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Helsingor - Helsingborg Ferry Walk On

I've seen this ferry but never been on it. I'm currently planning a trip to start in Stockholm and end in Copenhagen. I expect to use a rental car for part of the trip, to visit some of my wife's Swedish roots. I'm thinking about dropping the car on the Swedish side, walking on the ferry then taking the train into Copenhagen. When I search the ferry, however, all I'm finding are choices for a standard car (not finding the actual ferry just booking services). Is it possible to walk on? Where can I find schedule and pricing information? We'd likely be there mid-September.

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Of course it is possible to travel without a car. A single ticket is 64 SEK for an adult, but you can also buy the ferry + train to Copenhagen in a single ticket for 162 SEK. The schedule is departures every 20 minutes. You can find all information at https://www.forsea.se/

In addition, there are also direct trains from Helsinborg to Copenhagen.

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Schedule here: https://www.forseaferries.com/schedule/
Yes you can walk on, the terminal in Helsingborg has trains, ferry and buses in a single building. No need to book ahead as foot passenger.
Single train tickets are expensive in Denmark so buy a combo ticket ferry+train ticket in Helsingborg (I think foreign trips are sold without VAT so you almost get the ferry for free that way). The ferry company sells them for 162 SEK (the ticket office and ferry departures is on one of the upper floors). The local transport (Skånetrafiken) authority sells them for 138 SEK and also offers group discount of 20% if you're two or more. If buying from them make sure you choose the ferry since they sell train tickets too. Their ticket machines and ticket office (with somewhat limited hours) is at the ground floor.

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Thanks for the information. That's very helpful. Not booking ahead is my preferred way to travel - my own pace rather than trying to meet a specific itinerary.

I may try to get a Copenhagen card ahead of time so the train ride into Copenhagen is included. I don't suppose they sell them in Helsingor?

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Looks like they have a digital version of the Copenhagen card now. I haven't used it before but looks like I can buy one and have it on my phone instantly.

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The ferry looks like it departs Helsingborg every 20 minutes in early September. That's way better than I was hoping for.

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6577 posts

The ferry looks like it departs Helsingborg every 20 minutes in early
September.

Yes, just like I wrote in my reply a bit further up the thread.

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Thanks Badger,

My original understanding was 20 minutes was the summer schedule. I was pleasantly surprised that they still run every 20 minutes into September.