London to Sweden by bus
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London to Sweden by coach, now with two options to choose from!
Travel to Scandinavia in proven quality of Eurolines’ coaches - in just 24 hours from London to Copenhagen. From there it takes just 60 minutes over the mighty Oresund Bridge to Malmo (Malmö) - the gateway to Sweden. Whether city trip to Malmo and Gothenburg, vacation in a wooden house on the lake or on the trail of Wallander by the Skane region. By coach you get to your destination comfortable and convenient.
The European coach network Eurolines operates a coach line between the UK and Sweden. The stops in Britain include London Victoria Station and Hythe. In the UK coaches to Sweden start in London, but passengers must change coach in Brussels and Copenhagen. From Copenhagen are convenient Eurolines’ connections to Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Malmo & Uddavalla. The coaches from London to Sweden also stop in Lille, Brussels, Bremen, Hamburg, Lubeck, Rodby, Nykobing and Copenhagen.
There are up to 7 services per week between the UK and Sweden in both directions. For exact timetable see Eurolines website It is recommended to book tickets online in advance at least several days prior to departure. One-way promo tickets from London to Sweden cost between £78 - 119. Remember, a return ticket is cheaper than two singles. Discounts for children, students, and people over 60 are availablem too.
Note that timetables and fares are subject to change and EuropeBus can't guarantee accuracy of this information. The cheapest way to travel to Sweden is definitely the coach. If you are on a tight budget, then taking the coach in Europe can offer some amazing cost savings.
Whilst offering excellent fares some of these coach companies featured offering a very high quality service - you can expect reclining seats, extra hold luggage, free wifi, sometimes they offer you free tea or coffee and you also have power sockets at each seat.
Go to Eurolines website to see current timetables and prices and book a ticket for an international journey.
Vacation in Skåne - not only for Wallander fans
Your holiday in Sweden's southern most region Skane (Skåne) you can design in many different ways - combining a classic summer resort by the sea, as hearty holiday in a log cabin on private lake, or a city break in Malmo (Malmö), Lund and Helsingborg, with trips to the Kingdom of Crystal. You can also simply enjoy a few lazy days at sea in the picturesque coastal town or Mölle Torekov.
In the past decade, Malmo (Malmö) has undergone a radical, post-industrial change. The cosmopolitan city has its shore "recaptured" in which a new and lively district was created with interesting architecture. Nevertheless, Malmo remains a small, manageable and comfortable city in which everything is within walking distance. The Western Harbour in Malmö is brand new district, which is characterized by fantastic architecture, green spaces and a unique view of the Sound.
The emerging university town in the south already has to offer with its student flair (one in three people are enrolled at the local university) and the rich cultural offer plenty of room for discovery. Here we also find the oldest cathedral in Scandinavia from the year 1103. Many shops and cafes invite you to stroll and relax in the city and the beautiful surroundings.
Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications
Useful links to coach timetables & fares
How to buy tickets & some helpful information
- Option 1: How to buy coach tickets online from the UK to Sweden?
- Option 2: How to buy coach tickets online from the UK to Sweden?
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The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.
Eurolines is a coalition of independant bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Norway to Portugal. Some also serve Turkey and Morocco. Eurolines coaches are comfortable and upscale.
You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Eurolines UK web page. The Eurolines offices are usually located inside the long distance bus stations, but it can also be a travel agent in the city.
Eurolines & National Express in one booking
National Express has teamed up with Eurolines to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.
Trains & airlines from the UK to Sweden
If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the UK to Sweden or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Sweden are recommend on the Budget Air’s website
Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.
To Sweden by coach, see current international timetables & fares
|Departing||Coach times valid until 31/03/2017||Returning|
|142/820||142/820||▼||Eurolines service number||▲||820/143||820/143||820/143|
|n Fr||T,Th,Sa,Su||▼||Days of operation||▲||n Sa||M,W,Fr||Sa|
|1||-||▼||Period(s) of operation||▲||2||-||-|
|▼||▼||▼||Eurolines coach stops||▲||▲||▲||▲|
|19:00||19:00||Dep.||LONDON, Victoria Coach Station||Arr.||8:00||8:00||9:30|
|20:50||20:50||Dep.||DOVER, Estern Docks, C||Arr.||5:35||5:35||7:35|
|FERRY||FERRY||▼||CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▲||FERRY||FERRY||FERRY|
|6:00©||6:00©||Arr.||AMSTERDAM, Interchange only
|7:00||7:00||Dep.||AMSTERDAM, Interchange only||Arr.||© 20:30||© 20:30||© 20:30|
|20:30 ©||20:30 ©||Arrival||COPENHAGEN, Interchange only||Dep.||8:00||8:00||8:00|
|20:45||20:45||Dep.||COPENHAGEN, Interchange only||Arr.||© 6:25||© 6:25||© 6:25|
|21:40||21:40||Arr.||MALMO, S, Svärvarterminal, Skepsbron 10||Dep.||5:25||5:25||5:25|
|22:35||22:35||Arr.||HELSINGBORG, S, Knutpunkten Bus Terminal Stop C||Dep.||4:30||4:30||4:30|
|23:35||23:35||Arr.||HALMSTAD, S, Regional bus terminal||Dep.||3:30||3:30||3:30|
|1:25||1:25||Arr.||GOTHENBURG, S, inside Ericson terminalen||Dep.||1:45||1:45||1:45|
|2:25||2:25||Arr.||UDDEVALLA, S, Stat Oil Fuel Stn, E6||Dep.||0:35||0:35||0:35|
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
1 = Operates 21/12 to 4/1
2 = Operates 22/12 to 5/1
© = A change of coach is required in Amsterdam and Copenhagen
Amendable and refundable.
