How to travel 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 Feb 09 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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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 center. 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 center 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.

How to get from Copenhagen to Malmö

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Copenhagen to Malmö, 95,67% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Copenhagen to Malmö and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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

Can I enter Sweden if coming from Denmark?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travelers 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 1/24/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Copenhagen and Malmö.

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

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

Reentering Denmark is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 travelers 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 1/9/23. 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.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Copenhagen to Malmö don't make Malmö their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Malmö are Stockholm, Gothenburg or Hamburg, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Malmö to any of these top destinations today!
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