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Where to get info on high-speed trains, Copenhagen-Stockholm?

Where to get info on high-speed trains, Copenhagen-Stockholm?

Feb 9th, 2002, 09:20 AM
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Where to get info on high-speed trains, Copenhagen-Stockholm?

Where can I get info on times and fares for trains from Copenhagen to Stockholm? I've been to RailEurope.com and they only list 2, with very little info, and I know that can't be right. Also, people have warned me that buying tickets through them will cost me a fair amount more than I need to pay.

Also: is there an actual change of trains in Malmo or just a change of identifying code numbers?
 
Feb 9th, 2002, 10:15 AM
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From Copenhagen what you see is probably correct. Trains do not go through Malmo up the Danish side to the train ferry at Helsinor. There are only so many times a day they can ferry the trains back and forth, and you need to have a reservation for that.

But you did mention Malmo, and that may be far easier to do, depending on what the situation is. (number of people, luggage, etc) You can easily take a people ferry to Malmo and then get a train from there that would not need the ferry.
 
Feb 9th, 2002, 10:33 AM
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Scan-bound,

Hmm... thought the scandinavians would have better info available in English.

The best schedule info is from at the DB(german railway) site:
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Click on the "English" link.

There's a direct connection (no change)every 2 hours on the X2000 high-speed trains. The journey takes just over 5 hrs.

The danish railway site is:
www.dsb.dk

Swedish railway:
www.sj.se
They also provide a link to: www.swedenbooking.com
which handles bookings in exchange for a 12 EUR fee.

As I've never taken this train, I can't tell you whether you need to book far in advance.

Hope this helps,
Andre
 
Feb 9th, 2002, 02:58 PM
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I travelled the route via train in July. A train change was required at Malmo. The service between Copenhagen and Malmo is more like an inter-city train which I believe is a joint operation between Danish and Swedish rail. The Signature trains are quite comfy in second class. I recommend seat reservations.

Geoff, maybe I am misunderstanding your post, but to clarify: the Oresund Bridge openened in 2000 connecting Copenhagen (near Kastrup Airport) to Malmo Central. The bridge serves both train and car traffic.

I got info before travelling from www.scanrail.com
 
Feb 9th, 2002, 03:22 PM
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There ARE also direct connections - just double-checked.

scanrail.com seems pretty useless - no schedules or online booking.

Would compare prices between swedenbooking.com and Raileurope and go for the cheapest.

Andre
 
Feb 10th, 2002, 02:40 PM
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Tak, to both of you. Don, by signature trains, are you referring to the X2000 high speed trains? Wondering how you would describe the difference between 1st and 2nd class? And tell me about the food, if you can.
 
Feb 10th, 2002, 07:14 PM
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I might be confusing Sweden's X2000s with another country (maybe it was Norway calling it "Signature" trains?). But if I recall, X2000 are the nice, fast trains. I travelled second class both times I took X2000 and only had coffee and light refreshments in the cafe car. Prices were reasonable. Many locals onboard had loaded up on travel foods at the supermarket in the train station (cheaper).
 

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