Direct train to Austria in the winter 2023/24
Snälltåget offers a direct train to the Alps during the winter season. The night train departs Fridays from Malmö via Høje Taastrup (outside of Copenhagen), Odense and Kolding, arriving at the Austrian ski resorts on Saturday morning. In addition to direct trains to the popular Zell am See, we offer bus connections to additional ski resorts in Austria. The return journey takes place a week later on Saturday evening and with arrival in Denmark and Sweden on Sunday.
Stations, destinations and timetable
On the map below you can find the route and stations of the train. The dashed lines show our transfers to Schladming, Obertauern, Wagrain, Bad Gastein, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Sölden, Ischgl and St Anton. In Jenbach you can travel on to the Zillertal with the Zillertalbahn.
Snälltåget also sells journeys from and to Stockholm, Södertälje, Norrköping, Linköping, Nässjö and Alvesta.
On board the train
Boarding the night train is the start of your adventure. You can choose between different comfort levels, but if you are traveling together we recommend booking a Private Compartment for the best travel experience.
Seat – the most affordable option
You have a reserved seat in a open salon coach.
Private Compartment – if you travel together
In each compartment, there is room for six persons. Each compartment is equipped with a duvet, pillow and bed linen. The beds are 180 cm long and at least 60 cm wide. The compartment door cannot be locked from the outside, only from the inside.
There are no set rules for quiet time, but in general it should be quiet enough for those who want to sleep at 22.
Berth in shared compartment
You share a compartment with 6 berths with other passengers.
Luggage and Skis
A suitcase, a ski boot bag and a hand luggage per person may be brought. Do not pack in a large suitcase for the whole party, divide it instead into several bags, so it is easier to stow your luggage on board.
If you travel with in pricelevel seat, the luggage should be placed under the chair in front of you and on the hat shelf above. There is a luggage rack at one end of the coach for larger bags.
If you travel in pricelevel berth in shared compartment or in your Private Compartment, the luggage is placed on shelf (1 in picture below) and under the lower bed (2 in picture below). If you book your own compartment, it is also possible to use an empty bed for luggage or skis.
Pre-book ski check-in! The avilability of check-in is limited and costs SEK 598 for a round trip. Maximum weight of the ski bag is 10 kg. Ski boots should be placed at your seat/compartment. If you travel in the price level seat or berth in shared compartment, you must check in your skis.
Each coach has two toilets and two extra washrooms with only basins.
There is Wi-Fi in all carriages, but keep in mind that the internet connection in Germany is very limited. Make sure you download any movies you want to watch before boarding the train.
The effect is limited to charging a mobile phone or computer. If you travel in the price level seat, there are electrical outlets under your chair. If you travel in berth in shared compartment or Private Compartment, there is a USB socket by the window.
Rebookings, cancellations and refunds
Tickets that are purchased on Snälltåget.se can be rebooked. The ticket can also be made refundable for a fee.
The follwing rules apply for both rebookable and refundable tickets:
- Seat and berth in shared compartment be cancelled at least 24 hours before departure.
- Private Compartment must be cancelled at least seven days before departure.
The booking fee applies when rebooking och cancelling your Tickets.
If your purchase a ticket where the departure is within 24 hours (or within seven days for a Private Compartment), it cannot be refunded or rebooked.
A green journey to the Alps
Snälltåget uses green energy from water, wind and sun to reduce the environmental impact of your journey.
A train journey for one person from Malmö or Copenhagen to Zell am See back and forth means an emission of about 1.2 kg CO2. In this calculation we have included the losses in the electricity network and the impact that the various renewable power sources have on the environment.
A flight Kastrup–Innsbruck / Salzburg with SAS A320NEO equals 267 kg CO2, but then there is a bus transfer is added on top of that. The same trip with a petrol-powered Volvo V60 corresponds to 128 kg CO2 per person with four people in the car. A bus that runs on fossil-free HVO fuel emits about 8 kg of CO2 per person.
|Timetable in direction Austria, Train 305, 22.12.2023 - 29.03.2024
|St Johann im Pongau
|Zell am See
|St Johann in Tirol
|Timetable in direction Denmark and Sweden (Friday 23.12 och 30.12 and from 07.01 every Saturday until 18.03)
|St. Johann in Tirol
|Zell am See
|St Johann im Pongau
* bus replacement traffic to Malmö on 17.3 due to track maintenance work on the Öresund bridge.
The restaurant coach "Krogen" & "Lönnkrogen"
In the train you will find the restaurant coach Krogen (The Pub) where we serve food and drinks in the evening and breakfast in the morning. You will be able to book a table in the restaurant trolley 2 months before departure. The restaurant is very popular, so you must to book a table.
In coach 212 and 216 we sell drinks, snacks, sandwiches from the train crew compartment "Lönnkrogen" (The little Pub).
Start the day with a breakfast on board. Pre-book in connection with ticket purchases and we will bring the right amount of breakfast.
Choose between breakfast in "Krogen" or breakfast as take-away. Take-away breakfast are collected in coach 212 or 216 and take it with you to your seat or compartment. Breakfast costs 99 SEK and includes double cheese roll, juice, fruit, hot drink (coffee, tea or hot chocolate) and a swedish cinnamon bun.
To make it easy to book your entire ski trip with train, accommodation, transfer and lift pass, Snälltåget cooperate with Skinetworks, which is the Nordic region's largest tour operator for ski trips, where the well-known brands Nortlander and Slopetrotter are included.
Just booking the train journey
Tickets with transfer are purchased online. You can see the prices for each departure in the booking.
The train journey in berth in shared compartment and private compartment are sold as return trip one. One-way trips will be offered one week before departure if there is availble beds.
All tickets are personal and the correct information on people must also be available when booking.
Bus stops for transfer buses
The transfer buses are operated in collaboration with Skinetworks. The time in parentheses is the duration of the bus journey.
The first bus number is in the direction of the destination (outbound journey), the second from the destination (homebound journey), e.g. bus 610 St Johann im Pongau - Bad Gastein and bus 611 Bad Gastein - St Johann im Pongau
- Schladming, buss 620/621 (ca 50 min), Busterminal Rathausplatz departure homebound journey 19.25
- Obertauern, buss 630/631 (ca 50 min)), Hotel Aurora departure homebound journey 19.15
- Wagrain, buss 650/651 (ca 10 min), Markt Platz bus stop, departure homebound journey 19.40
- Bad Gastein, buss 610/611 (ca 50 min), busshållplatsen mitt emot Eurospar departure homebound journey 19.30
- Saalbach-Hinterglemm, buss 640/641 (ca 30 min), Schattberg, X-press departure homebound journey 18.40
- St. Anton, buss 550/551 (ca 90 min), Terminal Ost departure homebound journey 15.10
- Ischgl, buss 560 (ca 90 min), Florianplatz departure homebound journey 15.00
- Sölden, buss 570 (ca 90 min), Freizeit Arena departure homebound journey 15.00