Welcome to Malmö
The compactness of Malmö city centre offers not only a pleasant ambience and delightful atmosphere, it also enables you to explore the whole of the city even if you are only here for a short time. Most hotels and conference facilities are located within walking distance of the city centre, which means that you are never far from restaurants, cultural activities, entertainment and picturesque parks. The city’s buses and trains run frequently and punctually, and there are plenty of taxis.
The city lies in the heart of the expansive Öresund region. This area is ranked as the most knowledge intensive in northern Europe with its 14 universities and colleges, over 160,000 students and 12,000 researchers. The Öresund region as a whole is home to just over 3.8 million people.
Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, has around 300,000 inhabitants, the city has a young, inquisitive and creative population – almost half of Malmö’s residents are under 35 and the citizens represents 175 different nationalities. It is a climate-smart knowledge city, listed as the fourth most innovative in the world by OECD. It successfully combines the abundant cultural life, restaurants and entertainment of a big city with the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a small town. Most hotels, sights and ultramodern conference facilities are within 15 minutes’ walk of the city centre.
With 175 different nationalities represented among the local population this naturally makes for exciting and varied cuisine with scope for both curiosity and experimentation. Add in an abundance of quality local ingredients from the sea and the fertile Skåne plains and you can begin to envisage what Skåne restaurants have to offer. Malmö boasts both fine dining and simple, charming inns, where you can enjoy classic Swedish dishes as well as culinary specialities from all corners of the world.
Swedes have distinctly made their mark on everything from music, fashion and design to film, art and literature. Large music stages, popular art galleries and a host of nightclubs, pubs and inns – it’s easy to have a good time in Malmö. The attractive pedestrian streets of the city are lined with exciting concept stores alongside large shopping centres, and 3 minutes by train from Malmö City Central is Emporia – Scandinavia’s biggest shopping centre. Swedish design is a well-known concept throughout the world. It unites form and functionality, aesthetics and ecology. Designers such as Carl Malmsten, Bruno Mathson and Jonas Bohlin have created enduring design classics, while furniture from family-owned company IKEA can be found in living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens all over the world. Sweden is also strongly represented within the world of fashion, with brands such as Tiger, Filippa K, and J Lindeberg. Not to mention H&M, the third largest clothing chain in the world.
For those who prefer the outdoors, Ribersborg, Malmö’s own expansive sandy beach, is just a stone’s throw from the city centre, or why not take a stroll in one of the attractive city parks? Or why not take the opportunity to experience two countries in a single visit? A mere half an hour away by train, across the majestic Öresund Bridge, awaits Copenhagen! Board the train, enjoy the breathtaking views from the Öresund Bridge – 30 minutes later you are standing in City Hall Square, in the heart of the bustling Danish capital and even more big-city experiences to enjoy!
Welcome to Malmö!
When traveling to Malmö, Sweden
Please don’t forget to bring your passport, even though you are an EU citizen, since there are passport control at the borders to Sweden. Without a valid passport you may not be able to enter!
Arriving by airplane
Malmö is just 20 minutes from Scandinavia’s largest airport, Copenhagen Airport. From there you go by train, departures every 20 minutes, from the platform underneath the airport to Malmö.
If you arrive at Malmö Airport there are buses that run continuously from the airport, stopping at numerous points in central Malmö.
Traveling by train
If you go by train you may travel to Copenhagen City Central (Hovedbangården), and from there you switch train to Malmö.
Traveling by car/bus
If you are traveling by car or bus from the west you go by the Öresund Bridge from Denmark to Malmö.
The nearest ferries arrives from Travemünde directly to Malmo.
There are also ferries from Sassnitz, Rostock, as well as from Travemünde, which arrives to Trelleborg, 30 km south of Malmo. From there you drive or take connecting busses or train and you will get to the heart of Malmo in half an hour.
If you go by boat from Swinoujscie in Poland you will arrive to Ystad, 56 km south-east and 1 hour away. Buses and trains are available for the continuous journey to Malmo.
Also from Poland there are ferries arriving from Gdansk to Karlskrona, in the north-east. It will take about two and a half hour to travel to Malmo from there with train or car.