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Ferry to Denmark from Germany

Most booked ferries & routes to Denmark from Germany

Popular
Scandlines

Puttgarden-Rødby

Germany ⇔ Denmark
45 mins.
continuous
From: 52,00

Rostock-Gedser

Germany ⇔ Denmark
2 Hours
Up to 10 times per day
From: 134,00

By ferry or bridge to Denmark from Germany

If you want to travel from Germany to Denmark, in most the cases, you can make the trip easily by car or public transport. There are, however, some options when you have to take the ferry from Germany to Denmark.

For example, if you travel to Copenhagen or somewhere else in Sjaelland / Seeland, going via the Rodby-Puttgarden or the Gedser to Rostock ferry will make sense. 

So in short you can either travel to Denmark:

  • By a direct ferry, for example, from Rostock to Gedser or Puttgarden to Rodby. Puttgarden-Rodby is the shortest route in time and kilometers.
  • By car from Germany to Denmark, if this is the best way, depends on where you need to be in Denmark.

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Map with ferry routes to Denmark from Germany

From Denmark, there are several ways to travel to Germany. You can travel by one of the two ferries connecting Denmark to Germany: Gedser to Rostock or Rodby to Puttgarden. In the map above, you can see these crossings from Denmark to Germany and vice versa.

Timetable, availability, and compare prices

An easy way to find tickets for a ferry to Denmark from Germany is by filling in the fields below. 

Travel tip: Scandlines combi tickets

If you travel from Germany via Denmark to Sweden, you can buy combi tickets for the Gedser - Rostock or Rodby-Puttgarden crossing combined with the Sontbridge. From the Danish region Sjaelland, these ferries are leaving for Germany.

Option 1: direct ferry to Denmark from Germany

You can choose two different ferries from Germany that sail directly to Denmark. You can sail via Rostock to Gedser (2 hours) or from Puttgarden to Rodby. Scandlines are operating both routes and specifically, Puttgarden to Rodby is cruising almost continuously. Both crossings are popular ways of traveling to Denmark.

As mentioned before, both ferries sail often. The Rodby to Puttgarden and the vice versa route is almost continuously operating while the Rostock to Gedser ferry is sailing ten times daily.

The fastest route is the route from Puttgarden to Rodby. This ferry is a 45 min crossing. Rostock to Gedser is about 2-hour sailing. Which connection works best depends on where you need to be in Denmark or Sjaelland / Seeland. For most of the other regions traveling by car makes more sense. You can also drive to Seeland in Denmark via the Great Belt Bridge.

Germany ⇔ Denmark

Popular
Scandlines

Puttgarden-Rødby

Germany ⇔ Denmark
45 mins.
continuous
From: 52,00

Rostock-Gedser

Germany ⇔ Denmark
2 Hours
Up to 10 times per day
From: 134,00

Traveling to Denmark from Germany by car

If you're departing from Germany and need to travel to the Danish mainland, it would make more sense to travel from Germany by public transport or highway. In Germany and Denmark, public transportation functions well, and the roads are excellent and well-maintained. If the ferry needs to be in Sjaelland / Seeland or travel further to Sweden via Denmark, for example, then the ferry could make sense.

FAQ: Denmark from Germany

There are 2 direct ferries connecting Denmark to Germany overseas. Both make sense to use when you're travelling to the Danish region Sjaelland / Seeland from Germany. This is the case when you travel to Copenhagen or further to Sweden from Germany for example.

The quickest ferry to Denmark from Germany is the ferry to Rodby from Puttgarden, this is just 45 mins sailing. The ferry takes you to the Danish Seeland coast from Germany

Yes it is possible to bring your car on the routes to Denmark from Germany. In the reservation process of Scandlines, the company operating these routes, you can select your type of car and make a reservation for your trip. You can aslo travel entirely by car from Germany to Denmark.

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2 Comments
  1. Dont know why I'm putting this but if it were me I'm taking the route that gives me most behind the wheel time it would be a absolute blast to drive the country side there so which ever that would be ,would be the one I take

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