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1. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

More specifically, can anyone tell me how possible, easy or difficult it is to go from Goteborg to Vindeln (Vasterbotten) by train? I know about getting to Umeå but Vindeln would help. I saw somewhere that there is a direct trin. But any info would be gratefully received.... Thanks!!

2. Posted by fia (Budding Member 54 posts) 10y

Have to admit that I don't travel by train that much, but if you go to www.sj.se you should be able to see all train fares. You can change to english if you have a hard time understanding swedish

3. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

Hejsan Fia,

Forlåt Jag ha inte sett din tekst før nu! Tack så mycket. Jag ska prøve detta webside. Og, forlåt igen om minna Svensk er så førfærlig Jag køper et hus derop på Væsterbotten ... OM alla gå utan problemar.

Kanske ska jag också køppe et Svensk tastatur til komputeren! Detta her er Dansk.

Jag arbejete i Danmark men jag komma frå England.

Tack igen!

Jon :)

4. Posted by GretaGarbo (Full Member 48 posts) 10y

I don't think it's SJ that runs the trains to Norrland any more, connex maybe.
The direct one used to be the night train, if that still exists.

However try http://www.resplus.se for the best connection. All (almost) of the train/bus companies on one site!

This time of year I'd go by plane though, its's more than 12 hours on the train. Which is beautiful in the summer when you can see the views but down right boring when it's dark outside.
Good luck! It's a lovely but remote part of Europe.

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

Yup, its all (or was) Connex up there. Services aren`t exactly frequent, and all are generally overnight. It may have changed now, but the whole time i was in Sweden - 2.5yrs to May - and travelling that way relatively often there were 3 trains a day. One each from Stockolm to Lulea and Kiruna (with connection to Lulea at Boden) and a Lulea to Goteborg train. All ran overnight. Sundsvall - or one Harnosand - is the closest you can normally get during the day by train, although buses connections along the coast as well from Sundsvall.

Connex were going through a dodgy patch financially and looking like they may pull out, but i think that it counts as a core service wich has to be run for social reasons, meaning that even if it keeps making a loss there will be services.

If it helps, on the odd occassions i made the jny from Goteborg or that area up north (instead of from Skane), i tended to find that X2000 to Stockholm was quicker and better for me than the direct gothenberg train, although i did that as well. The jny is uite good in itself sometimes, as there is a bar car and cinema, and it can be quicte good fun, although its quite long (if that affects you) and in winter you dont see all that much...

6. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

Thanks everyone... that gives me food for thought.. The reason I ask is I'm working in Denmark but buying a house up there in the North of Sweden. I might have to do the journey quite often so I'm looking at and comparing all the options. Flying is quickest for sure but its the cost. Thinking of book-reading time on the train too!

I saw there is a direct 1 from Gtbg to Umeå. But that still leaves me 100kms from home too!.

Anyway, thanks again and if anyone is coming up that way after December, let me know! I might have space for the odd guest somewhere.

Tack så mycket!

7. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

There are starting to be a few cheapy flight companies that bounce up north, from Gbg and Sthm in the norm, but a few out of Sturup, and occassionally even out of Kastrup, which may work out - Sure, you then have to get from Umea or Lulea onwards, but you`ll have already saved over 24hours by that point anyway...

I saw there is a direct 1 from Gtbg to Umeå. But that still leaves me 100kms from home too!.

Actually, am 99% certain that that service stops at Vindeln as well. And as there is a direct from Stockholm as well, the easiest land based trip would be a cheapy X2000 Kbh - Sthm, and then direct Connex to Vindeln.

8. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

Hej Gelli,

Thanks again! I'm now replying to you from Umeå airport. Looks like the options are growing! Wahay!

Just so you know too, Gøteborg - Vindeln direct at 1700 most days. SAS were actually not THAT expensive from Billund in DK (booked through Opodo) and Ryanair are talking about flights to Umeå too. There's also Malmø Aviation direct from Gøteborg to Umeå Mon - Fri only. The buses up to Vindeln are quite easy too. So info-wise I've had quite a fruitful weekend. Hope this helps your info book too!

Not only that but I met and jammed with a real nice bunch of musicians! First chance I've had in 6 years to play with other people. Loved it. Seems to be quite a nice music scene in Vindeln and Umeå.

Hope all are well.... Happy travels!