When we visited Copenhagen, we actually didn’t think about visiting Malmö at all. But it’s very easy to get from Denmark to Sweden, it only takes up to 1 hour. So why not include Malmö if you’re visiting Copenhagen and backward? There are lots of ways to get from one city to another, and here we will explain to you all of them, so let’s see how to get from Copenhagen to Malmö.
The Öresundståg bridge that connects Malmö and Copenhagen is almost 8 km long, and it’s an engineering masterpiece.
Since the bridge was built, it takes much less time to get from Denmark to Sweden.
Here are the reasons why it’s worth to visit Malmö when you’re in Copenhagen:
- it’s cheaper to stay in Malmö than it is in Copenhagen -
- it’s an eco-friendly, sustainable city
- the pretty old town, colorful streets, and beautiful museums
- Ribersborg open-air bath with sauna 🙂
Time: 25-30 minutes from/to Kastrup Airport, 40 minutes from/to Copenhagen central station
Ticket price: 13 EUR (ORESUNGSTAG)
The trains go under the Oresund bridge.
Where to get the ticket?
You can get the tickets in the machines located in the airport itself, you will see a different kind of machines, because some of them are for the transport of the city, and the others are for the transport between cities (including Malmö)
The red machines are for transport in Copenhagen, and the blue ones are international trains.
You can also buy your ticket online in advance, but it’s not cheaper, so we would recommend you to just buy it from the machines when you’re there.
Where does the train depart?
At the central station, you can easily find the trains, as everything is written on the screens. At the airport, it’s a bit more complicated, but you can always ask one of the kind locals around you. At the airport, after you followed the “trains” sign to the machines where you bought your train ticket, just go down to the platform where it says “Malmö”. There will be lots of trains coming and you should ask someone -just to make sure you will take the right train 🙂
How long does it take the journey?
The train is the fastest way to go from Denmark to Sweden (Copenhagen Kastrup Airport to Malmö central station: 25- 30 minutes). The train runs every 20 minutes from Kastrup airport. You can also take a train at the central train station in Copenhagen, but it takes a bit more time to get to Malmö in that case.
Trains also go late at night and early in the morning, so this will be the option for you if you arrive late or early to the airport.
Time: approx. 1 hour
Price: Flixbus: 9.90 - 16 EUR (74 -104 DKR) - depending on the departure time
Nettbus: 14 Eur
There are some bus companies that go from Copenhagen to Malmö and other cities between the two countries.
In our case, we decided to go back by bus because it was cheaper than the train.
Flixbus has a lot of buses during the day, but if you want to travel early in the morning or late in the night, this might not be the option for you.
The only disadvantage is that the journey takes longer and it doesn’t depart as often as the trains.
You can either take the bus to Malmö at the Kastrup airport or the central station in Copenhagen.
The ride from Copenhagen to Malmö takes approx. 1 hour.
The bus goes on the top of the bridge, so you can see the Lillgrund Wind Farm working as usual and generating energy for 60,000 Swedish homes. This is one of the most impressive wind farms in the world with 48 wind turbines working together!
Time: 45-60 minutes depending on the traffic
You can also drive across the Oresund bridge in your car or with your rental car. In that case, the bridge tall will be about 365 DKK - 45 euros - (which we think is very expensive for the 25-minute drive!).
The exact price also depends on your vehicle.
Click here to check out the prices!
If you want to go over the bridge, then you can also take a taxi. Although it’s very expensive and we don’t really recommend it:
Price for one way from the Kastrup Airport to Malmö central:
1000 dkr = 152 USD = 133 EUR
Alternatively, you can also take a ferry. That’s only possible if you have a car, so you take a ferry with your car.
One way ticket costs 50 EUR per person.
As you cross borders, there might be a passport control on the train or on the bus. We heard that the police officers used to come to the train and check the passports of the passengers, but it didn’t happen to us. Anyway, just don’t forget to take your passport with you. 🙂
Cheapest: Bus Most expensive: Taxi
Shortest: Train Longest: Bus
On top of the bridge: Bus, car, taxi
Under the bridge: Train
Choose the way of transportation that fits your expectations and wishes. 🙂