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from Copenhagen to Malmö

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£11Öresundståg
£9Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£7Flixbus
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£8Flixbus
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£9Flixbus
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£9Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£7Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£5Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£7Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£7Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£5Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£5Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£7Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£9Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£12Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£12Vy Bus4You
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£11Öresundståg
£7Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£9Flixbus
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£11Öresundståg
£7Flixbus

Travel Information to Malmö from Copenhagen

distanceDistance17 miles (28 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Öresundståg

Travel 17 miles (28 km) by coach or train from Copenhagen to Malmö. 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 £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Öresundståg among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train 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
Is cross-border travel to Malmö, Sweden from Copenhagen, Denmark currently allowed?

International travel from Copenhagen, Denmark to Malmö, Sweden is: Partially open.

Can I enter Sweden if coming from Denmark?

Entry into Sweden is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Malmö if travelling from Copenhagen?

Conditions of entry:

  • COVID-19 test upon arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Malmö, Sweden due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Sweden must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Copenhagen and Malmö.

Are there restrictions on reentering Denmark from Malmö, Sweden due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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

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

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 12 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 01/12/2021. 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.

How do I go from Copenhagen to Malmö?

There are 2 ways to travel to Malmö from Copenhagen including taking a coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Copenhagen to Malmö is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £7 compared to other travel options to Malmö:

A coach is generally £4 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £11 from Copenhagen to Malmö.

What is the fastest way to Malmö from Copenhagen?

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

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h   on average.

How many miles from Copenhagen to Malmö would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there to Malmö from Copenhagen?

The average frequency per day from Copenhagen to Malmö is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Copenhagen? Where do I arrive in Malmö?

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

  • Most travellers board their train from Copenhagen, Amagerbro St. Holm (Dalslandsgade) and arrive in Malmö Centralstation.
Which travel companies can take me from Copenhagen to Malmö?

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 take you to Malmö by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Copenhagen to Malmö for £7.
  • 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.
Is it possible to travel directly between Copenhagen and Malmö?

Yes, there are direct routes from Copenhagen to Malmö with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Malmö with Vy Bus4You with direct coaches per day.
  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Malmö with SJ or Öresundståg.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Malmö tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Malmö from Copenhagen?
Your journey from Copenhagen to Malmö doesn't have to end in Malmö. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Stockholm, Gothenburg or Hamburg. If you’d like to add Stockholm, Gothenburg or Hamburg to your Copenhagen to Malmö trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Malmö today!
How far in advance should I book tickets from Copenhagen to Malmö online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £7 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £11 one way.

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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