How to travel 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 Feb 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Malmö and Copenhagen

distanceDistance17 miles (28 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 35 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Travel 17 miles (28 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Malmö and Copenhagen. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Malmö to Copenhagen.

How to Travel from Malmö to Copenhagen

The journey from Malmö to Copenhagen is popular with travelers for both business and leisure. Traveling from Malmö to Copenhagen is easy to do by trains and buses. Flights are not available due to Copenhagen and Malmö being located just across the Danish/Swedish border from each other. The fastest way is by taking the train while the cheapest way is by taking the bus. Key departure points in Malmö include Malmö Centralstation and Malmö Norra Vallgatan bus station.

Return trips from Copenhagen to Malmö

Malmö to Copenhagen Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

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€8

0:55 h

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€15

0:35 h

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What is the best way to travel from Malmö to Copenhagen?

Cheapest way to travel from Malmö to Copenhagen

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Malmö to Copenhagen. There are usually 15 buses traveling from Malmö to Copenhagen per day. Swebus operates 4 buses which depart from Malmö Centralstation and take around an hour to arrive at København Ingerslevsgade bus station. FlixBus and Nettbuss Express operate the rest of the buses which depart from Malmö Norra Vallgatan bus station and arrive at København Ingerslevsgade bus station after an hour of travel time. The first bus of the day departs Malmö at 5:10 a.m., while the last leaves at 10:30 p.m.


Fastest way to travel from Malmö to Copenhagen

Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Malmö to Copenhagen. There are over a hundred trains traveling from Malmö to Copenhagen per day operated by Øresundståg, SJ, and DSB. All trains traveling from Malmö to Copenhagen depart from Malmö centralstation and take between 35 minutes to an hour to arrive at København H train station. Trains traveling from Malmö to Copenhagen are usually direct. Malmö to Copenhagen trains depart multiple times per hour throughout the day and night. The first train departs Malmö at 12:33 a.m. while the last leaves at 11:33 p.m.


Most popular way to travel from Malmö to Copenhagen

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Malmö to Copenhagen. Taking the train can be up to 30 minutes faster than taking the bus. There are over a hundred trains that travel from Malmö to Copenhagen every day, with the first train departing København H train station at 12:33 a.m. Trains depart Copenhagen consistently through the day, usually multiple times per hour by different train companies.


How to get from Malmö to Copenhagen

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Malmö to Copenhagen, 95,56% 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 Malmö to Copenhagen 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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FAQs

Travel from Malmö, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Copenhagen from Malmö restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden.

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

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Copenhagen, Denmark?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 1/9/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Copenhagen from Malmö closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Is my journey back to Malmö from Copenhagen restricted?

Entry into Sweden is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 1/24/23. 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 that you can travel to Copenhagen from Malmö. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Malmö and Copenhagen is by taking a train with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to Copenhagen:

A train is $10 (€9) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Malmö to Copenhagen costing on average $13 (€11).

The fastest way to get to Copenhagen from Malmö is by bus with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Copenhagen can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Copenhagen by train can take on average 35 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Malmö to Copenhagen is:

  • 9 buses a day.
  • 80 trains per day.

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

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

  • Trains from Malmö to Copenhagen most often leave 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 bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $13 (€11) with Flixbus from Malmö to Copenhagen on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by train with SJ or Öresundståg with 80 direct trains per day.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Malmö to Copenhagen? Many Omio customers who go from Malmö to Copenhagen usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Stockholm, Berlin or Hamburg. If you're looking to explore Stockholm, Berlin or Hamburg from Copenhagen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost $13 (€11) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $2 (€2) one way.

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

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