|London and Folkestone to:||Adult||Youth/Senior||Child||BOOK NOW
|MALMO||£82||£145||£72||£132||£41||£72||UK to Sweden
|GOTHENBURG||£116||£213||£102||£194||£58||£106||Sweden to UK
Amendable and Refundable. Available up to two days before departure.
|London and Folkestone to:||Adult||Youth/Senior||Child||BOOK NOW
|MALMO||£78||£140||£69||£128||£39||£68||UK to Sweden
|GOTHENBURG||£112||£208||£99||£190||£56||£102||Sweden to UK
During peak times all passengers travelling to Sweden must pay a supplement on top of the normal ticket prices of £5 (single) or £8 (return).
Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.
To purchase tickets online you can do it using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines UK or National Express websites. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Early booking is highly recommended, because the Eurolines route between London and Sweden is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. Passengers with open date return tickets, must confirm/reserve their return journey with a local Eurolines office at least 4 days before the date they wish to travel. Simply phone Eurolines office in Malmo: (040) 33 05 70
There are several simple ways:
- For most of the connections offered by Eurolines UK you can make a purchase through our journey planner, located on the front page. Just fill in all fields and follow the instructions.
- To purchase tickets online, you can also do it directly on the Eurolines UK or National Express website. On the websites you'll find all the names of larger and smaller towns, cities and airports. The Eurolines journey planner presented below doesn't show all available stations and stops.
Types of ways in which the ticket is obtained:
- e-ticket: a ticket you must print yourself at home,
- by collection: in one of the National Express office,
- by post: allow 7 working days.
Note: In some cases e-tickets may be not available for the journey, this happens when the connections are made with companies other than National Express. You can still buy a ticket online, but it will be delivered by post or it will be ready to collect in the offices of National Express.
National Express together with Eurolines offer nationwide connections to London for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option is only available for certain Eurolines connections, so if you won’t be able to purchase a ticket with this option, you'll have to buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international Eurolines route from London. It's easy. Buy a ticket online now
All Eurolines’ coaches have on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard. Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Eurolines routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. Eurolines put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Eurolines coach services to Sweden depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations. Eurolines coaches arrive at the main bus terminals in Sweden. Buy a ticket online now
The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Eurolines has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare (mostly the FunFare ticket), return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.
Using this option you can without any problems reach by coach not only to the towns and cities previously mentioned, but also Stockholm, Knäm, Ljungby, Jönköping, Linköping, Norrköping, Svinesund. Eurolines lets you to choose such an option.
You can take an evening Eurolines from London to Lille at Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, then take a connecting coach from Lille to Sweden next morning. While in Lille, you can spend time for a meal or sightseeing. This is the simplest, inexpensive and scenic way to go.
However, if you decide on this option you must make two separate purchases of tickets, from the UK to Lille on Eurolines UK, and from Lille to selected destinations in Sweden, on Eurolines FR.
Using both options, along the way you'll see amazing landscapes in France, Belgium, Germany & Denmark. The modern design of Eurolines’ coaches and comfortable seats guarantee a pleasant stay on board. This journey includes the Channel Tunnel crossing and a ferry transfer across the Fehmarn Belt. The Scandlines’ most modern ferries cross between Puttgarden and Rodby in 45 minutes. Upon arrival in Denmark you continue the journey into Sweden.
