It’s now even easier to get to Åre: A daily night train will be running from Stockholm to Åre from the end of June 2018, offering a highly comfortable and sustainable means of travel.
Åre 2019 national partner SJ has just announced that a night train from Stockholm to Åre will be operating on a daily basis from the end of June onward. In addition, there is a regular day connection on the same route from Stockholm to Åre and Duved. The new connections make it possible to take a daily return trip to Åre.
Taking the train to Åre is a sustainable and comfortable way to travel to Åre where the train station is just around the corner from the main square, all the restaurants, hotels, shopping and the spa, not to mention the ski slopes. The National Arena, which will host the Åre 2019 medal competitions, is just one kilometer from the Åre Train Station.
– Train connections are extremely important for us and our visitors who wish to travel in and out of Åre during the World Championships, stated Ulrika Svensson, Marketing Manager at Åre 2019.
– It is such an easy and practical way to travel and we hope to see many of our visitors taking advantage of the offer to take the train. You can board the train in Stockholm at night and wake up in the center of Åre, just a short walking distance from the competitions, she continued.
The SJ trains are undergoing refurbishment to enhance the level of comfort. It will be possible to book single person compartments even in the 2ndclass sleeping carriages. All night trains will have kiosk service and will be furnished with new colors, carpets, comforters and other interior enhancements. The renovations are expected to be completed in all trains during 2019.
Ticket prices for night trains have been reduced which makes train travel a very sensible option. Book your train travel to Åre at www.sj.se (please note that tickets for February 2019 are not yet available for booking):
Schedule for the new Åre – Stockholm connections*
Stockholm to Åre 11.45 pm – 07.18 am (access to carriage from 1o pm)
Åre to Stockholm 09.51 om – 05.22 am (may sleep until 6.30)
Stockholm to Åre 07:50 am- 02:40 pm
Åre to Stockholm 03:50 pm- 10:45 pm
*time schedule is subject to change