How to get from Copenhagen to Malmö

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from Copenhagen to Malmö

You can get from Copenhagen to Malmö by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Copenhagen to Malmö on 29 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Copenhagen and Malmö

distanceDistance17 miles (28 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Öresundståg

Take a coach or train to travel 17 miles (28 km) to Malmö from Copenhagen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 39 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Öresundståg among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Copenhagen to Malmö.

How to travel from Copenhagen to Malmo?

Travelling from Copenhagen in Denmark to Malmo in Sweden is fast and affordable. The Øresund connects the two cities. The bridge is an engineering feat that works as a suspended bridge and then turns into a tunnel. Commuters can travel between the two cities in as little as 35 minutes on trains and buses. Both means of transport are affordable and offer incredible views of the bridge, the cities and water.

What is the cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Malmo?

Taking a bus is the cheapest way to travel from Copenhagen to Malmo. The buses travel direct from the Central bus station in Denmark and Malmö, Norra Vallgatan in approximately one hour and 15 minutes. The shortest bus rides take around one hour while the longest take at least 20 more minutes. The coaches are available every day, and travellers can make early bookings. Usually, Nettbuss provides three to seven daily trips, while FlixBus provides around six daily buses. On a regular day, travellers can choose from around ten buses. The earliest coaches start their journeys several minutes after midnight, while the last buses depart after 10:00 p.m.

What is the fastest way to travel from Copenhagen to Malmo?

The fastest way to travel from Copenhagen to Malmo is by train. The trains take around 40 minutes to travel from station Københavns Hovedbanegård to Malmö Centralstation. The earliest trains start their trips just after midnight while the latest trains depart around 11:50 p.m. With around 80 trains travelling along the route every day, travellers cannot run out of options. Usually, around three trains leave Copenhagen for Malmo every hour. The trains along the route are Öresundståg and SJ. Both trains have daily schedules, but Öresundståg runs the majority of the trips.

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Travel from Copenhagen to Malmo by train

Taking a train from Copenhagen to Malmo is the most popular way to travel. Around 80 trains travel every day between the two cities. The trains are fast, taking as little as 40 minutes to complete the trip, while the longest journeys take around 50 minutes. Travellers can find the earliest and latest trains right after and before midnight. Two companies dominate the route - regional Öresundståg and high-speed SJ. Both trains are government-operated and require no prior reservations. Travellers can purchase the tickets immediately and hop on to get to Sweden. However, since the train crosses the border, it's wise to carry an ID or a passport for foreigners. Bike transportation is allowed but at a price. The trains travel between the Copenhagen Central Station (Københavns Hovedbanegård) and Malmö Centralstation. Once in Sweden, passengers can catch a train or bus to the city centre. However, it's possible to explore the city on foot or bikes. The schedules are regular, and travellers can save a few coins by planning and booking their tickets early.

Travel from Copenhagen to Malmo by bus

Taking a direct bus from Copenhagen to Malmo is an affordable way to travel. The coaches provide daily commutes between the two locations, taking approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Travellers can book any of the regular coaches from Nettbuss or FlixBus. Usually, FlixBus has around six coaches, while Nettbuss provides three to seven coaches. On a regular day, the travel time for Nettbuss coaches is around one hour while FlixBus coaches take 15 to 20 more minutes. All the buses depart from the Central bus station in Denmark and stop at Malmö, Norra Vallgatan. The city centre is around 450 metres away, which is a 5-minute walk. While the buses take longer than the trains, they are comfortable. The coaches have toilets, free WiFi, air-conditioning, electrical power sockets, and generous legroom. Travellers can bring one checked bag and one piece of hand luggage. FlixBus allows bike transportation, but cyclists should confirm before booking tickets. Passengers with disabilities can also transport their wheelchairs for free. However, prior notification is important for special assistance during boarding and alighting.

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FAQs

Travel from Copenhagen, Denmark to Malmö, Sweden is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Malmö from Copenhagen restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Malmö, Sweden from Copenhagen?

Entry Requirements:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Malmö, Sweden?

The government of Sweden has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 23/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Malmö from Copenhagen closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Copenhagen, Denmark from Sweden is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Copenhagen, Denmark from Malmö, Sweden?

Reentering Denmark is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Copenhagen from Malmö?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Copenhagen, Denmark regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Denmark must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 23/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Copenhagen from Malmö here.

There are 2 ways to get from Copenhagen to Malmö: coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Malmö. Tickets for a coach cost on average £4.

This is compared to other travel options to Malmö:

A coach is £6 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Copenhagen to Malmö costing on average £11.

The fastest way from Copenhagen to Malmö is by train with an average journey time of 39 min.

Other travel options to Malmö from Copenhagen can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 55 min   of travel time.

The Copenhagen to Malmö distance is approximately 17 miles (28 km).

The average frequency per day from Copenhagen to Malmö is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Copenhagen and Malmö as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Copenhagen to Malmö:

  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Copenhagen to Malmö depart from København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus) to Malmö Centralstation.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Copenhagen to Malmö, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Malmö by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Copenhagen to Malmö for £4 on Omio.
  • Öresundståg can take you to Malmö by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Öresundståg from Copenhagen to Malmö for £11.
Many of our customers travelling from Copenhagen to Malmö don't make Malmö their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Stockholm, Gothenburg or Hamburg, either of which you could add to your Copenhagen and Malmö trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Malmö to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Copenhagen to Malmö, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £4 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £11 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Malmö from Copenhagen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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