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Getting There

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.

Visitor Information

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.

Getting Around

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.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.