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1. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 6y

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Hi!

I will buy tickets to Copenhagen and I also want to visit Stockholm. Can anyone tell me the website where I can buy train tickets from one place to the other?

Another thing? Is Malmo worh spending the day? Maybe we should go from Copenhagen to Malmo on the morning, spend the day there and at night take the trains to Stockholm. How does it sound?

Or should we stop somewere else to spend the night in the middle of the journey? Help please.

We'll be going in the end of march.

Thanks.

Aline

2. Posted by c1rcl3 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

http://www.sj.se/purchase/booksearchlocation.form?l=sv you should be able to buy one. unfortunately sj (the train company) doesn't have an english version of the site. ;/ But feel free to send me a message should you have trouble. I can't really say if malmös worth spending the day in to be honest, it depends a bit what you're looking for. But I don't think there's a train that goes from copenhagen - stockholm without you getting off at mamlö to change anyway. And seeing as it's a long journey (4½ - 5½) taking a late night train might be a good idea.

Also. Under 26 you're a student. And kids under 16 go with their parents for free. Thought you should know. (=
As I said, feel free to send me a message should you have any more questions. :)

3. Posted by indio (Budding Member 84 posts) 6y

If I was you I would stay in Copenhagen for a few days - it's a lovely place. It only takes around 30 min to get from Copenhagen to Malmö, so why not stay there at least for a few hours to check out what there is to see before you catch a train to Stockholm!?
Enjoy your trip!

4. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 6y

Hi.

I'll stay in Copenhagen 2 days when we arrive and 1 more night when we leave.

Since the site is in danish can someone confirm the journey is Köbenhavn H – Stockholm C.

I found quite expensive €238 for 2 tickets second class. Is that expensive?

Thanks again.

Aline

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 6y

I found quite expensive €238 for 2 tickets second class. Is that expensive?

I think you answered your own question in the original post. If you are travelling at the end of March, it is around Easter time, and so during holiday periods, so demand is high. Yes it is expensive. SJ prices work like most airlines, based on demand and supply. You can travel from Malmö to Stockholm for under 100sek (10euro), or it can cost you 2500sek (250euro) for the last ticket on very popular trains. Tickets are generally cheaper during the middle of the day, and mid week, and get more expensive on Fridays/weekends. The night train can often be much cheaper, but not always.

Having said all that, I put in March 26th in at random, and was offered one way tickets from Kbh between 420sek and 700sek, depending on exact timings. Very early or evenings were cheapest. If you took 500sek ticket, you would get 2returns for cheaper than you have been quoted...

There are 2 through Kbh - Stockholm trains day, with hourly connections changing in Malmö. The quickest journey is about 5hrs 10mins, whilst the night train is about 7.5hours.

Malmö is fine for a day or so, whilst Lund (10mins further, regular trains from Copenhagen and also served by hourly trains to Stockholm) is a much nicer old University town, though a fair bit smaller. Between Lund and Stockholm, there are a string of small-medium sized towns, most of which are pleasant enough, but certainly nothing special or suggesting any real reason to stop elsewhere.

oh, and...

unfortunately sj (the train company) doesn't have an english version of the site. ;

is rubbish! All you have to do is select "in English" from the top right of the start screen.

if you have any other questions/need help, either reply here or feel free to send me a message

6. Posted by teeteeel (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Hi Aline,

It's a must to visit the area of Västre Hamn (west harbour) in Malmö. Anyway if you like modern architecture. It's a very beautifully designed quarter in an old industrial area, with views to the Öresundbridge and the old seabath. Nice restaurants and café's. Malmö has also an interesting designcenter in the old town. So just for that two things I would take one or two days Malmö.
Trains must be cheaper than that. A friend of mine booked rather late from Copenhagen to Karlstad and it costs her 60 euro one way. So I would phone to the swedish railway or search somewhat longer at the internet. Everybody speaks English there.

greetings
Lucienne

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