There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Malmö by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Copenhagen (CPH) CGN - CPH

$48 - $201

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Bus  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Malmö 073 / ...

$45 - $80

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Copenhagen (CPH) DUS - CPH

$64 - $234

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Copenhagen (CPH) FRA - CPH

$111 - $318

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Copenhagen (CPH) BRU - CPH

$94 - $282

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Copenhagen (CPH) AMS - CPH

$112 - $311

Train  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  3. Take the train from København H to Malmö Centralstation 029

$85 - $220

Train, drive  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Malmö

$97 - $239

Drive  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Malmö 570.8 miles

$120 - $190

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Malmö. However, there are services departing from Köln, Heumarkt and arriving at Malmö via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Malmö station. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Malmö Centralstation via Hamburg Hbf and København H. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 46 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Malmö is 657 km. The road distance is 913.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Malmö without a car is to train which takes 10 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Cologne to Malmö, including transfers.

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Cologne to Malmö bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen station.

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Cologne to Malmö train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Malmö is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 16 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Cologne to Malmö bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Malmö station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Malmö.
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  • Distance: 410.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Malmö, Sweden?

Ryanair, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Cologne to Malmö 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Malmö via Hamburg Hbf and København H in around 10 h 46 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Billund
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Malmö C
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
dsb.dk
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$8 - $12
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$11 - $16
2nd Class Refundable
$11 - $16
1st Class Refundable
$14 - $20
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Malmö
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Cologne to Malmö train services, operated by Öresundståg, arrive at Malmö Centralstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Malmö is 913 km. It takes approximately 8 h 38 min to drive from Cologne to Malmö.

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Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Eurowings and three other airlines offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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There are 135+ hotels available in Malmö. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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