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.


The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
IntercityExpress (ICE) / IC InterCity Bus (ICBus) / EuroCity (EC) / Snabbtåg (S) / Öresundståg (OT)

NIGHT TRAINS: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 300 Berlin - Malmö / NT 2 Malmö - Stockholm

SEARCH FOR TRAIN TIMES HERE: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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1E Travelling from Stockholm (Sweden) to Helsinki (Finland)
To travel by ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki, book a direct overnight ferry. The daily departure time in Stockholm is in the late afternoon. The arrival in Helsinki in the morning.

If you want to travel by a cheaper ferry or during the day (not overnight), you have to take a ferry route from Stockholm to Turku.

The journey time is about 17 hours. The ticket prices depends on the day you travel. Use the given booking links to find an exact ticket price and the schedule.
Buy your ticket from Stockholm to Helsinki here.
The following links could be interesting for you.
FERRY: Ferry connections that might be helpful.
Stockholm - Helsinki / Stockholm - Turku

1F Travelling from Helsinki to Sotkamo (Finland)
To travel in Finland by train, buy your train ticket via the given booking links. There you find exact schedules and ticket prices. Booking in advance will give you the best fares. Tickets for long distance trains include seat reservations. Good to know: Finish railways VR offer an excellent night train service which is recommended to travel the country from south (Helsinki, Turku, Tampere) to the north (Rovaniemi, Lapland).
Buy your ticket from Helsinki to Sotkamo here.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.


The following links could be interesting for you.
TRAIN TYPES: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Pendolino (S) / InterCity (IC) / Allegro (AE)

NIGHT TRAINS: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
IC 273 Helsinki - Rovaniemi / IC 265 Helsinki - Kemijärvi / 31A Helsinki - Moscow

BUS: Bus connections that might be helpful.
Kemi - Haparanda

FERRY: Ferry connections that might be helpful.
Helsinki - Stockholm / Helsinki - Tallinn

SEARCH FOR TRAIN TIMES HERE: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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