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We are intending to travel from Copenhagen to Sweden via the Halsingor Ferry and whilst I can see they have 3 departures and hour , anybody out there with local knowledge who can advise whether I should book in advance or will I get on board without delay if just turn up on the day ?
(Estimate will be at the terminal about 10-11 am on Saturday 22nd June)
 

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Or you could just take the bridge over to Malmö..

I can ask locally if you want, Let me know!
 

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Hi Anders

Thanks , had not thought to ask you this one.
Was looking at the ferry as it gives a more direct access to your suggested more westerly route north which we will now be taking.
Which is the more time efficient do you think (motorway v ferry + waiting time) ?
 

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You're coming by bike? I would assume You will fit in the first boat. If they have 3 departures an hour, your worst waiting time is 20 mins?

As Anders said, you could take the Bridges?

1.You could do Puttgarden - Roedby (GER - DK) ferry and then the bridge to Malmoe.

2.Or you can skip the ferry, and do Storbeltbro bridge AND the Malmoe bridge (Oeresundbro)

I think 1. is the most commonly used. We did this last May on a Van. Just queued up at the line and waited for maybe 15-20 mins. its easy and they're helpful.

Remember; If you do decide to use ferries all the way, remember to tell them that at the first ticket office. It will be cheaper when you buy both tickets at the same time.

Anders can verify this.. but that's how I've been told.
 

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You're coming by bike? I would assume You will fit in the first boat. If they have 3 departures an hour, your worst waiting time is 20 mins?

As Anders said, you could take the Bridges?

1.You could do Puttgarden - Roedby (GER - DK) ferry and then the bridge to Malmoe.

2.Or you can skip the ferry, and do Storbeltbro bridge AND the Malmoe bridge (Oeresundbro)

I think 1. is the most commonly used. We did this last May on a Van. Just queued up at the line and waited for maybe 15-20 mins. its easy and they're helpful.

Remember; If you do decide to use ferries all the way, remember to tell them that at the first ticket office. It will be cheaper when you buy both tickets at the same time.

Anders can verify this.. but that's how I've been told.
We will be using the Putgarden Ferry to cross to Copenhagen a few days earlier so could buy both tickets then but do they need a departure time ?
If so what time should we allow from central Copenhagen to get to the Halsingor ferry ?
 

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I havent used the ferries much.. we usually take the bridge since it saves us the trouble of keeping a time. Check scandlines homepage.

Ill ask locally and come back to you.

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I think we may decide to go with the ferry afterall as seems illogiocal to use the bridge when we would have to do 50% of a counterclockwise circle to get where the ferry disembarks.

Can anyone advise which terminal we need to sue , our satnav routing program shows two (one above another) I assume one is a departure jetty and the other arrivals and the roads look different for each ?
 

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I've used the Helsingor-Helsingborg ferry a couple times, and you can just show up.
 

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Got some info from some local guys.

The Helsingør - Helsingborg line runs close schedules and the crossing takes 15minutes.

Bikeriders normally dont leave the cardeck and keep the bikes upright by musclepower.

If you miss one ferry, just wait for the next one.:)

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Our holiday ended up a bit too busy so we ran out of time to do the optional things we usually try to fit in , like a ride-out into the countryside or meeting-up with contacts.

Copenhagen was fine , although they are rebuilding Metro so its a bit noisy and disrupted but the Tivoli was lovely and the concert we attended there was good.

Stockholm was a lovely city and we took in the Vasa Museum and a boat cruise and saw the setting up of the RedBull Flying Machine event whilst doing the tourist sight-seeing thing(we had to leave on the Sunday morning so did not see the actual event although have looked at some of it on YouTube)

Orland Island was very quiet but suited us after the intensity of the preceeding days.
I must say that the main Swedish trunk roads are not very pleasant with the constant alternating 3/2 lanes split by what we motorcyclists in the UK call 'cheese-cutter' wire barriers and the speed limits are a bit tiresome if a distance has to be covered.
The major disappointment was that we did not see any bears at the location up in Halsingland and it was massively over-priced to not come up with the goods and was very poor quality so would not recommend it to friends (Eu 500 per night !)
As this was the main focus on our trip it put a 'downer' on averything else.
Stockholm is major expensive !

The last distaster was , having set off early from Orland to catch the Esbjerg ferry (650 KMs) we arrived early to find the whole service cancelled for at least 3 days so we had to make our way to Amsterdam for the next-day departure (another 750 Kms) and had to get some of that done to be able make it so proceeded for another 250 miles that day to the outskirts of Hamburg and luckily found a reasonable hotel when we needed to stop.

So one to be put away under 'experience' - Considering WDW next year when the factory can decide when to hold the event - Might take the train down to Northern Italy.

Ferries worked fine so can recommend them , Malmo bridge was also Ok but expensive (26 Eu for bike/2 people) but guess it would still be your best bet.

Anyway sorry for slow feed-back and thank you for your input and maybe , if you can make it to Scotland , you can enjoy the uncluttered , wire free , open roads here.
If you do then please feel free to contact me to recipricate with information and hospitality.

BTW The bike performed faultlessly , only issue a loose sidestand bolt , which we managed to get re-fitted in Stockholm by a cycle shop.

Cheers
Allan
 

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Good or Bad , an experience is an experience and we consider ourselves fortunate that we are able to undertake these type of holiday where , perhaps , others cant.
Hope you IOM trip goes well.
 
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