Getting Around, Malmo Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(Malmo, Skane County, Sweden)

Photo of the famous Oresund BridgeWhilst Malmo Airport is a major Swedish transport hub close to the city of Malmo, visitors will also find that Copenhagen's primary airport is linked by train travel, offering a journey time of only 35 minutes and a far better choice of international flights.

The Oresund Bridge links Malmo and this part of Sweden with nearby Denmark, and as soon as it was opened in 1999, eliminated the need for ferry transport, although romantics will be pleased to find that Turasund ferries do still travel to Copenhagen several times a day. Ferries also travel to and from Malmo and the German seaside resort of Travemünde.

To obtain the latest information about bus transport in Malmo, head to the information desk at the Centralstationen, at Gustav Adolfs Torg and also at Värnhemstorget, off the Kungsgatan. Consider purchasing a Malmökortet (Malmo Card), which not only provides free and unlimited transportation on all city buses, but also allows free car parking, reduced tolls for the Oresund Bridge and free entry for many museums.

Photo of Sturup Airport (MMX)

Malmo Airport (MMX) / Arriving by Air

Address: Lund district, Malmo, Sweden
Tel: +46 40 613 10 00
Most people flying into this part of Sweden will arrive at Malmo Airport, formerly Malmo-Sturup Airport, around 28 km / 17 miles to the south-east of the city centre, being reached by the E65 or 180 roads. The airport is also reasonably close to the city of Lund and also the Oresund Bridge, and offers regular direct flights to Stockholm every day. Notable airlines include Malmo Aviation, Sterling and Wizz Air, while ground transportation options are on hand, with buses operated by Flygbussarna and Grahundbus, along with taxis and five car hire companies, allowing you to travel into the nearby city centre with relative ease.

Malmo Airport (MMX) Guide

Driving around the city centre

Car Rental

Driving around Malmo is a good way to travel and car rental is available from major transport companies at the airport and also from the local organisation of Statoil, which can be found on Skeppsbron, located directly opposite the Centralstationen. The busy E6 motorway travels through the city's easterly and southerly suburbs, before finally reaching Gothenburg and Trelleborg, while the E65 motorway heads in an easterly direction to Kristianstad and Lund. The Danish capital of Copenhagen is also extremely easy to reach by car from Malmo and those wishing to travel to Denmark should use the E20, which heads westwards over the Oresund Bridge, where a toll is required.

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Public buses are a populay way to get around

Buses and Coaches

The local public transport network of Länstrafik operates within defined zones and buses regularly travel from outside of the Centralplan and the railway station, and also from next to the adjacent Gustav Adolfs Torg and Norra Vallgatan. Here you will also find the Busscentralen office, which sells bus tickets and handles most enquiries. Regional buses depart from Malmo's bus station, off the Sparvägsgatan. Further buses connect the ferry terminal at nearby Trelleborg. Tickets for long-distance bus transport can be purchased from the Travelshop (Malmo Buss and Resecenter), located on the Skeppsbron.

Photo of the city's railway station


Local and regional train transport tends to be the most popular way to travel both to and from some of Sweden's main towns within the Skane region. Daily trains connect Sweden's capital of Stockholm, along with the city of Lund and many further destinations. Copenhagen is also connected by a railway line, which runs over the Oresund Bridge and reaches the city in just over half an hour.