Travel to Germany by ferry or bridge from Denmark
When you're travelling from Denmark to Germany you can easily make this trip by car or via public transport. There are however some options to get to Germany from Denmark by ferry. If you travel from Copenhagen or somewhere else in the regions Sjaelland / Seeland it will make sense to go via the Rodby-Puttgarden ferry or the Gedser to Rostock crossing
So in short you can either travel from Denmark to Germany
- By a direct ferry, for example from Gedser to Rostock or Rodby-Puttgarden
- By car from Denmark to Germany. Dependent on where you're journey starts you can travel by solely car from Denmark to Germany
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Map with ferry routes to Germany from Denmark
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.
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Option 1: direct ferry to Germany from Denmark
We've already mentioned the crossings from Denmark to Germany before. The crossings from Rodby to Puttgarden and from Gedser to Rostock are the main ferry routes from Denmark to Sweden and both are being operated by Scandlines. Both ferries sail often, the Rodby to Puttgarden route is almost continuously operating while the Gedser to Rostock ferry is sailing 10 times per day.
The quickest ferry from Denmark is the Rodby to Puttgarden route which is around 45 minutes. The Gedser to Rostock crossings takes you about 2 hours.
Which ferry or route would be the best for your trip depends on where you need to be in Germany. The Gedser to Rostock ferry is also a bit more expensive.
Traveling to Germany from Denmark by car
Frequent Asked Question ferries to Germany from Denmark
There are 2 direct ferries from Denmark to Germany. Both make sense to use when you're travelling from the Danish region Sjaelland / Seeland to Germany. This is the case when you travel from Copenhagen to Germany for example.
The quickest ferry from Denmark to Germany is the ferry from Rodby to Puttgarden that takes you from the Danish Seeland coast to Northern Germany in just 45 minutes.
Yes it is possible to bring your car on the routes to 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.