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There are 7 ways to get from Gothenburg to Stockholm by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation Mtrx / ...

280 kr - 550 kr

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Bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal to Stockholm Cityterminalen 500 / ...

240 kr - 290 kr

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Train via Partille station  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Partille station to Stockholm Centralstation Flixtrain

260 kr - 336 kr

Night train  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the night train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Södra station SJ Snabbtåg X2000

430 kr - 550 kr

Drive  •  5h 2m

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Stockholm 467.9 km

550 kr - 800 kr

Fly from Gothenburg  •  2h 44m

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Stockholm (ARN) GOT - ARN

1026 kr - 3035 kr

Train to Helsingborg, fly  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg C to Ängelholm St.
  2. Fly from Helsingborg (AGH) to Stockholm (ARN) AGH - ARN

1166 kr - 2797 kr

Gothenburg to Stockholm by train

The train journey time between Gothenburg and Stockholm is around 3h 20m and covers a distance of around 446 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 15m. Operated by MTRX, Swedish Railways (SJ), Flixtrain and others, the Gothenburg to Stockholm train service departs from Göteborg Centralstation and arrives in Stockholm Centralstation. Typically 44 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gothenburg to Stockholm train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Stockholm is 11313.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Stockholm is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Stockholm is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Stockholm is to bus which costs 240 kr - 290 kr and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Stockholm is to fly which costs 1000 kr - 3100 kr and takes 2h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal and arriving at Stockholm Cityterminalen. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Göteborg Centralstation station and arriving at Stockholm Centralstation station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 18m.

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It is 397 km from Gothenburg to Stockholm. It is approximately 467.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Stockholm without a car is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs 280 kr - 550 kr.

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The train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation takes 3h 18m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Gothenburg to Stockholm bus services, operated by Vy Travel AB, depart from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal station.

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Gothenburg to Stockholm train services, operated by MTRX, depart from Göteborg Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Stockholm is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs 280 kr - 550 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 240 kr - 290 kr and takes 6h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 1000 kr - 3100 kr and takes 2h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Stockholm.
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  • Distance: 397.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between Gothenburg, Sweden and Stockholm, Sweden?

MTRX operates a train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation every 4 hours, and the journey takes 3h 18m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Vy Travel AB operates a bus from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal to Stockholm Cityterminalen every 4 hours. Tickets cost 65 kr - 370 kr and the journey takes 6h 25m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kr - 4400 kr
Flights from Gothenburg to Stockholm via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kr - 4400 kr
Flights from Helsingborg to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 kr - 2000 kr
Train operators
MTRX
Phone
+46 8 580 971 66
Email
kundservice@mtrexpress.travel
Website
mtrx.travel
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Unknown
mtrx.travel
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Södra station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
430 kr - 550 kr
Website
Swedish Railways (SJ)
1st Class Ticket
430 kr - 550 kr
2nd Class Ticket
450 kr - 550 kr
Night train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Södra station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
430 kr - 550 kr
Website
Swedish Railways (SJ)
1st Class Ticket
430 kr - 550 kr
2nd Class Ticket
450 kr - 550 kr
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
230 kr - 280 kr
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Partille station to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 kr - 280 kr
Website
Flixtrain
Tågab
Phone
0550-875 61
Email
info@tagakeriet.se
Website
tagakeriet.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
280 kr - 390 kr
Website
Tågab
2nd Class
280 kr - 390 kr
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg C to Ängelholm St.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
240 kr - 340 kr
Website
Öresundståg
Bus operators
Vy Travel AB
Phone
+46 771 15 15 15
Email
info@tagkompaniet.se
Website
vy.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal to Stockholm Cityterminalen
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65 kr - 370 kr
Website
Vy Travel AB
Bus4You
Website
bus4you.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Stockholm Cityterminalen
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
250 kr - 350 kr
Website
Bus4You
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Gothenburg to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240 kr - 290 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Gothenburg Airport to Stockholm Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Gothenburg to Stockholm bus services, operated by Vy Travel AB, arrive at Stockholm Cityterminalen station.

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Gothenburg to Stockholm train services, operated by MTRX, arrive at Stockholm Centralstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gothenburg to Stockholm is 468 km. It takes approximately 5h 2m to drive from Gothenburg to Stockholm.

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Scandinavian Airlines offers flights from Gothenburg Airport to Stockholm Airport.

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There are 279+ hotels available in Stockholm. Prices start at 750 kr SEK per night.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Gothenburg Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 45 kr - 60 kr.

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