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Now that there is the magnificent Öresund Bridge from Copenhagen you can drive. There is a fee, so if you will do it regularly, you might want to look into discount passes at the website below.

The trains from Copenhagen also use the Öresund Bridge and there are regular commuter trains across to Malmö (via Copenhagen airport) and fast trains to Stockholm a few times a day. www.sj.se

The same can be said for the buses. www.eurolines.com are the biggest from the continent to Sweden via Copenhagen, but there are also www.safflebussen.se and the Danish Grahundbus which can take you first from Berlin to Copenhagen and then Copenhagen to Malmö: http://www.graahundbus.dk/

You can also still take the car (or just yourself of course) on the ferries across from Denmark if you fancy the nostalgic way (or are on a budget as you can sometimes get good deals) north of Copenhagen (Elsinore/Helsingør) with www.scandlines.se or http://www.hhferries.dk/

From northern Jutland (Frederikshavn) in Denmark, Stena Line runs ferries to Gothenburg. www.stenaline.se

DFDS Scandinavian Seaways runs a ferry from Oslo to Helsingborg if driving seems too boring (but this is quite expensive - more of a cruise) and the same company also runs the ferries from Newcastle to Gothenburg. http://www.dfdsseaways.com/

There are also ferry crossings from Germany (Travemünde and Rostock) and Poland (mainly Gdansk) straight to various southern ports such as Ystad, Trelleborg and Karlskrona with the following:

You can get to Stockholm by ferry from Gdansk (see Polferries above), and of course from Finland (Helsinki, Åbo/Turkku, Vaasa and Åland islands) with http://www.silja.com
All very cheap if you are a foot passenger.

And from Tallinn and Riga, there are www.tallink.se and http://www.rigasealine.lv/en/index.asp

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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