København / Copenhagen to Göteborg / Gothenburg by train



From København H /Copenhagen H to Göteborg Central/Göteborg C

Travel Information

Final destination: Göteborg C

All trains also call at: Helsingborg, Halmstad

Look up this journey and you will see that is usually cheaper to take a train from Kobenhavn/Copenhagen to Malmo and then connect in Malmo for a Snabbtag train from Malmo to Goteborg.
Though these direct trains are more frequent than the journey options with a change of train.

Rail pass users will save if they take these direct Oresundtag trains.

Departing from Kobenhavn/Copenhagen :

These Oresundtag trains call at Østerport and Nørreport stations before they depart from København H station.

If you will be heading to Goteborg from central Kobenhavn/Copenhagen, or stations on the Kobenhaven Metro - including Kongens Nytorv (the closest station to Nyhavn) - the quickest and easiest option is to board these trains at Norreport.

At peak times these Oressundtag trains can be very busy, so finding seats available in 2nd class is not guaranteed if you board at København H station.

1 x train per hour


Book early and Save: No

Danish national rail operator DSB does not sell tickets for this journey by Oresundtag trains online and it can't be looked up on DSB.

Tickets can be purchased on the SJ (Swedish trains) website*- or they can be purchased from DSB ticket machines, or ticket offices.

*prices will be in Swedish and not Danish krona.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SJ *

SJ Guide

SJ is the national rail operator in Sweden, so journeys within Sweden can be booked online on its relatively simple to use ticketing service, which is convenient, as there are significant savings to be made on long-distance express journeys.
SJ now also sells tickets for journeys by Snalltaget trains, but not the Flix and MTR services which compete with SJ on the Stockholm to Gothenburg route.

SJ also sells tickets for journeys by train between Sweden and both Denmark and Norway.

On this journey

Good to Know

It also looks as though the summer only service of direct Snabbtag trains fron Kobenhavn/Copenhagen to Gotbeborg/Gothenburg has been discontinued.

Alternative route for rail pass users:

If you have a Eurail or InterRail pass valid in both Denmark and Sweden, an option is to take the train from Kobenhavn/Copenhagen to Helsingor and then take the ferry from Helsingor to Helsingborg; connecting in Helsingborg for an Oresundtag train on to Goteborg.

The optimum connections are possible if you take the trains to Helsingoer from København H station which depart at 31mins past the hour.
Eurail and InterRail passes are valid on the ferry.

The Swedish seaside shortly after departing Helsingborg The Swedish seaside shortly after departing Helsingborg
Looking towards the Swedish coast Looking towards the Swedish coast
Another views of the Swedish coastline as the train heads north Another views of the Swedish coastline as the train heads north
Looking out to sea from the Oresund Bridge Looking out to sea from the Oresund Bridge

The train will travel between Denmark and Sweden on the Oresund Line.

After departure from CPH Lufthavn the train will enter a tunnel and then emerge on to a man-made island from which it will ascend on to The Oresund Bridge.
The train will spend around 3 - 4 mins travelling across the bridge.

However, don't expect spectacular views from the bridge; though travelling across it will be a thrill for engineering fans.

Then from the left of the train, north of Helsingborg are occasional coastal views of the Swedish coast

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