By Plane -- The nearest airport (the Kristianstad Airport) is 20km (12 miles) southwest of town. Accessing the town from the airport requires transit by taxi (310SEK/$62/£31 each way), or by Flygbuss for a charge of 100SEK ($20/£10) per person each way. Transit time takes 15 minutes, and bus departures are timed to coincide with the arrivals of airplanes.
By Train -- There is frequent rail service throughout the day from Malmö; the trip takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. The train and the bus stations here are both within a 10-minute walk of the town's major hotels. Call tel. 0771/75-75-75.
By Bus -- Local buses arrive several times a day from Ystad (trip time: 1 hr., 30 min.) and also from Simrishamn (same trip time). Call tel. 0711/77-77-77.
By Car -- From Simrishamn, our last stopover, head northwest along Route 10 until you come to the junction with Route 118, at which point you go north into Kristianstad.
The Kristianstads Turistbyrå is at Stora Torg, 291 80 Kristianstad (tel. 044/13-53-35; www.kristianstad.se). It is open in summer Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 3pm, and Sunday 2 to 6pm. Off-season hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, and the last Saturday of each month 10am to 2pm.