Snälltåget to Åre
Our night trains take you all the way to one of the world's best skiing destinations! Board the train in the afternoon or evening, relax in your compartment and enjoy a nice dinner in our restaurant Krogen. You wake up rested the day after, enjoy breakfast onboard and are ready for your day at the slopes.
Departures and stations
Snälltåget departs from Malmö on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon/evening, calling at Lund, Hässleholm, Alvesta, Nässjö, Linköping, Norrköping, Stockholm and Uppsala and arriving in the mountains the next morning. We have departures from December 17th 2022 until April 30th 2023. Click here to view the timetable for the train.
The return journey is on Thursday and Sunday, with arrival in Stockholm before midnight and arriving in Malmö the next morning.
During high season we have extra direct trains from Skåne (Malmö, Lund and Hässleholm) to Jämtland and back.
How do I travel with the night train to Åre?
Boarding the night train is the start of your adventure. You can choose between different comfort levels, but if you travel together, you will have the best experience if you book a Private Compartment. During the evening you can socialise, play games or visit our restaurant Krogen ("The Pub").
Seat – the most affordable option
You have a seat reserved in a coach or inside a compartment for six people.
Recliner Seat – for solo travellers
You travel in a comfortable chair that is wider than a regular Seat and there are fewer booked seats in the coach for better comfort. A pillow, pillowcase, blanket and a sheet is included in the price.
Private Compartment – if you travel together
You have a private compartment for you or your company of up to six people. When you board, the compartment is in seat mode and when it is time for bed, you turn the seats into berths. In night mode, there are three berths on each side of the compartment and you can reach the upper berths with a ladder. Pillows, pillowcases, sheets, blankets and duvets for making the bed, are included in the price.
Private Compartment is available for night time travellers.
Due to the consequences of the Corona virus, we no longer offer single berths in a compartments and instead we offer Recliner Seat or Private Compartment. Passengers who booked single berths are offered the switch to a Recliner Seat or an upgrade to a Private Compartment for a fee.
Private Compartment Comfort – for extra comfort
Same compartment as the Private Compartment, but where the compartment is in night mode when you arrive an you can go to bed right away. In the morning, breakfast in the restaurant is included.
Private Compartment Comfort is available between Stockholm and Åre.
There are two toilets at the end of each coach, no matter the comfort level.
There is Wi-Fi in all coaches except for our restaurant. Keep in mind that it is much slower than an at home network. Make sure you download any movies you want to watch, before boarding the train.
All our coaches have power outlets. They are placed on the wall, but there is not enough outlets for each passenger. The effect of the electrical outlet is limited which means that they are made for charging for example your phone or computer. Some coaches only have USB outlets.
Can I bring a pet on the night train?
You can bring a pet if you book the comfort level Seat, just make sure to choose "Animals allowed" when you book the tickets. We also have private compartments where pets are allowed – contact Snälltåget Customer Service at email@example.com to book these.
Is there a restaurant on board?
Enjoying a nice meal in our restaurant on your way to your skiing holiday is a must. Visiting our restaurant Krogen ("The Pub") is popular and therefore we have a reservation system. You will receive more information about the menu and how to reserv a table before your journey.
What about luggage and skiing equipment?
You can bring the following luggage on board:
- one hand luggage maximum 55x40x23 cm and
- one hand luggage maximum 80x50x35 cm and
- a smaller personal item, for example a purse.
You can place the luggage in your compartment or in one of the luggage compartments in the vestibules of each coach. Snälltåget does not take responsibility for luggage in the vestibules.
In the trains 3900/3901, we also offer a check-in service for bigger items such as bigger suitcases, skis, sledges and strollers at the cost of 50 SEK per item.
Can I cancel or rebook my journey?
If you travel in a Private Compartment or Private Compartment Comfort, you can rebook your journey up to seven days before departure. You only pay the booking fee of 79 SEK if you rebook. If you booked Seat or Recliner Seat, you can rebook up to 24 hours before departure, for a fee of 9 SEK per person.
You can also pay extra when you book your ticket, to receive a refundable ticket. The ticket price, except for the booking fee, is refunded. If you travel in a Private Compartment or Private Compartment Comfort, you can cancel your journey up to seven days before departure. If you booked Seat or Recliner Seat, you can cancel up to 24 hours before departure.
If you try to cancel or rebook later than above, you lose the whole ticket price. You can also check the conditions in your home or travel insurance and the travel insurance for paying with your Visa or MasterCard.
Åre – one of the world's best skiing destinations
It is not just us saying that. Åre has been named one of the world's best skiing destinations and several international travel magazines – again and again! Here you can find several slopes, ski lifts and pistes where several World Cups have taken place.
Are you looking for an eventful skiing holiday? In Åre, you will find a mountain village filled with restaurants, shopping, bars and real nightlife. Åre village gives you all these things as well as several pistes – a lot of the accommodations are in walking distances from lifts, slopes and entertainment. Åre is called the village that never sleeps and we can almost guarantee that you won't be bored.
For families looking to avoid the city life, there are the areas Åre Björnen and Duved. There you can find family friendly accommodations with access to all skiing activities. That makes Åre perfect both for adventurers, avid after-ski goers and families with small children.
The skking area is divided into high zone, above the tree line, and low zones, under the tree line. In the low zone, you will find several challenging red and black pistes that you may know from the Alpine Ski World Cup. The high zone is reached via the gondola, and here you can also find green and blue pistes. Also, you are never far away from a cozy restaurant somewhere in Åre. In Åre you can find all the equipment you need for skiing, both for rent and purchase.
If you like winter adventures and skiing, you are going to like Åre – it's as simple as that.
Package deals with train, accommodation and SkiPass is purchased through SkiStar