Getting to Sydostleden

The Sydostleden Trail starts/ends in the districts of Växjö and Simrishamn. Both cities offer a good variety of restaurants and accommodation in all categories, with everything from memorable dining experiences to cosy bed and breakfasts. You will also find good bus and train connections to and from anywhere in Sweden.

The Sydostleden Trail is serviced by three transportation companies offering passenger train service, but you can buy one ticket for the whole trip in one place, and Öresundstågen and Krösatågen cover the popular routes Vaxjö-Malmö and Karlskrona/Karlshamn-Kristianstad-Malmö. From Simrishamn, you can take the Pågatåg train west toward Malmö. 

From Stockholm, you get to the Sydostleden Trail with SJ, the government-owned passenger train operator in Sweden. Please note that local train tickets are not valid on SJ’s train lines and vice versa. Bicycles are not permitted on SJ trains. For more information on SJ, go to their website.

There are train stations at the following points along the Sydostleden Trail: Växjö, Karlshamn, Mörrum, Sölvesborg, Bromölla, Fjälkinge, Kristianstad, and Simrishamn.

Major bus stations: Växjö, Karlshamn, Sölvesborg, Kristianstad och Simrishamn

Airports: Copenhagen Airport, Malmö Airport, Kristianstad Österlen Airport och Småland Airport

Ideas for parking if you are travelling by car (in swedish): Växjö Simrishamn

 

Bicycles on trains and buses

Länstrafiken Kronoberg

You can bring conventional and electric bicycles on-board Öresundståg, Pågatåg, and Krösatåg trains, and on all of Länstrafiken Kronoberg’s regional public transportation on a space available basis and upon presentation of a valid bike ticket (which costs the same as a child/youth ticket). For more information on travelling with bicycles with Länstrafiken Kronoberg, go to their website.

Blekingetrafiken

You can bring bicycles on board Blekingetrafik’s trains on a space available basis. You buy a ticket for your bicycle. The price is the same as a child/youth ticket. You can also bring your bicycle on-board the boats which service the Blekinge Archipelago. It is not permitted to take bicycles onto buses. For more information, go to blekingetrafiken.se

Skånetrafiken

Skånetrafiken is responsible for public transportation in Skåne, and there is a well-organised train and bus network that makes it easy to reach different areas within the region. You can bring bicycles on-board Öresundstågen and Pågatågen trains on a space available basis. You can bring bicycles on-board regional (yellow) buses on a space available basis only on weekends from 04:00 to 23:00. During the summer season (15 June - 15 August), these times apply every day of the week. Visit Skånetrafikens website for more information on travelling with bicycles in Skåne.