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Oresund Bridge Copenhagen Malmo


Distance 5 Miles, 8 km
Sailings continuous
Destination(s) 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇸🇪 Sweden
Operated by Scandlines
Duration 19 minutes
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 63
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The bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö is a popular route for tourists travelling to Sweden by car. The Öresund Bridge, though efficient, can be expensive. Check here for details on the bridge tolls, directions, reasons to consider Scandlines combi tickets, and other more affordable alternatives.

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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 tourists 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
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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.

Frequently Asked Questions bridge between Denmark and Sweden

How long is the bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö??

The bridge between Denmark and Sweden is 7,845 meters long, making it one of the longest bridges in Europe.

Where is the best place to buy a ticket for the bridge?

It is possible if you are willing to pay more pay the toll at the toll gates. If you book a crossing between Puttgarden and Rodby, you can also buy a ticket for the bridge in advance. The only advantage of this is that you can drive on without waiting. Combination tickets are also available at, for example, Scandlines.

How fast can you drive on the bridge?

The maximum speed is 110 km/h. A route control has recently been installed, so keep that in mind and avoid a fine.

How much does the bridge from Copenhagen to Malmo cost?

The cost of a crossing is currently at 470 Danish kroner for a single ticket, which in euros amounts to approximately €63. We understand that this cost may be unexpectedly high and we really recommend looking at the combination tickets from Scandlines.
Oresund Bridge Copenhagen Malmo
Oresund Bridge Copenhagen Malmo