Nordic Countries - Visiting Malmo from Copenhagen
Apr 11, 11, 10:12 am
Last post from me for now, honestly! But probably more use to others if I keep the issues separate.
I'd like to visit Malmo when in the Copenhagen area. What would people recommend, particularly to keep costs down (two adults travelling)?
a) keeping my rental car for an extra couple of days, driving there and back via the Oresund bridge
b) getting the train from Copenhagen
c) using another public transport method
d) some other route (with/without car) that I'm missing.
Apr 13, 11, 9:37 pm
The advantage to keeping the car is that you can then easily go beyond Malm÷ itself - to Lund, for example.
The Oresund crossing is an interesting experience - but if budget is a major concern, be sure to factor in the r/t tolls and parking charge in Malm÷ when calculating potential costs.
Apr 15, 11, 10:13 am
The bridge is really really expensive but it is cool to drive over it. The train is very fast and convenient, though, if it is just a day trip to see some of the highlights in the city centre and nearby. Even Lund is easily reachable by train.
Apr 15, 11, 11:27 am
Years ago we took the train to Lund, then took the train to Helsingborg and ferried over to Helsingor and then the train back to Copenhagen. Good way to see some nice towns.
I didn't think Malmo was as bad as everyone seems to think.
As we have a dedicated Scandinavia forum, I'll move this thread over there for more specific input.
Apr 16, 11, 8:06 pm
I would suggest the train, simply due to costs. The bridge is nothing special to drive and costs quite a bit. As people have mentioned both Lund (where I live) and Malm÷, both are very easy to manage by foot and you can survive without a car.
Puchalskir might have the best advise. The circle trip is highly recommended and can be done within a day (if needed). I would look into doing this over a 2-3 day period to explore a bit more.
Apr 16, 11, 8:19 pm
We took the train and found it extremely convenient.
Apr 22, 11, 8:09 am
I would also endorse the circle trip. I did it in one day (Copenhagen - Helsing°r - Helsingborg - Malm÷ - Copenhagen) and enjoyed it quite a lot. Apart from the ferry, I used trains all the way. While it would be nice to have more time to explore, I have a job in the USA and therefore the misfortune of limited leisure time! The big thing I missed on this most recent trip was the Louisiana Museum.
May 17, 11, 12:57 pm
Thanks for all the tips!