Crossing the border from Denmark to Sweden

Travel Date: July 23rd 2016 / Afternoon 

Copenhagen is located in such an accessible place to Sweden; with easy connections to Malmö in less time than it takes to get to Central Copenhagen, it’s no wonder we took a trip up.

After spending a few days in Copenhagen exploring it’s Freetown, tasting Danish treats, walking lots and seeing the magical Tivoli Gardens, we set off to our next destination; Malmö in the South of Sweden.

From Copenhagen Central we flashed our passports at the security border men and boarded an afternoon train, (this train stops by Copenhagen Airport too) within about 10 minutes we were crossing a view not to be missed – cameras at the ready – The Oresund Bridge.


This bridge is iconic and is the road and rail connection between Denmark and Sweden. It is approximately 16km in length and will be the view for most of your 25 minute (approx.) journey from Copenhagen to Malmö via train.

You can also get the 029 Bus across – however your view is of an underground tunnel.

Tickets for trains can be purchased at Ticket Machines or Desks from Copenhagen Central or the airport. Alternatively book in advance with Voyages, where single tickets cost 11 GBP. We bought our tickets from a ticket machine, just make sure you have enough Danish Krone to do so.

Our train was clean and spacious and we had a seat.  Our accommodation was located nearest Hyllie St. Station, (the first main stop on this journey) from the airport it took less than 20 minutes to get to. To get to Central station stay on the train and allow another 10 minutes of journey time.


Have you got everything needed to cross the border?

  • Passport / Visa Documentation? Check out if you need a Visa from Do You Need A Visa?
  • Camera with enough battery and memory?
  • Correct Currency? Swedish Krona if travelling to Sweden, Danish Krone if travelling to Denmark!

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