København / Copenhagen to Helsingborg by train



From København H /Copenhagen H to Helsingborg C

Journey Summary

Travel Time
1hr 23min
Travel Information

Final destination: Göteborg C

Helsingborg station may not be included on the departure screens at København H station, so look for the trains heading Goteborg C.

Also avoid doing what we have done more than once - and confuse Helsingborg with Helsingor when looking at the departure information.

All trains also call at: CPH Lufthavn/Copenhagen Airport; Malmo C, Lund C

Departing from Kobenhavn/Copenhagen:

This train calls at Østerport and Nørreport stations before it will depart from København H station.

If you will be heading to Helsingborg 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 the 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 and at 7-Eleven stores in central Copenhagen.
*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

Journey Features

Coastal views

Good to Know

Alternative route:

Another option is to take the train from Kobenhavn/Copenhagen to Helsingor and then take the ferry from Helsingor to Helsingborg.

There are up to 4 x ferries an hour during the day so you can take any train to Helsingor.

And even when factoring in the transfer from the train to ferry, this route via Helsingor can be quicker than taking the train; and there are some lovely views of Helsingborg/Elsinore Castle (the setting of Hamlet) to be seen on the left as the ferry departs from Helsingor.

Eurail and InterRail passes are valid on the ferry.

Or take the alternative route and see Elsinore Castle Or take the alternative route and see Elsinore Castle
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.

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