To Sweden, Copenhagen
Taking about 35 minutes, and running at up to three times an hour, the new Oresund train makes a day trip to Sweden a very simple proposition. Ticket information can be a little hard to come by, but it's about 12 euros each way. Tickets are much cheaper if you travel in a group - the family duo card is less than the price of two tickets, and is valid for up to five people. The train runs from Copenhagen to Malmo, stopping at the airport on the way. It does continue on in both directions, if there's anything further out that you are interested in.
With the Öresund Bridge, the motorway and railway link, you can take a “Two nation vacation” in one day! It takes only 30 minutes by train from Copenhagen City Centre to Malmö central station.
Malmo feels more like a small town, during your daytrip you can visit most of the interesting sightseeings only by walking around.
If driving, or taking the train across the bridge, the "Malmo Card" available at the tourist office, will give a discount off the road toll or rail fare to Copenhagen plus numerous other discount.
In the evening, when you are probably tired, take a train back to Copenhagen and your vacation has been done.
Not sure if this was a fluke or not, but we went to Malmo on a Saturday afternoon and when we went to get on our afternoon train back to CPH (I don't remember the time exactly, but it certainly wasn't the last train of the day on the schedule), there was mass confusion, with people getting on and off trains and the train station employees were unable to say what train was going where, much less which train was going to CPH. Then, a station employee yells out that there are no more trains to CPH that day (mind you, it was like 4 in the afternoon on a Saturday)--they put us all on buses and drove us to the Malmo south station. But, it certainly caused us some worry, as before they announced the thing about the buses, we thought we'd have to cab it back to CPH--and we were scheduled to leave very early the next day on a flight to Brussels.
We have arrived to Denmark from Sweden.
For this purpose we have taken advantage of the automobile bridge through Öresund.
Ten minutes - and we have appeared on the island of Zealand.
It costed us 34 euros.
Fifteen minutes passed and we were parking near Radhuspladsen...
4-hour parking costed us 6 euros in Danish crones.
This time I changed money on the Oresund bridge and hadn't any problem with currency in Denmark which I had in Sweden...
Several cheap airlines, like Wizzair and Ryanair, have flights to Malmö - Sturup, and Malmö is right across Øresund from Copenhagen. Trains run across the bridge / tunnell all the time, and the cost is only DKK 72. These trains serve as local trains in both Sweden and Denmark, are fast, comfortable and reliable.
The Oresund Train takes you to Malmö in just half an hour. The ride is interesting as it leads you over the biggest landmark of Copenhagen/Malmö, the huge Oresundsbridge, leading over Oresund sea passage. From Norway you first enter a part of tunnel, you'll back to landlevel on an artificial island and next thing you'll be on the bridge, high above big seaships.
Taking the car is possible as well, but a lot more expensive than the train, not to forget that you save a lot of hassle with parking your car.
There are two companies offering frequent trips from central Copenhagen to Malmo. Pilen and Scandlines Flygbatarna each have docks along the Indernhavnen. Pilen boats depart from the docks near the intersection of Havnegade and Peder Skrams Gade. Flygbatarna boats depart farther away from Christiansborg near Nynhavn and Havnegade. Both offer frequent trips throughout the day and evening as well as similar prices. We chose the 10:00 am Pilen boat from Copenhagen to Malmo and the 9:00pm Flygbatarna boat on the return trip just because that worked into our travel plans best. The trip takes only 45 minutes and costs 40-50 Danish Kroner.
According to VT member Sjalen, the ferry is no longer in operation. I guess the new bridge made it cheaper and easier to drive or take the train.
In addition to the train to Malmo, you can also take the bus. It is 40dkk each way, about half as much as the train. It takes about 50 minutes to get there. The bus leaves from an area right around the central station. Purchasing tickets in advance isn't really necessary since they don't accept reservations for seats on such a short distance. The bus drops you off a few minutes walk from downtown Malmo.
The train to Malmo runs 3 times an hour and costs about 80dkk per trip. From the Central Station, trains leave at :03, :23, :43 every hour. The train makes about 4 stops before reaching the central station in Malmo. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the train.
In Helsingborg you can easily take the ferry to Denmark. Its quite inexpensive and provides with a nice view over both Helsingborg and Helsingor. A lot of swedes go on the boats in order to buy cheap liquer in Denmark.
There are two ferries and they cross from each direction every 20 minutes.
Price: SEK 340 per car one way
The Øresund Brige was opened on 1 July 2000. It connects the Danish capital of Copenhagen with the Swedish city of Malmö and is over 8 km long.
The Øresund Bridge is composed of a high bridge and two approach bridges. The high bridge has the longest cable-stayed main span in the world for both road and rail traffic.
Price: SEK 285 per car for a one way trip across the birdge.
We got the train from Malmo over the fairly new bridge.
Everything that trains in the UK often aren't, clean, punctual, modern and convenient - it took us into the heart of Copenhagen and let us spend a great day out there.
A lovely daytrip from Copenhagen to Sweden and back is a must. Danish railways offer a circular excursion ticket which covers the train and ferry. Catch a train from Central Station to Malmo which takes you across the sea via a bridge. Malmo is a wonderful town to wander around, very small and compact. Then catch another train to Helsingborg, which again is small enough to explore in a short space of time. Next catch a ferry to Helsingor in Denmark where Hamlet's Castle is situated. The ferry takes about 20 minutes and you can even buy duty frees. Catch a further train back to Copenhagen and your day is complete.
Travelling by car you have to pass once the Oeresund bridge. It´s amazing. When we´ve been there coming from Malmö in Sweden we ´ve had bad weather, so we didn´t have this great view from the bridge because of fog, but the second half of the way is a tunnel, so you go down and down and down from the bridge into the tunnel passing under the sea. That´s really impressing!!!
When using a car from Sweden side, cross the bridge from Malmö to Copenhagen which is a very interesting construction, on the way back to Sweden (if going back) use the ferry from Helsingor.
City sightseeing and buses.