Train from London to Gothenburg

 
Boating in Gothenburg
Photo © Kjell Holmner

Overview

Route: London to Gothenburg via Brussels, Cologne and Copenhagen
Journey time: From 21 hours 13 minutes
 

Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Brussels, Cologne and Copenhagen (sleeper)

Sample itinerary: Take the 1604 Eurostar service from St Pancras, which will get you to Brussels in time to transfer to the 1928 service to Cologne. You'll arrive in Cologne with time to spare before boarding the 2228 sleeper service to Copenhagen, which arrives at 1006 the next morning. Change to the 1023 service to Gothenburg, where you'll arrive at 1417.
Price: Booking an InterRail pass is recommended.
Leg 1:

London St Pancras to Brussels Midi

First train 0650 (Mon-Fri), 0657 (Sat), 0804 (Sun).
Last train 1934 (every day).

Frequency of service: 11 trains a day (8 trains on Sunday).
Operator:

Eurostar

Journey time: from 1 hr 55 minutes
Transfer A quick same-station change of platform at Brussels Midi station to catch the onward connection.

Change of platform

Transfer time: Allow 20 mins
 
Book a hotel near Brussels Midi
 
Leg 2:

Brussels Midi to Cologne Central Station (Köln Hbf).

First train departs at 0625.

Last train departs at 1928.

Frequency of service: 9 trains per day.
Operator:

Thalys or ICE

Journey time: From 1 hr 57 mins
Transfer A quick same-station change of platform at Cologne Central Station to catch the onward connection. If you have time to spare, Cologne cathedral is next door.

Change of platform

Transfer time: Allow 20 mins
 
Book a hotel near Cologne Central Station
 
Leg 3:

Cologne to Copenhagen by sleeper.

Departs 2228 arrives next day at 1007 at Copenhagen Central Station (known as 'Kobenhavn H').

Frequency of service: Daily
Operator:

City Night Line

Journey time: 11 hrs 39 mins
Transfer A quick same-station change of platform within Copenhagen Central Station (København H)

Change of platform

Transfer time: Allow 20 minutes
 
Book a hotel near Copenhagen Central Station (København H)
 
Leg 4: Copenhagen (København H) to Gothenburg (Göteborg)

First train departs Copenhagen weekdays at 0523, and 0623 weekends (there is also an 0623 service during the week). Trains run hourly at 23 minutes past on weekdays and, every other hour on weekends until 1823. There are three later services at 1859, 2023 and 2223. Additional trains run at 0530 (express train) and 0659 weekdays; 1559 (express train) weekends; 0657 (express train) and 0859 Saturdays; and at 1100, 1259 (express train) and 1459 every day.
Frequency of service: Up to 22 trains a day.
Operator:

Øresundtåg/SJ

Journey time: From 3 hours 31 minutes
Destination Välkommen till Göteborg
 
Book a hotel near Gothenburg (Göteborg C)
 

Your route to Gothenburg

The lines on the map are for illustrative purposes only - they don't show the exact route taken by the train.