General instructions for travelling to the European Spallation Source headquarters and the ESS Data Management & Software Centre (DMSC).
The closest international airport to Lund is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, in Denmark.
The travel time by train from the airport to Lund Central Station (Lund C) is about 35 minutes. Trains depart from railway platform number 1, accessed via the airport’s Terminal 3. The journey takes you over the Öresund Bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden. More information for these trains, and how to take taxis from the airport, is available below.
The closest local airport to Lund is Malmö Airport in Sturup.
Sturup has some international flights from destinations within Europe and flights from other Swedish airports, including Stockholm. There are bus connections between the airport and Lund.
Information can be found at www.flygbussarna.se/en.
Bus tickets are available using cash or credit card at the convenience stores Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven, or at the airport Information desk. Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket machines or with a credit card on board the bus.
There are taxis at the airport exit. See more taxi information here.
Tickets are not available on board trains in Denmark or Sweden, and in all cases must be purchased prior to boarding. Tickets from the machines can only be purchased with a debit or credit card featuring a chip and PIN.
Tickets: Train tickets can be purchased at the information desk at Terminal 3, or from the Skånetrafiken or DSB ticket machines in the Arrivals Hall, in the Baggage Claim area, and also in Terminal 3 at the top of the escalators leading to Platform 1 (Spor 1). Avoid buying SJ (Swedish Railways) tickets, as these trains will be less frequent.
Tickets can also be purchased using the Skånetrafiken mobile phone app, which requires a working phone number and a credit card. More information can be found at www.skanetrafiken.se (where there is a 'translate' option' in the top menu).
Travel: To get to Lund, board any train from Platform 1 that is not terminating in Malmö or Stockholm. All others will first stop in Malmö, and then in Lund. There is only one stop in Lund.
Common final destinations stopping at Lund Central Station include Göteborg, Kalmar, Helsingborg, Kristianstad, and Karlskrona.
With your ticket, you may board any of these trains. They run typically every 20 minutes, with longer intervals at night. Do not board the SJ trains bound for Stockholm as only tickets bought through SJ, specific to the route and time, will be accepted.
You can follow similar procedures to these to take trains to Lund from Copenhagen Central Station (København H) or Copenhagen Østerport Station.
Lund Central Station is located on the main railway lines between Malmö and Stockholm and Malmö-Gothenburg-Oslo.
- Travel time from Stockholm is about 4 hours on the express train X2000 or 6-7 hours on Intercity (ICE) trains. Gothenburg (Göteborg in Swedish) is approximately 250 km north of Lund, and the travel time is 3-4 hours.
- Between Oslo and Lund, the journey is approximately 7-8 hours, with a 12-hour overnight train option. These tickets cannot be purchased at Lund Central Station, but can be bought online at www.sj.se.
- Between Hamburg and Lund, rail travel time is 6-7 hours, and between Berlin and Lund, 7-8 hours.
It takes approximately 10 minutes to travel between Malmö and Lund by local commuter trains identified as Pågatåg or Öresundståg.
- These trains depart approximately 4-6 times per hour on weekdays, with less frequent service on the weekend and overnight.
- Tickets are available from the ticket machines on the platform in Malmö using Swedish currency. You can buy only single tickets from these machines. You can also purchase tickets at the station’s ticket office.
- If you are going to commute regularly, you can buy a JoJo monthly pass or discount card from the ticket office or online at www.skanetrafiken.se.
The destination address for ESS is Odarslövsvägen 113, Lund. Taxis can drive through Gate A on Odarslövsvägen, all the way to the main entrance at the end of the parking lot, at Gate C. 2018 sample prices for taxis are listed below - please note prices may vary according to day/time. The cost from Copenhagen Airport includes the toll cost for the Öresund Bridge.
- Lund ⇔ Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup)
- Lund ⇔ Malmö City Centre
- Lund ⇔ Malmö Airport (Sturup)
Taxis in Denmark are well regulated, but precautions should be taken when hiring a taxi in Sweden:
- Prices should be agreed in advance, and fixed-priced ride prices should be posted and visible.
