Travelling to Halmstad

All roads lead to Halmstad! Travelling on foot or by bicycle, car, bus, train, ferry or aeroplane is easy here.

Halmstad is strategically positioned in the centre of Sweden’s west coast. European highway E6 runs just outside the city and many bus and train services run through it. From the city, it is only ten minutes to the local airport and less than two hours to two international airports. For those who like to be active, many walking and cycling trails also pass through Halmstad. Which mode of travel is best for you?

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Halmstad resecentrum

When you use public transport to get to our city, you arrive at Halmstad Resecentrum (travel centre). Trains as well as national, regional and city buses stop here. The Kattegat cycle trail drops by here too! If you are traveling by ferry to Grenå in Denmark, then you check in at Resecentrum and then hop on the bus that takes you on board the ferry. The travel centre complex houses a Pressbyrån newsagent (swe), External link, opens in new window. a Hallandstrafiken travel office (swe) External link, opens in new window. and a small café and restaurant. If you need a good night’s rest, Best Western PLUS Grand Hotel (swe) External link, opens in new window. is right next to Resecentrum. There is also other accommodation (several hotels and a hostel) within a ten minutes’ walk.

Bus driving past the travel center in Halmstad

Bus that stops at Resecentrum

Train and bus to Halmstad

Trains come from all directions to Halmstad. Thanks to the Öresundståg External link, opens in new window. service and services run by SJ (Swedish State Railways) (swe), External link, opens in new window. you can travel to Halmstad both from Europe (via Copenhagen and Malmö) in the south and Gothenburg in the north. Via Krösatåget (swe) External link, opens in new window. and the countryside of Småland, you can also travel inland from Värnamo, Alvesta or Växjö. From Skåne, the Pågatågen (swe) External link, opens in new window. service stops in Halmstad too. Halmstad’s railway station (also known as Halmstad C) is part of Halmstad Resecentrum.

Hallandstrafiken (swe) External link, opens in new window. is in charge of regional bus traffic in Halland. By bus, you can get to most places in the municipality. In addition to our regional buses, FlixBus External link, opens in new window. (Swebus is part of FlixBus) also serves Halmstad. It offers direct services from, for example, Oslo and Berlin.

Find your tickets via Hallandstrafiken.se, External link, opens in new window. sj.se (swe) External link, opens in new window. or, bringing together all public transport in the region, resrobot.se (swe). External link, opens in new window.

Air

Halmstad has its own airport, Halmstad City Airport (swe). External link, opens in new window. From the airport, getting to the city centre takes only 15 minutes by bicycle, 20 minutes by city bus and 10 minutes by car. Most flights To Halmstad City Airport External link, opens in new window. are from Bromma in Stockholm. External link, opens in new window. The airport is also used by several different charter operations.

Gothenburg’s Landvetter airport External link, opens in new window. is around two hours away by bus or train. Landvetter is served by flights from Stockholm and a range of primarily European cities.

Copenhagen’s Kastrup airport (swe) External link, opens in new window. can also be reached in around two hours by train or car. Flights from all over the world call at Kastrup.

Entrance to Halmstad Airport

Photo: Halmstad City Airport

Car

European highway E6 provides easy access to Halmstad. Via Malmö, it runs all the way from Norway in the north to Copenhagen in the south. If you want to experience our beautiful countryside when travelling to Halmstad, we recommend the Halland coastal road. Alternatively, take road 15, 25 or 26 and discover the dense forests of Småland.

Rests are important when driving. Why not take a break in the Simlångsdalen valley and enjoy the tranquillity or pause at a beach to feel the fresh breezes? On the Swedish Transport Administration’s website, you can find the lay-bys that have facilities (swe). External link, opens in new window. Please contact Halmstad Tourist Centre if you would like some tips on favourite places to take breaks.

Ferry

Since 1 February 2020, Stena Line's ferry Stena Nautica has operated the Halmstad – Grenå section. We have gathered more about the ferry line on a separate page.

 Cyclists along the Kattegattleden in Halmstad.

Cyclists along the Kattegattleden. Photo: Patrik Leonardsson

Cycling

Halmstad is a cycling city. We like cycling. Both for everyday purposes and leisure. To cycle is to travel and to experience. Sweden’s first national cycle trail, the Kattegat trail, passes through Halmstad on its way from Helsingborg in the south to Gothenburg in the north. Halmstad also has several small cycle trails connecting cycling routes from the whole of Sweden. We put constant effort into developing our trails and making them more accessible.

Because we love all sorts of cycling, we have brought together all Halmstad’s cycle-friendly places in a Halmstad cycling guide. Mountain biking, fatbiking and other cycling options are all here.

Walking

Even on foot it is easy to get to Halmstad. For example, you can wander along the Halland trail. This links to the Skåne trail External link, opens in new window. in the south and the Bohus trail External link, opens in new window. in the north. Halmstad also offers several other, smaller trails to choose from and explore. Do you want to stop in the great outdoors, but do not have your own tent with you? Then, we can recommend our permanent, three-sided shelters.

 Shoes walking in the woods

Photo: Green F, Mostphotos

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