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

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Train Tågab  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Malmö C to Alvesta St. 029 / ...
  2. Take the train from Alvesta station to Karlstad Centralstation Tågab

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Malmö to Jönköping N32 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jönköping Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation 9028 / ...

$52 - $77

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Train via Göteborg Centralstation  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Malmö C to Göteborg C 029 / ...
  2. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation SJ Regionaltåg / ...

$54 - $120

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Malmö to Karlstad 322.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Malmo to Orebro, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Malmo (MMX) to Orebro (ORB) MMX - ORB
  2. Take the train from Hallsberg station to Karlstad Centralstation

$244 - $841

Fly Copenhagen to Gothenburg, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Gothenburg (GOT) CPH - GOT
  2. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation

$98 - $267

Fly Malmo to Karlstad  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Malmo (MMX) to Karlstad (KSD) MMX - KSD

$122 - $427

Fly Copenhagen to Oslo, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Oslo (OSL) CPH - OSL
  2. Take the train from Lillestrøm to Karlstad Centralstation

$116 - $291

Train, train to Jonkoping, fly to Karlstad  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to Nässjö Centralstation
  2. Take the train from Nässjö Centralstation to Jönköping Centralstation
  3. Fly from Jonkoping (JKG) to Karlstad (KSD) JKG - KSD

$230 - $594

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malmö to Karlstad is to bus which costs 460 kr - 700 kr and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Malmö to Karlstad is to fly which costs 1000 kr - 3900 kr and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Malmö to Karlstad station. However, there are services departing from Malmö and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation via Jönköping Centralstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Malmö to Karlstad station. However, there are services departing from Malmö C and arriving at Karlstad Centralstation via Alvesta station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 19 min.

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The distance between Malmö and Karlstad is 421 km. The road distance is 516.5 km.

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The best way to get from Malmö to Karlstad without a car is to train which takes 6 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Malmö to Karlstad, including transfers.

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

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Malmö to Karlstad train services, operated by Öresundståg, depart from Malmö C station.

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The best way to get from Malmö to Karlstad is to train which takes 6 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 460 kr - 700 kr and takes 8 h, you could also fly, which costs 1000 kr - 3900 kr and takes 4 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Malmö to Karlstad.
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  • Distance: 262.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between Malmö, Sweden and Karlstad, Sweden?

You can take a train from Malmö to Karlstad via Alvesta station in around 6 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Malmö to Karlstad via Jönköping and Jönköping Centralstation in around 8 h.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Copenhagen to Oslo
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Oslo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Malmo to Orebro
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Malmo to Karlstad via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Oslo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Malmo to Karlstad via Stockholm Bromma, Jonkoping
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Jonkoping to Karlstad
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Pakistan International Airlines
Website
www4.piac.com.pk
Flights from Copenhagen to Oslo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Train operators
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Malmö C to Alvesta St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Train from Malmö C to Göteborg C
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Alvesta station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$19 - $27
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$30 - $45
2nd Class Refundable
$30 - $45
1st Class Refundable
$40 - $60
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$29 - $40
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$45 - $65
2nd Class Refundable
$45 - $70
1st Class Refundable
$65 - $95
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$24 - $35
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$40 - $55
2nd Class Refundable
$40 - $55
1st Class Refundable
$55 - $80
Train from Hallsberg station to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$15 - $21
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$23 - $35
2nd Class Refundable
$23 - $35
1st Class Refundable
$30 - $45
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Nässjö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $60
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$26 - $40
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$40 - $60
2nd Class Refundable
$40 - $60
1st Class Refundable
$60 - $85
Train from Nässjö Centralstation to Jönköping Centralstation
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Alvesta station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
Snälltåget
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Nässjö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
Snälltåget
Tågab
Phone
0550-875 61
Email
info@tagakeriet.se
Website
tagakeriet.se
Train from Alvesta station to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
Tågab
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Tågab
Train from Hallsberg station to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Tågab
Värmlandstrafik
Website
varmlandstrafik.se
Train from Hallsberg station to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
varmlandstrafik.se
Tågkompaniet
Phone
+46 77 144 41 11
Website
tagkompaniet.se
Train from Hallsberg station to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
Tågkompaniet
Train from Lillestrøm to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
Tågkompaniet
JLT
Website
jlt.se
Train from Nässjö Centralstation to Jönköping Centralstation
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
jlt.se
Vasttrafik
Website
vasttrafik.se
Train from Nässjö Centralstation to Jönköping Centralstation
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
vasttrafik.se
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 Malmö to Jönköping
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BT Buss
Website
resrobot.se
Bus from Jönköping Centralstation to Karlstad Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
BT Buss

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The quickest flight from Malmo Airport to Orebro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Malmö to Karlstad bus services, operated by BT Buss, arrive at Karlstad Centralstation.

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Malmö to Karlstad train services, operated by Tågab, arrive at Karlstad Centralstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Malmö to Karlstad is 517 km. It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to drive from Malmö to Karlstad.

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FlexFlight ApS offers flights from Malmo Airport to Orebro Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Karlstad. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Malmö to Malmo Airport is to bus which takes 27 min and costs 105 kr.

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