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Train and then Ferry
Today we have plan to visit Sweden !
We walk to the train ...no luggage to drag this time. We head to the ticket counter at the terminal ...they are so helpful there. We buy 24 hour ticket to Helsinger , which is just across the water from Helsingborg Sweden.This is the best option as trains leave much more frequently to Helsinger. And then you can get one of the very frequent ferries across to Sweden . As an added bonus the 24 hour train ticket covered our return trip and a return bus trip to and from our Hotel and the train the next morning ....all for about $24.00.
Train to Helsingor
The train was fast , only about 25 minutes .Its such a quiet and smooth ride.
As soon as we arrive in Helsingor we walk next door to the Terminal ,to the ferry terminal and buy our ticket .The ticket was only about $10.00. Could have bought it with our train ticket , but figured it out too late..Love that you can use Visa everywhere it saves having to change so much currency.
The ferry goes every 15 minutes and the crossing only takes 15 minutes. they ring a bell when you cross into Sweden .
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The best was to go to Helsingborg from Denmark or from Helsingborg to Denmark is to took the Sundsbussarna ferry. At this point it's the shortest distance between these two Scandinavian countries. If you go by ferry on week days it will cost you about 50DKK both ways. But if you go on Sunday, it will cost you just 16 DKK both ways. Have you ever bought more cheaper ticket for the ferry?...;-)
Ferries go every 30 minutes.
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take the ferry to/from denmark
helsingborg is connected with denmark by ferry.
they run very frequent and because of that helsingborg meakes a good day trip if you are visiting copenhagen.
just be aware that the ferry is a bit of a hang out of swedish alcoholics taking advantage of the da´nish beer that is a bit cheaper than the swedish.
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As this is one of the gateways to Sweden, it is very easy to get here. Scandlines and HH-ferries both shuttle people across from Helsingör, Denmark in no time (twenty minutes) and at a fair price too, which makes it very competitive with the bridge. There are also the Sundsbussarna shuttle boats for passengers. In the second picture, you can see no less than three ferries in the same harbour picture...The ferries dock at Knutpunkten where there are trains waiting (see below).
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Like everything in Sweden the bus and train operations in Helsingborg runs like a well oiled lightning (sorry Swedish expression). They arrive every 3-7 minutes (regardless where you live in Helsinborg) and don't stop until early in the morning. You pay one fee regardless how far you travel within the town limits.
FERRY HELSINGBORG - HELSINGOR
It is with a ship of this line that you can "ferry" from Helsingborg (Sweden) to Helsingor (Danmark) and it doesn't take much time.
The boats (large ones!) leave every 20 minutes during the hours between 6,40 AM till 21.40 PM and during the nights every 30 minutes.
The ride takes only 20 minutes but is a pleasant one and the distance between SWEDEN & DANMARK is only 4 km. here, so it is not surprising that ferries crosse here so many times per day and per night!
There is an ultra-modern traffic terminal (1991) which unites the railway station with the port, the bus terminal and car parks, with the trains running underground in a 1200 mtrs. long TUNNEL.
In this complex (and believe me it IS complex when you're there for the 1st time!! but you will soon have the hang of it!) known as KNUTPUNKTEN (KNOT POINT) are cafées, restaurants, shops, offices, post offices, banks & hotels.
Millions of passengers and thousands of buses, lorries and cars cross every year to "the other side"......
The TOURIST OFFICE is on the 1st floor of the KNUT PUNKTEN....
NOTE : SCANDLINES boats have many ships that "ferry" people and cars to a lot of different destinations such as ROSTOC AND GEDSER e.g..
Ferry from and to Denmark
If you are in Denmark you can visit Helsingborg, the first stop Sweden from Helsingor far 45 km from Copenhague. Travel last 20 minutes and cost a round trip 32 denmark crowns, also if you are in Helsingborg can visit Copenhague easily crossing the Song by ship. You can use it as restaurant eating or drinking , seating without disembark and traveling between both cities til you are tired.
Boat connections in Helsingborg
There is three differnet ferry companies go from Helsingborg to the danish city Helsingör. It takes about 20 minutes and every fifth minute one of the boats are departing.
Scandlines is the most popular and also the biggest. (http://www.Scandlines.se) It departs every 20 minutes during the days with three different boats. You take this from the central station Knutpunkten
Sundsbussarna (The buses of the sound, http://www.sundbusserne.dk/) is the smallest boats and are only for passengers. It departs every 30 minutes and are slightly faster than the other two. You take this from a yellow building on the other side of the water in the center.
HH-Ferries is the newest and chepeast of the three (http://www.hhferries.se/) but its ships are quite old and from helsingborg city it is a 10 minute walk to reach its terminal in the harbour. But recomended if using car and budget travelling.
Sundbusserne is rather cute, but Scandlines is the most efficent for most travellers and they have a well stocked shops as well as an onboard restaurant.
Arriving in and departing from...
Arriving in and departing from Helsingborg is especially comfortable and easy because the ferry terminal and the main bus and railway station are located in just ONE building which is called 'Knutpunkten' - what a great idea!
Of course, there are the regular 'shuttle'-like ferry connections to Helsingor(Denmark) that leave and arrive every 20 minutes, but also hovercraft boats to Copenhagen - a trip takes only 50 minutes, and you arrive directly in the heart of the Danish capital at Nyhavn.
when intending to go further...
when intending to go further north in Sweden it is the shortest way to take the frequent and convenient ferry from Helingör in Denmark. Helsingborg has excellent rail and road connections to bring you further
All principal sights are in short walking distances from the ferry terminal and railway station. It is one and the same bueilding (the trains are underground)
If you're in Denmark, the...
If you're in Denmark, the closest way to Helsingborg is crossing the narrow sound by ferry. Ferries arrive and leave Helsingborg every 10-20 minutes. You can also go by hyudrofoil to Copenhagen - it takes only 50 minutes.
The ferry runs every half hour from Helsingor to Helsingborg. There is a store on the ferry where we saw many people buying inexpensive alcohol and other supples before returning to Sweden.
After an interesting 20 minute ride across the Oresund Sound we landed in Sweden. This was our first sight when we arrived at the harbor in Helsingborg.
VISIT DENMARK FROM SWEDEN
Between Helsingborg and Helsingør (Denmark), there only is a narrow piece of water.
You can take a ferry at the port and you will reach Denmark in the other side in less than 20 minutes!
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