By Öresundståg from Denmark to Sweden

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Since 2000, it only takes half an hour from Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup) to Sweden. Sometimes they say you get faster in the centre of Malmo from Copenhagen airport than from Malmö’s own airport! The Öresundståg has a lot to do with it. It’s super convenient!

By train across the Öresund Bridge
 Öresundsbron

In 2000, the Öresund Bridge opened. This bridge connects Copenhagen and Malmö. You can cross the bridge with your car but you can also take the train. Super easy! The train departs from the airport Kastrup (you can also board in the centre of Copenhagen but will then have to switch trains in the airport, because of the identity checks that were re-introduced due to the refugees) and brings you to Skåne, to Malmö and Lund, but also further like eg Gothenburg, Kalmar and Karlskrona.

If you are flying on Kastrup you will probably take a train to reach Sweden. You can buy your train ticket at the vending machines at the airport. The language of these machines can be put in English so no problem if you do not speak Danish or Swedish. Moreover, there is always someone there to help you. A single ticket costs about 10 euros.
Take into account possible delays because of the identity checks at the border between Denmark and Sweden. Also if you go to the platform of the airport, keep your identity card ready to show the officers.

Öresundståg

The Öresundståg is a special experience, especially if you’ve seen The Bridge. So make sure you pick a good spot. Remember, Sweden (and by extension most Scandinavians) don’t like strangers invading in their personal space. If there still is a free seating spot where nobody else is sitting down, go for that spot. Only go and sit next to someone if this is no longer the case! Suitcases shouldn’t be placed on the seats.
Personnally, I would go for a spot at the window. Do you want to take pictures without the ironwork of the bridge? Then pick a spot on the right side (if the train is travelling to Sweden). If you want to have a view of Malmö and the Turning Torso, choose a spot on the left.

The Öresundståg practically

Every 20 minutes there is a train. You don’t have to reserve a seat. The common regional train crosses the bridge as well. So you will have a connection between Sweden and Denmark every 10 minutes. Even at night the train is riding, but then once per hour. During rush hour it can be quite busy on the trains. A lot of Swedes and Danes use the train to commute. On board you hear both Danish and Swedish. Also, the staff may be Danish or Swedish.

Tip Download the app Skånetrafiken to travel smoothly through Skåne, buy tickets and consult timetables!

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Have you ever traveled by Öresundståg? If you have any questions about this train, please let me know in the comments! I try my best to answer as soon as possible: -)

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4 Comments

  • Reply Anna Price

    How was your experience traveling with this train company? Did you experience delays or a lot of crowding on the train?
    Did you book your tickets ahead of time online?

    26 November 2018 at 12:45
    • Reply Heidi

      Hi Anna, I didn’t had any delays. I didn’t book my tickets in advance but bought them on the machines at the airport. I guess it might be a lot more crowded during peak hours as a lot of people use this train for commuting.

      26 November 2018 at 17:35
  • Reply Raimund Leussler

    Please give me the ticket Price for Kopenhagen to Malmö and retour
    for two persons age + 60
    Many thanks
    R. Leussler

    10 January 2019 at 17:28
    • Reply Heidi

      This depends on when you are travelling. You can find the prices over here: http://www.oresundstag.se/en/ – website in English as well.

      11 January 2019 at 08:26

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