Commuting to Denmark by car, ferry or train

Last updated 2/27/2024
It is easy 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. If you commute or travel often, there are some options that give you a good discount.

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 Öresund. The crossing with ferry takes about 20 minutes.

The ferries leave almost around the clock; during the day normally every 15-20 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. 

See prices and timetable on Øresundslinjens website


See prices and timetable at Sundsbussernes website



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 allowed to travel on the DSB and Øresund trains, and the Movia city busses on the Danish side with the same 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)



Deduction for travel expenses as a cross-border worker

If you work in Denmark, you are entitled to a tax deduction for the cost of travel between your home and work, provided the costs are on your own account and not paid by your employer. The size of the deduction is calculated per workday and 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.

Read more in our article about tax and deductions

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