Planning a Trip
By Ferry -- Ferries from Helsingør, Denmark, leave the Danish harbor every 20 minutes day or night (trip time: 25 min.). For information about ferryboats in Helsingborg, call tel. 042/18-61-00; for information on the Danish side, call tel. 33/15-15-15. The cost of the ferryboat for pedestrians is 28SEK ($5.60/£2.80) each way or 54SEK ($11/£5.40) round-trip. The regular round-trip cost of the ferryboat for a car with up to five passengers is 670SEK ($134/£67).
By Plane -- The Ångelholm/Helsingborg Airport (tel. 011/19-20-00; www.lfv.se) lies 30 minutes from the center of the city, with regular connections to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport. There are between two and four flights per day (flying time: 1 hr.). For SAS reservations, call tel. 0770/72-77-27.
By Train -- Trains run hourly during the day between Helsingborg and Malmö, taking 50 minutes. Trains arrive four times per day on the 5-hour trip from Stockholm, and they also leave Helsingborg twice per day for Stockholm. Trains between Gothenburg and Helsingborg depart and arrive twice a day (trip time: 2 1/2 hr.). Call tel. 042/10-43-50 for information or visit www.railrocket.com.
By Bus -- Three buses per day link Malmö and Helsingborg. Two leave in the morning and one in the afternoon, the trip taking 1 hour and 10 minutes. Buses leave twice per day from Gothenburg and arrive in Helsingborg in 3 1/4 hours. Buses to and from Stockholm leave once per day (trip time: 9 hr.). Call tel. 0200/218-18 for more information.
By Car -- From Malmö, head north on E6 for 1 hour; from Gothenburg, drive south on E6 for 2 1/2 hours; from Stockholm, take E4 south for 7 1/2 hours until you reach Helsingborg.
The tourist office, Helsingborg Turistbyrå, Rådhuset, 251 89 Helsingborg (tel. 042/10-43-50; www.helsingborg.se), is open from mid-June to mid-August Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm; mid-August to mid-June Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm.
Most of Helsingborg's sights are within walking distance; however, if your legs get tired and the weather is less than perfect, you can always take a city bus, numbered 1 to 7. Most buses on their way north pass the Town Hall; those heading south go by Knutpunkten. You can buy tickets onboard the buses for 15SEK ($3/£1.50) for one zone or 6SEK ($1.20/60p) for an extra zone. Tickets are valid for transfer to another city bus line as long as you transfer within 1 hour from the time the ticket was stamped. For information, call tel. 042/10-43-50.