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Transports in Malmö

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Being Sweden's third biggest city, Malmö provides several means of transport. Find out more about these in this article.

If you have decided to relocate in Sweden, you might have chosen Malmö which is the country's third biggest city. You can choose among the bus, train, boat and the taxi, depending on your needs. You may also rent a bike for leisure or other purposes.

Bus

The bus network is managed by Skånetrafiken. It provides several lines, some of which used to be covered by the tramway network. Unfortunately, tramway is no more available in the city. Thus, most trains transit through Malmö C or Gustav Adolfs Torg.

Train

Trains in Malmö run along underground tunnels. You can thus travel from the Malmö Central Station to Triangeln in a few minutes only. You can even travel to Emporia in Hyllie, which is in the South of the city.

However, make sure to buy your tickets before boarding the train. These are valid till the Hyllie station. Note that the same tickets apply to buses and trains.

 Good to know:

As Malmö is a major railway platform, it hosts the main starting and arrival points to and from the South. You will also find many inter regional trains at the Malmö Central Station.

Boat

Bookaboat is available near Malmö Live. You may also rent an electrical boat on your own to explore the canal at your ease.

Biking

Malmö is a cycle-friendly city. Distances are rather short within the city and most roads are flat. You can thus rent a bike from several rental agencies. Note that the city comprises 410 km of routes which you can explore by cycling. Moreover, biking accounts for 30% of travels across the city.

Taxi

Most taxi companies in Malmö have a specific fare grid. So if you wish to travel by taxi, make sure to inquire about the fare with the driver before boarding the vehicle.

Cards and tickets

You are required to buy your travel tickets before boarding the bus or train. Feel free to download the Skånetrafiken application on your smart phone so that you can directly pay via your bank card.

You can choose from three types of travel cards:

  • the Jojo mini – it costs 50 SEK and is ideal for those who don't travel much
  • Jojo Reskassa – it costs 200 SEK, granting a 20 % discount on all bus trips
  • Jojo Summer – it costs 605 SEK and allows you to travel through Scania in summer.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Transports in Malmö Forum 
Skanetrafiken www.skanetrafiken.se

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