How to get from Malmö to Copenhagen

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from Malmö to Copenhagen

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

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To get from Malmö to Copenhagen on 27 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Malmö to Copenhagen

distanceDistance17 miles (28 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Öresundståg

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 17 miles (28 km) to Copenhagen from Malmö. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Öresundståg among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Malmö to Copenhagen.

How to Travel from Malmo to Copenhagen?

There's more than one way to travel from Sweden's third-largest city, Malmo, to the Danish capital of Copenhagen. These two cities are just five miles apart, separated by the Baltic Sea but connected by Europe's longest combined rail and road bridge, the Oresund Bridge. It's therefore possible to get from Malmo to Copenhagen by both train and bus. This popular journey is also the most common way to get from Sweden to Denmark. Trains take just 40 minutes, and the bus takes one hour. Both of these services are available every day, although the train operates at a much higher frequency.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Malmo to Copenhagen?

Tickets for both these modes of transport are low in cost and also comparable in price. The train is operated by Oresundstag. Journeys depart from Malmo Central and arrive at Copenhagen H Station. Coaches on this route are operated by Nettbuss, departing from Norra Vallgatan, in central Malmo, and arriving at Ingerslevsgade in Vesterbro, just to the west of central Copenhagen.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Malmo to Copenhagen?

With just 40 minutes of travel time, the train is the fastest way to travel from Malmo to the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Although, with a direct journey time of just one hour, the coach is still a fast and fuss-free way to travel.

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Travel from Malmo to Copenhagen by Train

Direct train travel from Malmo to Copenhagen takes just 40 minutes and involves travelling across the famous Oresund Bridge that links Sweden and Denmark. Trains on this route are operated by Oresundstag and depart at least once per hour, every day, from early in the morning until late in the evening. During peak times of the day, there are up to five services per hour. Trains depart from Malmo Central Station and arrive at Copenhagen H Station. This is Copenhagen's largest station, located in Vesterbro, close to Tivoli Gardens. From Copenhagen H, it's possible to reach anywhere in the city easily by bus or underground train. The station is just a few minutes walk to the main shopping area and a 20-minute walk to the historic, quayside Old Town.

Travel from Malmo to Copenhagen by Bus

Coach travel from Malmo to Copenhagen is also a straightforward, fast, and affordable option. Coaches are operated by Nettbuss and depart between five and eight times per day, with more services available on weekdays. Coaches depart from Norra Vallagtan, a 10-minute walk from the centre of Malmo, and arrive at Ingerslevsgade in Vesterbro. It is a 15-minute walk from Ingerslevsgade to Copenhagen H Station and a 20-minute walk or a five-minute underground train journey to the main centre.

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FAQs

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

Can I enter Denmark if coming from Sweden?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Copenhagen, Denmark due to the pandemic?

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

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 20/06/2022; 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 from Malmö to Copenhagen.

The restriction level for your return to Malmö, Sweden from Denmark is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Malmö from Copenhagen restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Sweden:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Malmö, Sweden?

You should observe these safety measures in Sweden as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Sweden was last checked on 25/06/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Malmö from Copenhagen closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel to Copenhagen from Malmö including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Malmö to Copenhagen is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Copenhagen:

A flight is £7 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Malmö to Copenhagen costing on average £7.

A flight is £1 less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Malmö to Copenhagen costing on average £1.

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

The fastest way to get to Copenhagen from Malmö is by train with an average travel time of 34 min.

There are alternative travel options to Copenhagen that can usually take longer:

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You should expect to travel around 17 miles (28 km) from Malmö to Copenhagen.

The average frequency per day from Malmö to Copenhagen is:

  • Around 9 coaches per day.
  • 70 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a flight from Malmo Airport to Københavns Lufthavn.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Malmö Centralstation and arrive in København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus).

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Malmö to Copenhagen:

  • You can go to Copenhagen from Malmö by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £7 with Flixbus from Malmö to Copenhagen on Omio.
  • You can go to Copenhagen from Malmö by train with Öresundståg. You'll see cheap train tickets for £11 with Öresundståg from Malmö to Copenhagen on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Malmö and Copenhagen with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus, Bus4you or Vy Bus4You with 9 direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find 70 direct trains per day with Öresundståg.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Copenhagen as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Malmö and Copenhagen.

Omio customers who travel from Malmö to Copenhagen often also extend their holiday to go to Stockholm, Berlin or Hamburg. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Copenhagen and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Malmö to Copenhagen, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £7 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is £1 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £11 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Malmö to Copenhagen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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