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Getting around Sweden by train

Sweden has an efficient rail network spanning the entire country.

Visitors travel smoothly and comfortably across the countryside on some of Europe’s most modern trains. First and second-class cars are available. On longer trips, couchettes and sleeping cars facilities are provided. Couchettes in second class are available on many routes, for instance Stockholm-Kiruna-Narvik (Norway).

The Swedish rail network is operated by a few major train operators; SJ, Tågkompaniet, Snälltåget and Inlandsbanan.

Long distance trains generally have a buffet car. As an extension to the railway network, buses operate on a frequent basis as a link to smaller cities and villages. These buses can be booked in connection with your railway ticket.

 The Swedish high-speed train X 2000, travels at up to 200 km/hour (125 mph) on all major routes and offers the highest standards of comfort, with radio and music channels outlets by all seats. In full-fare business class you will be served a meal at your seat, and in second class you have access to a Bistro car, where hot or cold meals are available.