Commuting to Denmark by car, ferry or train

Last updated 2/1/2023
It is very quick to commute from Sweden to a job in Denmark 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.

To Denmark by car via the Øresund bridge

Travelling by car across the Öresund bridge, you can pay cash at a toll station, or a ticket can be purchased online. With a so-called Bropass (annual subscription), the trip across the bridge is much cheaper. 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 Helsingborg and Elsinore

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

The ferries leave almost around the clock; during the day normally 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 (in Swedish and Danish)


By train across the Øresund bridge

If you are commuting from Sweden to Denmark, you can get a 30-day ticket to Denmark from Skånetrafiken. The ticket can be purchased in the Skånetrafiken app or can be connected to a Skånetrafiken travel card. If you are travelling with a travel card instead of the app, you will have to retain the receipt for the ticket to be shown at inspection. The receipt can be obtained from the ticket machines, from the driver of the yellow regional busses or at the Skånetrafiken customer center in Skåne. The ticket is valid from 30 calendar days from the day that you activate the travel card. You are allowd to travel on the DSB and Øresund trains, and the Movia city busses on the Danish side with the same ticket.

The M3 Cityringen, an extension of the Copenhagen metro, connects Københavns H with Frederiksbrg, Nørrebro, Østerport and Kongens Nytorv. Remember that you can purchase an add-on for the metro in Copenhagen when you buy a 30-day ticket.

You can purchase an add-on for individual journeys with your 30-day tickets. The metro add-on is included in single and 24-hour tickets.


More information about commuting to Denmark on Skå (in Swedish)


By bus across the Øresund bridge

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


See prices, stops and timetable for bus 999 (in Danish)


Deduction for travel expenses as a cross-border 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 kilometer, 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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