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Basic information

  • Area: 335.14 km² (129.4 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +4640
  • Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)
  • Population (EST): 290,078
  • Official language: Swedish
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Malmö – Getting Around

Airport Transfers

Malmö is served by the Malmö Airport (MMX), which is located 17 miles away from the city centre. There are a number of transportation options that connect passengers to the Malmö area. Over 30 Flygbussarna coaches leave from outside of the airport terminal to downtown Malmö every day, with an approximate journey time of 40 minutes. Taxi’s are also situated outside of the terminal and work on a fixed fare of 395 SEK for a single trip to the city centre.


One of the most rewarding ways to explore the city is by bicycle. Malmö has numerous special cycle lanes and cycle traffic lights that allow locals and visitors to safely travel around the area. The are a number of companies that hire bikes on an hourly basis, and there are plenty of places to lock up your bike, including the purpose built bicycle raft on the canal outside of Central Train Station.


Visitors can hire a pedalo boat in Amiralsbron fro an unusual way to explore the canal (open from April to August). Finnlines operate a ferry link from Malmö to Travemünde in Germany, and daily ferries depart for Copenhagen.


Three companies operate buses in Malmö: Gråhundbus, Swebus Express, and Säfflebussen. Buses to Copenhagen take approximately 1 hour and work out cheaper than the trains. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver and timetables can be found in Central Station.

On Foot

Many attractions are located within walking distance of one another. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the canal, or explore the winding streets and alleyways that are full of beautiful ad historical architecture.


Taxis are a clean, convenient and reliable way to get around the area. Taxi ranks are dotted throughout the city, including outside of Central Station. Cabs can be flagged in the street, providing the taxi sign is illuminated, or pre-ordered by phone. Fares work on a fixed rate which is agreed with your driver before departing - remember to always ensure the taxi is a registered and a reputable company, such as Taxi Skane, Taxi Kurir or Taxi 97.


Malmö Central Station has been operating train services since 1891. Since then it has it has grown into a large train hub, with frequent trains to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Lund, Gothenburg and Helsingborg. A daily overnight train runs to Berlin and there are connecting services to Olso. Skane Commuter Railways operate the local routes to the South of Malmö to other areas in the province of Scania such as Ystad. Tickets can be purchased at automated machines inside Central Station, or at the manned ticket offices during opening hours.