- The meter should be operating and active for the entirety of the trip.
- A receipt may be necessary to retrieve forgotten items or to make a complaint.
- Swedish taxis must display comparative pricing for a 10 km trip. This price should be displayed in large black letters on a yellow background.
Getting to ESS
224 84 Lund
Latitude: 55.734190 | Longitude: 13.247452
The green city bus no. 20 leaves Lund Central Station (Lund C) every 10 minutes at peak times with final destination ESS. Journey time is approximately 15 minutes.
Exit the bus at the ESS bus stop in the ESS parking lot, directly in front of the entrance gate to the ESS office buildings.
From E22 northbound: Exit the E22 motorway at exit 22 - Trafikplats Lund N, keep right, using the filter lane, and follow the signs for Ö Odarslöv/Brunnshög, merging onto Solbjersvägen. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Odarslövsvägen. The ESS site delivery entrance, Gate A, is approximately 2 km down the road on left. Taxis should enter here.
Personal vehicles should proceed past Gate A about half a kilometer and turn left. The next left is entrance Gate D, which will take you to the site office parking lot.
Free visitor parking (maximum two hours) is available close to the office entrance at Gate C.
From Lund C: There are cycle paths all the way to the ESS site from central Lund. When you reach the roundabout to enter onto Odarslövsvägen, there is an underpass on the right-hand side of the road that leads on to the cycle path along Odarslövsvägen. When approaching the site, you need to cross the road to enter through Gate A. Bicycle parking is available outside Gate C, on the left.
Bikes can be borrowed via the ESS reception desk.
From the parking lot, enter through Gate C, which is open for pedestrian access during business hours. Follow the signs for the ESS main reception. To enter the building, use the door phone to contact reception or an individual staff member. Follow the instructions on the panel.
The construction site is accessible via Gate B, straight on from Gate A. A security guard mans this gate, and only vehicles that have been pre-registered will be allowed to enter. To enter the Construction Site on foot you need a registered ID06 access card.
Proceed to the Goods Reception area adjacent to the main ESS reception.
Getting to DMSC
Ole Maaløes Vej 3
2200 Copenhagen N
Latitude: 55.698957 | Longitude: 12.555916
We advise that you use the above address or GPS coordinates if you wish to drive to the DMSC. Please note that parking is extremely limited.
If you wish to use Public Transport in Denmark, you can plan your trip on either of the following websites:
There is also a mobile app available through which you can purchase tickets. The app is called Mobilbilletter, and can be used in English.
In order to get to the DMSC offices by bus you need to take either bus 6A or bus 42 from Nørreport Station and get off at the Arresøgade stop on Tagensvej. The buses leave every 3-8 minutes and takes about 8-15 minutes to get to the Arresøgade stop, depending on traffic.
Unfortunately, bus stops at Nørreport Station are not numbered/labelled, however the departure stop for both of the buses above is the same and is located next to the traffic lights at the intersection of Nørre Voldgade and Gothersgade. You can find a photograph of the relevant bus stop in the PDF file at the bottom of the page.
When you get off the bus at the Arresøgade stop on Tagensvej, you should keep walking along Tagensvej in the direction the bus was travelling until you see the COBIS flags on your right hand side.
A picture of the Tagensvej entrance to the COBIS building is shown in the PDF file at the bottom of the page. The receptionists at COBIS can assist you with information on how to get to our office.
You can catch the metro (M) or Øresund trains from Copenhagen Airport to Nørreport Station, and from there follow the directions to DMSC from Nørreport Station given above.
You can catch any Øresund train going to Copenhagen as they all stop at Nørreport Station. For directions from Nørreport Station to the DMSC, see above.
Copenhagen Central Station is known locally as København Hovedbanegård, or København H.
You can catch any S-train from platform 9 or 10 to Nørreport Station as all S trains stop there. For directions from Nørreport to the DMSC, see above.
There is no direct public transport from Østerport Station to the DMSC offices. You can take an Øresund, DSB or S-train from Østerport Station to Nørreport Station and then follow the directions above from Nørreport Station. Alternatively you can take a taxi from Østerport Station.