Travelling to Halmstad

All roads lead to Halmstad! Travelling on foot or by bicycle, car, bus, train or aeroplane is easy here. In 2020, it will also be possible to add ferry to the list.

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?

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! Additionally, from 2020, ferry passengers from Grenå in Denmark will be checking in at Resecentrum. The travel centre complex houses a Pressbyrån newsagent, a Hallandstrafiken travel office and a small café and restaurant. If you need a good night’s rest, Best Western Hotel is right next to Resecentrum. There is also other accommodation (several hotels and a hostel) within a ten minutes’ walk.

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.

Train and bus to Halmstad

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

Hallandstrafiken 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 (Swebus is part of FlixBus) also serves Halmstad. It offers direct services from, for example, Oslo and Berlin.
Find your tickets via hallandstrafiken.se, sj.se or, bringing together all public transport in the region, resrobot.se.

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. Please contact Halmstad Tourist Centre if you would like some tips on favourite places to take breaks.

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 in the south and the Bohus trail 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.

Air

Halmstad has its own airport, Halmstad City Airport. 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 are from Bromma in Stockholm. The airport is also used by several different charter operations.

Gothenburg’s Landvetter airport 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 can also be reached in around two hours by train or car. Flights from all over the world call at Kastrup.

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