When planning a visit to Lund, Sweden, it is important to have in mind that Sweden is separated from the European continent by the Baltic Sea to the east and south and by Öresund (the sound) to the west.
As of July 2, 2000 a bridge joins Denmark and Sweden over the Sound. The bridge is open to motorists and is also crossed by a frequent high-speed train running from Copenhagen Railway Station (Kobenhavn H) via Copenhagen Airport (CPH / Kastrup) to Malmö Central (railway) Station.
Copenhagen Airport, CPH, at Kastrup, Denmark, is the closest large international airport, from where Malmö, Sweden, can be most conveniently reached by high-speed and frequent Sound trains. The trip from Copenhagen Airport to Malmö Central Station will take approximately 30 minutes. Tickets are available from the DSB ticket office above the railway station in Terminal 3 or available from ticket machines in the station area. Tickets can be purchased all the way through to Lund but a change of trains in Malmö is sometimes necessary.
The local airport Malmö - Sturup, MMX, has frequent connections to and from Stockholm, London and Amsterdam, but only a few other regular international flights. There is a bus service from Sturup to Lund - flygbussarna. Busses depart about ten minutes after the arrival of planes from Stockholm (almost every hour). The bus stops in central Lund (at Mejeriet, Lundagård and the main railway station). There is also a limousine service (desk at the airport check-in area) from Sturup , which will take you directly to your address in Lund. The Swedish taxi-market is free and though most companies have recommended prices for defined routes (such as Sturup - Lund), drivers have sadly been known to charge foreign visitors unreasonable fees. Taxis in Sweden can be pre-ordered or found at Taxi stops often found just outside stations, harbours etc., hailing them in the street sometimes works but it is not the normal routine. Taxis normally accept all major credit cards.
may be partaken by taxi or local (purple) trains Pågatåg - approx. 15 minutes. The local trains depart approximately 4 times per hour during weekdays, somewhat less frequently in the evening and during weekends. Taxis in Sweden can be pre-ordered or found at Taxi stops often just outsider stations, harbours etc., hailing them in the street sometimes works but it is not the normal routine. The Swedish taxi-market has recently been made free-allowing drivers to set their own fees, which, unhappily, sometimes results in visitors from abroad paying outrageous prices. Settle a price with the driver before accepting his/her services, normally drivers are employed by a taxi company, which has established recommended prices for certain routes. Taxis normally accept all major credit cards.
The sound trains run frequently over the bridge to Sweden from Copenhagen Station (Kobenhavn H) to Malmö Central Station will take approximately 40 minutes. Tickets can be purchased all the way through to Lund, but a change of trains in Malmö is sometimes necessary.
There are also buses to Lund and Malmö from Copenhagen. The bus, called 999, leaves from Copenhagen Central Railway Station (Hovedbanegarden) and tickets can only be purchased at the bus and in cash. Traveltime to Lund is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Lund is located on the main railway from Malmö to Stockholm and Oslo. There are frequent connections to and from the continent. Travel time from Stockholm is about 4 hrs on the express "X2000" or 6-7 hrs on other trains, and there is a connection every hour.
The bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö is open to motorists. Lund is conveniently reached from the main roads E6 and E22.