Direct train to Austria in the winter 2024/25

Snälltåget offers a direct train to the Alps during the winter season. The night train departs Fridays from Malmö via København Syd, 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 starts a week later on Saturday evening 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, Zell am Ziller, Mayrhofen, Sölden, Obergurgl, Ischgl and St Anton. 

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.


USB sockets

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

If you purchase a ticket on the same day you intend to travel (Private compartment on a night train six days before departure), the ticket cannot be rebooked or refunded.

Tickets must be cancelled or rebooked at least 24 hours before departure, while private compartments on night trains must be cancelled at least seven days before departure.

You rebook by first cancelling your journey.

When a rebookable ticket is cancelled, the passenger receives a voucher equivalent to the ticket price minus a fee of SEK 50 per leg and passenger. The voucher is valid for travel purchases within 365 days. The voucher can be used to purchase a rebookable journey with Snälltåget.

If the new ticket is more expensive, you must pay the difference. If the ticket is cheaper, you can use the voucher multiple times.

If you purchased your ticket through us at Snälltåget, you can cancel it on Snälltå A refundable ticket cannot be rebooked, only cancelled. When cancelling a refundable ticket, you pay the same fees as for a rebookable ticket.

When cancelling individual passengers, the price is recalculated to reflect the new conditions. For example, when cancelling one of two passengers, the group discount according to point 1.3 in our ticket rules no longer applies, resulting in a higher price for the remaining passenger.

It is not possible to cancel passengers in a private compartment.

For package tours including Snälltåget, the tour operator's terms for cancellation and refund apply.

For journeys with Snälltåget's night trains to Austria, train numbers 304/305, special ticket rules apply. The journey can only be purchased as a return trip, and it is not possible to cancel only one of the trips. This also applies to connecting routes that the customer has purchased in the same booking.

In the event of late cancellation or rebooking, you will lose the entire ticket price. A tip is also to check the conditions of your home or travel insurance, as well as the travel insurance that applies when you pay with Visa or MasterCard.

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, Friday 20.12.2024 - 22.03.2025
Malmö C14.40
København Syd15.15
Hamburg Hbf21.00
München Ost07.21
Salzburg Hbf08.52
St Johann im Pongau10.11
Zell am See10.55
St Johann in Tirol11.36
Wörgl Hbf12.17
Innsbruck Hbf13.00
Timetable in direction Denmark and Sweden, train 304, Saturday 20.12.2024 - 22.03.2025
Innbruck Hbf18.00
Wörgl Hbf18.54
St. Johann in Tirol19.41
Zell am See20.22
St Johann im Pongau21.13
Bishofshofen Hbf21.24
Salzburg Hbf22.25
München Ost23.55
Hamburg Hbf08.57
København Syd/td>15.35
Malmö C16.21

The restaurant Krogen & Lönnkrogen

On board is our restaurant Krogen where we serve food and drinks during the day and evening and breakfast in the morning. Booking in the restaurant car will open in the autumn when our menu is ready. We will inform you who have purchased a journey when the booking opens.

Outside the train you will also find the slightly smaller kiosk Lönnkrogen where you can pick up your pre-booked breakfast to take to your compartment.

You can already pre-book your breakfast bag to take to your compartment. The breakfast costs 99 SEK and includes a double cheese roll, juice, fruit, hot drink (coffee, tea or hot chocolate) and a cinnamon bun.


Package travel

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.

Package trips by train can be booked at and


Book the train journey only

Tickets with transfer are purchased online. You can see the current prices in the booking dialogue.

Private compartments and berths are only sold as return tickets. One week before departure, we sell the remaining seats also as a single journey.

All tickets are personal and the correct personal details must be provided when booking.

Are Interrail passes valid?

Interrail is only valid for travelling in a seat. However, we sell last minute tickets for Berth in shared compartment (24 hours before departure) and Private compartment (7 days before departure) subject to availability.

You need a reservation to travel with Interrail.


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