Traveling from Europe, you are most likely to arrive first at Malmö Central station when passing Denmark and Copenhagen. Trains from Copenhagen to Malmö take 25 minutes from København H (Copenhagen Central Station).
Built in 1856, Malmö Central Station originally served the outer edge of the city, catering to inbound and outbound travelers and goods upon Copenhagen's ferries. Over the years, more lines were added and following the opening of the Öresund Bridge in 2000, long distance trains began running to Denmark. Later, the railway became integrated with local business and trains, making Malmö a key part of a larger network between many tourist and business destinations. Malmö Central Station is located in the city center. The majestic terracotta-colored train station building is yet another example of Malmö architecture at its best. Its old brick walls and herring-bone tiled floor have been carefully preserved. Beneath the domed roof, 15 shops and restaurants provide an inviting environment for people to meet and eat. There is a ticket office, toilets, showers, lockers, and several dining and shopping options. Opposite the railway station is a bike rental place and a tourist information stand.
In the 2011, the Brunel Awards for Outstanding Visual Design in Railway jury awarded a prize to Jernhusen AB for their extensions to Malmö Central Station. The idea was to customize the existing building to suit the architecture and create spectacular effects. For example, the Goal backed bench was adapted to sit on a low wall that integrated it into the architecture. The Origami bench was customized and fitted with lighting to provide a diffused light source that emanates from underneath. Elbin litter bins were inscribed with laser-cut texts and placed throughout the site. The No 2 bench was redesigned for the bus shelters outside the station, providing hip-height seating that travelers could lean against while waiting for buses to arrive.
Travel from Malmö Central Station
Today, Malmö Central Station serves over 55,000 rail travelers every single day—making it the second-busiest station in Sweden, after Stockholm Central Station. Visitors can travel from Malmö Central Station to many of Europe's big cities, including Gothenburg, Berlin, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. Skåne has a well-organized train and bus network and it's easy to reach different areas within the province. For visitors to Malmö looking to explore the area in greater detail, there are several connections to nearby cities such as Ängelholm, Kristianstad, Karlskrona, Kalmar, and Simrishamn.