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Commuting to Sweden by car, ferry or train

Last updated 5/7/2021
It is quick to commute from Denmark to a job in Sweden by car, motorcycle, ferry or train. Below we give you a brief introduction to different options and some links, so you can determine the best way to commute to your job.

This information is for EU/EEA citizens only

To Sweden by car or motorcycle via the Øresund bridge

A single-trip ticket for a normal passenger vehicle costs DKK 395 (2021) cash at a toll station, or it can be purchased online for DKK 360. With a so-called Bropass (annual subscription fee DKK 320), the trip across the bridge costs DKK 172 one way. A Bropass Commuter gives you a further discount once you have completed more than 16 single trips in a month.


Read more about the various options on the Øresundsbro website


Ferry between Helsingør and Helsingborg

If you live close to Helsingør or Helsingborg, it may be more practical for you to take a ferry across Øresund. The crossing takes about 20 minutes.

The ferries leave almost around the clock; during the day every 15 minutes. It is a good idea to book in advance for public holidays.

As for the Øresund bridge, frequent travellers can choose between a number of options. Return fares if you travel back and forth on the same day or weekend are also cheaper than standard tickets. The ferry crossings are operated by Scandlines and Sundsbusserne. 


See prices and timetable on the Scandlines website

See prices and timetable for Sundsbusserne (the website is only available in Swedish and Danish)


By train across the Øresund bridge

You can also choose to take the train across the Oresund bridge with DSB Øresund. You only need one ticket, which is valid for trains and buses, all the way through to your final destination on the other side of Oresund. This means that the ticket is valid for the Oresund train, DSB InterCity, DSB S-trains, Movia buses, the metro and local railways on the Danish side, and for the Skånetrafiken buses and Pågatåg on the Swedish side. 

DSB’s Øresund ticket costs the same regardless of your direction of travel, and there is no discount for return tickets. A one-way ticket across Oresund costs DKK 91 to Malmo and DKK 109 to Lund (2021). The prices vary depending on where in Sweden you are going. You can book a seat in first class or bring your bike for extra charges.


Travel to Malmo with a travel card (“Rejsekort”)

If you are going to Malmo C from Denmark, you can use your travel card to get there. The price is the same as for an Øresund ticket. At Malmø C, Hyllie and Triangeln you can check in and out with your travel card. 


Monthly card – Øresund card

If you commute regularly between Denmark and Sweden, you can also buy a monthly card, the so-called Øresund card. The price for an Øresund card is DKK 1650 between Copenhagen and Malmo and DKK 1900 between Copenhagen and Lund (2021). The card is digital and you can buy and renew the card at all DSB ticket sales locations in the Copenhagen area. 


By bus across the Øresund bridge

The Greyhound buses, line 999, travel the distance between Malmoe and Copenhagen and stop in several places in the centre of Malmoe as well as on the outskirts of Hyllie and Bunkeflostrand.


See prices, stops and timetable for bus 999 (the website is only available in Danish)


Deduction for travel expenses as a frontier worker

If you work in Denmark, you are entitled to deduct the cost of travel between your home and work, provided the costs are for your own account and not paid by your employer. The size of the deduction is calculated per workday as a certain amount per kilometre, and only for the days you actually travel to work. You can only deduct for the distance that exceeds 24 km per day. You must therefore travel more than 12 km to work each way in order to get a travel deduction.

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