Cousins ask me the darnedest questions. And they seem to think I’ve been everywhere. One recent question stumped me, so I did some research, but I’m still not sure which option to suggest. The question was how to go from Copenhagen, Denmark to Stockholm, Sweden. My research reminded me of one of the funniest movies ever Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and in this case, there’s even a bus option.
Turns out getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm is pretty easy, so let’s take a look at the options I discovered. It’s not a trip I’ve done, so I’m curious what you’d all suggest. Seems like each option comes with its pros and cons.
Planes: Copenhagen to Stockholm by Air
There are daily direct flights from Copenhagen to Stockholm. The flight is about 75 minutes. Depending on the time of year, flights can be inexpensive. This option is fast, but you’d have to also add in the cost of getting to and from the airports and also add in some time for the usual airport transit experience.
Trains: Copenhagen to Stockholm by Train
Taking the train from Copenhagen to Stockholm usually costs less than getting there by plane, but at almost a six hour trip, that’s more or less a whole travel day. Train tickets are less expensive midweek and at night, with weekends being more expensive. You can get train tickets and see prices at RailEurope.com.
Automobiles: Copenhagen to Stockholm by Car
You can rent a car to get from Copenhagen to Stockholm. Obviously the trip would take longer, but if you like road trips, there’s a sense of a place you enjoy that comes from driving. I’d estimate the drive time to be about seven hours to cover the 410 miles (660 kilometers) trip. There would be a toll fee when crossing the Oresund Bridge, which connects Denmark and Sweden. This is probably the slower and relatively expensive option, but it could be the most interesting one, too.
Bus: Copenhagen to Stockholm by Bus
As bus travel often is, this option is definitely cheap, however taking the bus from Copenhagen to Stockholm is slow. The travel time by bus is 10 to 20 hours and includes changing buses. You can check timetables and pricing at Swebus Express (Copenhagen is listed as Kopenhamn).
If I was going with a group of people, I think it would be fun to rent a car. I am, however, super partial to train travel, especially because I find it relaxing. Did I miss any options you’re aware of? How have you gone from Copenhagen to Stockholm and would you choose that option again?