Oresund Bridge Copenhagen Malmo
The bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö is a popular connection for travelers heading to Sweden by car. The Copenhagen Malmo Bridge (Oresund Bug) is fast, but not cheap. View here what the bridge costs, how to get there, why you should especially look at Scandlines combi tickets and what the cheaper alternatives are.
Oresund bridge to Copenhagen and Malmo
The bridge from Copenhagen to Malmö and vice versa is a bridge you sometimes have to pass to reach Sweden from Denmark or indirectly from Germany. There are alternatives like the Helsingor – Helsingborg ferry. If you simply want to take the toll bridge, which also is the fastest route.
There are combination tickets available if you combine this toll bridge with other ferry crossings, most regular travelers through Denmark book these combi tickets from Scandlines.
This bridge is also called the Øresundsbron, Øresundsbridge or Oresund bridge. Via this bridge to Sweden you shorten the trip because you do not have to take a ferry to Sweden. The Oresund Bridge is often booked in combination with ferry tickets. Affordable combination tickets can be booked at Scandlines that above all make traveling very easy: You pass on your number plate and from that moment on you can travel to Sweden throughout Denmark, without being tied to strict times.
The old ferry from Copenhagen to Malmö
The last ferry line between Copenhagen and Malmö was closed down on the 1st of May 2002. Since the Öresund Bridge was built, commuters and cargo traffic have preferred to travel by train, bus or car over the bridge instead of using the ferry line.
Oresund Bridge Copenhagen – Malmö costs
You have to pay tolls for the Copenhagen-Malmö bridge and these amounts can add up. You can buy a ticket on the spot, but you can also do this online in advance. The costs are currently €63 for a single ticket with a normal car. With the discounts of Scandlines you can reduce these costs. An online ticket is valid for 30 days from the time of purchase and has a 14-day refund option.
The price for a ticket on the bridge from Copenhagen to Malmo is therefore around € 63
Does an online ticket offer additional benefits? The answer is: Yes. The toll gate recognizes your license plate, so you can drive through in one go, so you don't have to wait.
- Lowest possible price for one adult by car: €63 for an one-way ticket with a car
How do you get to the Øresunds Bridge?
You can travel to the bridge in two ways. This can be done via the Danish highway or via the (short) ferry from Puttgarden to Rødby. From Rødby you can then travel further towards Copenhagen. All in all, it is cheaper and faster if you choose the ferry route from Germany to Denmark. It won't make much of a difference in cost.
With the ferry between Denmark and Germany to the bridge
- The crossing is 45 minutes and you must be present at least 15 minutes before departure.
- The costs for the ferry are at least € 48,-.
Over the highway in Denmark to the bridge
- In terms of travel time, it is not much longer than the ferry route.
- The costs for this route are: 1) extra petrol, and 2) toll for the Great Belt Bridge (about €33 for a passenger car)
The bridge starts above Copenhagen Airport, which is just a few kilometers south of the city center. So it is definitely worth a visit to Copenhagen. The capital of Denmark is a very nice city. You can certainly stay here for a day or a few days. The only downside: Copenhagen is not a cheap city.
Is a visit to Malmö worth it? Malmö is a surprisingly pleasant harbor city to spend a day wandering around. The center is attractive and old and with good weather you can go to the waterfront or to the beach near the city.
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