How to travel to and within Lund

We think it should be easy to travel to Lund, so here you will find useful information. We have collected and put together travel information and links to travel companies, independently if you arrive with flight, train, or car.

The old medieval city of Lund is small and cosy at short walking distance. It takes only 15-20 minutes to walk across the whole city centre. The old streets are narrow and there are not so many parking lots. Therefore, it is not so easy to drive in the city centre, and the advice is to avoid bringing the car. But if you are driving, you will find information about parking facilities further down.

[img] The railway Station building from 1859 in Lund.


You will find taxis on both sides of the railway station, at the west och east side of the main building. If you are air traveling from the Malmö Sturup domestic airport, you need to take a taxi to and from Lund, there is no airport shuttle anymore. Many taxi companies offer set prices to the airports, but you must be aware of that taxis practice free pricing in Sweden. So just in case ask for the price on beforehand. You can always prebook a taxi by phone or using the different companies’ apps.

To rent a bike in Lund

Lund is a biking city, not at least due to all students and the short distances in the city. If you want to explore Lund and the environment biking is a nice way. Some hotels provide bikes that the guests can borrow. Otherwise you can rent the public bikes administrated by Lundahoj, or rent a bike at Fridhems bicycle shop.

Train and local busses

Lund railway station Lund railway station is the third most busy in Sweden after Stockholm and Gothenburg. In the ticket machines at the station, you can buy tickets to both long-distance trains as well as local trains and busses. But it is easier to buy tickets in a mobile app and pay with your credit card. More information about the long-distance traffic you will find at SJ's web site and about the local trains and busses at Skånetrafiken's web site.

[Lund railway station] Lund railway station.

Skånetrafiken's app

[image] Skånetrafiken's app. The local company Skånetrafiken has an app where you can buy tickets to the local trains and busses and pay with a credit card. It is easy to use, and if the mobile phone operates in another language than Swedish, it automatically shows the information in English. In this app you also can buy tickets to travel with the Öresund-trains back and forth to Copenhagen airport.

Here you will find this app for Android or iPhone.

A 24-hour ticket is often a god choice

In the app, you can buy a ticket valid for 24 hours. This is often a god choice; it is the same price as two single tickets. With such a ticket, you can jump on and off as much as you like during the valid period and within the ticket zone. You find a map showing the different zones in the app. When you buy a ticket, you choose a suitable zone for your ride that day.

Arriving by air

There are two airports nearby Lund. Copenhagen airport (located just outside Copenhagen, Denmark) is the largest international airport in the Nordic countries. Malmö Airport is the reginal domestic and charter airport.

Malmö Airport

Malmö Airport is located south-east from Lund. There are no trains or busses from Lund to the airport, the airport coaches are only operating from Malmö, so the easiest way to get there is to take a taxi, which takes approximately 35 minutes, or drive on your own. Please be aware of that the taxi business is not regulated in Sweden. You better of prebooking, or at least ask for the price on beforehand. When arriving to Malmö Airport, we recommend that you prebook a taxi, otherwise you sometimes must wait if there are not enough taxis available. Right now (December 2020) a taxi ride from Malmö Airport to Lund is just below 500 SEK. More information can be found at the Malmö Airport web site.

Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen airport is the largest international airport in the Nordic countries. The easiest way to go from Lund is by Öresund-train, which takes about 35 minutes, or a taxi which takes about 30 minutes. Occasionally, the trains do not operate properly, and there are problems getting across the bridge, so we recommend that you take a train from Lund about three hours before the check-in close, just to be sure. You can by the tickets in the local company´s app, se information above. Search in the app for departure from "Lund" to "CPH Airport Kastrup" or the other way around.

[Kastrup] The check-in lobby at the Copenhagen Airport.

It is quite expensive to take a taxi across the bride between Denmark and Sweden due to fairly high fees. At the moment (December 2020) taxi ride will cost about 1 100 SEK. Please be aware of that the taxis business is not regulated in Sweden. You better prebook, or at least ask for the price on beforehand. Always choose a Swedish taxi company when going to Sweden, it is much more expensive taking a Danish taxi across the bridge.

You will find more information at the Copenhagen Airport web site.

Arriving by car

As we wrote at the top, it is better to go by train than driving to Lund. The city centre is old with narrow streets, not easy to drive in, and have a limited number of parking lots.

Parking in the centre charge about 20-30 SEK per hour, and if you choose to park in a 10 minutes’ walk distance, about 10 SEK per hour. You will find recent prices and care parks at Lund municipality Parking Company LKP's parking map (information in Swedish) and at the parking company APCOA's web site (information in Swedish).

Parking for caravans and mobile homes

You can park a car with caravan in a normal parking space as long as they fit in one slot each, and you pay for two spaces, one for each registration number.

However, there are no parking spaces for mobile homes in the city center if they do not fit into a single slot. Then you have to park in one of the parking spaces specially designed for mobile homes at other places around the city center. From them, you can take a bus or cycle into the city center. It is not campsites, so there are no water, electricity, or toilets, but you are allowed to spend a night at those places where you can stay for 24 hours.

See also information about Källby camping site below. There you will find place for mobile homes with access to electricity, water, and hygiene facilities.

The parking space at Tage Erlanders väg i Lund The large parking for mobile homes at Tage Erlanders väg.

Parking place for tourist busses

Tourist busses are allowed to stop for five minutes at Kyrkogatan outside the Cathedral to let passengers of and on. Outside the parking garage Arena Park , south of the city center, there is a parking lot which have room for three busses. There is also a parking lot for two busses, in maximum three hours, at the north side of King Oscar's Road .

The parking lot for busses outside the parking garage Arena Park The parking lot for busses outside the parking garage Arena Park.

Hotels and overnight stays in Lund

The availability of large hotels is somewhat limited in Lund city center. The large hotels are conference hotels located at some distance away, and if staying there, you need to drive, ride a bus, or cycle when visiting Lund city. There are also some simpler overnight stays, like bed & breakfast or youth hostels. Most of the hotels can be found at Google Maps. If you have specific questions, you can contact us and then we will try to answer and assist.

Hotel Concordia in Lund Hotel Concordia is one of the hotels in the city center of Lund.

Källby camping

The camping site at Källby , located in southern Lund, is normally open from mid-June to mid-August. The camping has room för 20 caravans or mobile homes and 25 tents. You can stay for seven days, and as a guest you can use the open-air bath located next to the camping. See also the information at the campsite´s website (in Swedish using Google Translate for other languages).

Källby camping site in Lund The entrance to Källby camping site.

Restaurants in Lund

There are a lot of good restaurants in the small medieval city center of Lund. The university with its 45 000 students and 8 000 employees likely contributes to the demand. That also implies that you need to reserve a table in advance, at least weekends during semesters. If you want to eat at a special restaurant, it’s recommended to book other days as well.

You will easily find most restaurants and cafes in Google Maps. If you have specific questions, you can contact us and describe what you are looking for, and we can give some suggestions. If booking a greet, the greeter also can give tips about restaurants.

Our recommendations are not sponsored

We are a non-profit tourist organisation, no one pay or sponsor us or our recommendations about restaurants and other things to do in Lund. We are eager to keep our independency. On questions, we can give recommendations, mainly about those who like what we are doing to increase the tourism to Lund. Then, we can be sure that you as a visitor will get a positive and welcoming response.

Restaurant Torget's Taperia at the main square in Lund At the restaurant Torgets Taperia, located at the main square, you can eat tapas and home brewed bear at the oldest square in nowadays Sweden.