An alternative connection drom London to Sweden
||128||▼||Eurolines service number||▲||128||160
|T,Th,Su from London||▼||Days of operation||▲||Fr,Su from Sweden|
|-||-||▼||Period(s) of operation||▲||-||-|
|▼||▼||▼||Eurolines coach stops||▲||▲||▲|
|21:30||22:30||Dep.➀||LONDON, Victoria Coach Station||Arr.➂||6:30||5:30|
|22:30||-||Dep.➀||GILLINGHAM, Hempstead Valley, Shopping Centre
|23:10||-||Dep.➀||CANTERBURY, Eurolines Stop, Bus Stn||Arr.➂||-||3:50|
|-||23:40||Dep.➀||FOLKESTONE, Stop 24 Service Area||Arr.➂||4:35||-|
|23:25||-||Dep.➀||DOVER, Eurolines, Check-In, Eastern Docks
|FERRY||TRAIN||▼||CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▲
|5:00 ©||5:00 ©||Arr.➁||LILLE, Stop Metro 'Lille Europe'||Dep.➁||1:30||23:45|
|Change at Lille onto an Eurolines coach EU100-102/F160 France - Scandinavien|
|M,W,Fr from Lille
||▼||Days of operation
||▲||M,Sa from Lille
|10:30||10:30||Dep.➁||LILLE, Stop Metro 'Lille Europe'||Arr.➁||©19:15
|from/to Hamburg and Copenhagen, changeover possible|
|Coach on route between Copenhagen and Stockholm|
||Dep.➂||COPENHAGEN, Ingerslevsgade, behind Central Station||Arr.➀||23:00||23:00|
|Arr/Dep➂||MALMO, S, Svärvarterminal, Skepsbron 10||Arr./Dep.➀||© 19:40 => 22:25||© 19:40 => 22:25|
|13:40||13:40||Arr.➂||JONKOPING, S, Eurostop||Dep.➀||15:15||15:15|
|15:30||15:30||Arr.➂||LINKOPING, S, Fjaerbusterminalen Resecentrum||Dep.➀||13:30||13:30|
|18:00||18:00||Arr.➂||STOCKHOLM, S, Cityterminalen||Dep.➀||11:00||11:00|
|Coach on route between Copenhagen and Svinesund|
||Dep.➂||COPENHAGEN, Ingerslevsgade, behind Central Station||Arr.➀||©23:00||©23:00|
||Arr.➂||HELSINGBORG, S, Knutpunkten Bus Terminal Stop C||Dep.➀||21:30||21:30|
||Arr.➂||HALMSTAD, S, Eurostop||Dep.➀||20:30||20:30|
|12:00||12:00||Arr.➂||GOTHENBURG, S, inside Ericson terminalen||Dep.➀||18:50||18:50|
|13:00||13:00||Arr.➂||UDDEVALLA, S, Stat Oil Fuel Stn, E6||Dep.➀||17:35||17:35|
|14:00||14:00||Arr.➂||KNAM, S, Statoil E6||Dep.➀||16:45||16:45|
|14:45||14:45||Arr.➂||SVINESUND, Svinesundparken, close to motel and Shell pertol stn.
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
© = You’ll need to change coach in Lille, changeover possible in Hamburg or Copenhagen or Malmo
➀ = Day 1, ➁ = Day 2, ➂ = Day 3
London to Sweden alternative route fares & how to buy tickets
Information about coach fares from London to Lille is presented at the London to France page. The following table shows the coach fares from Lille to Swedish cities.
|Prices increase depending on the date of departure. The earlier you make a ticket purchase, the price will be lower.|
|All destinations in Sweden
||from 55 €||from 95 €||from 55 €||from 95 €||from 55 €||from 95 €|
|BOOK NOW ▶ ▶ ▶ ▶||UK to Lille||Lille to Sweden
Unfortunately, at the moment it’s not possible to buy tickets for the entire journey with this option. You have to purchase tickets separately on the British and French Eurolines’ websites for each leg of the journey. It is highly recommended to book tickets online in advance. Tickets must be purchased separately on the route from the UK to Lille on the Eurolines UK website, and from Lille to Sweden on the Eurolines FR website. To purchase tickets online for the Eurolines service from the UK to Lille you can do it directly at the Europebus’s home page using the journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines or National Express’ websites. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended. Then go to the French Eurolines website and buy a ticket for the section from Lille to Sweden. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount.
- Before leaving home for your Eurolines service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
- Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Customers need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
- Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
- Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
- When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
- Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
- If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.
Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station
You need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach. Buy a ticket online now
Check-In in Sweden
You must check-in no later than 30 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in closes 15 minutes before departure. If there’s no office for check-in, then check-in takes place directly on the coach. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal
This route involves a sea crossing which, depending on which service you are on, will either by Eurotunnel or by ferry (check timetables for specific information). On arrival at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal customers will be required to disembark from the coach and pass through both UK and destination country Border Control offices and show their Passports. Normally customers are not required to be accompanied by their luggage, however occasionally Border Control officials do require customers to take their own luggage with them.
|Channel ferry crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video||Channel tunnel crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video|
Refreshment stops are taken periodically throughout the journey providing the opportunity for refreshment and shipping services used by Eurolines provide a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities.
Carriage of luggage
All Eurolines customers must label their luggage which will be loaded into the hold of the coach and will normally remain there until arrival at the destination or interchange point. The Coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling. Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. Buy a ticket online now
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The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, so that the journey is stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure only for travel, it’s possible directly on the Eurolines website, during ticket purchase. You can also insure individually with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and medical treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy insurance.
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