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There are 8 ways to get from Hamburg to Malmö by train, night bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via København H  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Koebenhavn H Ic
  2. Take the train from København H to Malmö Centralstation Öresundståg / ...

494 kr - 810 kr

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Night bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the night bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Malmö N613

190 kr - 240 kr

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Train  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Malmö Centralstation Snälltåget

210 kr - 260 kr

Night train  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Malmo C 300

210 kr - 260 kr

Drive  •  4h 44m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Malmö 501.4 km

550 kr - 850 kr

Fly Hamburg to Malmo  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Malmo (MMX) HAM - MMX

632 kr - 1097 kr

Train, train to Sonderborg, fly to Copenhagen  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Tinglev
  2. Take the train from Tinglev St. to Sønderborg St.
  3. Fly from Sonderborg (SGD) to Copenhagen (CPH) SGD - CPH

1162 kr - 2970 kr

Fly Hamburg to Copenhagen  •  4h 7m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Copenhagen (CPH) HAM - CPH

441 kr - 2016 kr

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Malmö is 11313.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Malmö is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Malmö is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 11313.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Sweden.

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Malmö is to night bus which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Malmö is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 4h 7m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB and arriving at Malmö. This bus operates Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Malmö Centralstation station. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8h 14m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Malmö is 300 km. The road distance is 501.4 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Malmö without a car is to train via København H which takes 6h 26m and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Hamburg to Malmö, including transfers.

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Hamburg to Malmö bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB station.

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Hamburg to Malmö train services, operated by Snälltåget, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Malmö is to train via København H which takes 6h 26m and costs 45€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 8h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Malmö.
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  • Distance: 299.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 26m

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

You can take a train from Hamburg to Malmö via Altona, Hamburg-Altona, Koebenhavn H, and København H in around 6h 26m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Malmö once daily. Tickets cost 190 kr - 240 kr and the journey takes 7h 5m.

Airlines
Air Alsie
Website
alsie.com
Flights from Sonderborg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kr - 2500 kr
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Sonderborg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kr - 2500 kr
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Malmo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1200 kr - 4700 kr
Flights from Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
700 kr - 4900 kr
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Malmo via Gdansk
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
340 kr - 750 kr
Flights from Hamburg to Malmo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
490 kr - 1600 kr
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
900 kr - 1300 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Tinglev
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
500 kr - 750 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg-Altona to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
430 kr - 600 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from København H to Malmö C
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
85 kr - 120 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Tinglev St.
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
200 kr - 280 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Tinglev St. to Sønderborg St.
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
85 kr - 120 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
90 kr - 130 kr
Website
Öresundståg
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
210 kr - 260 kr
Website
Snälltåget
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Malmo C
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
210 kr - 260 kr
Website
Snälltåget
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Malmö
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190 kr - 240 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Hamburg Airport to Malmo Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Hamburg to Malmö train services, operated by Snälltåget, arrive at Malmö Centralstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Malmö is 501 km. It takes approximately 4h 44m to drive from Hamburg to Malmö.

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Eurowings, Wizz Air and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Malmo Airport.

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There are 285+ hotels available in Malmö. Prices start at 750 kr SEK per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs 3€ - 4€.

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