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Ferry to Germany from Denmark

Most booked ferries & routes from Denmark to Germany

Rostock-Gedser

Germany ā‡” Denmark
2 Hours
Up to 10 times per day
From: 134,00
Popular
Scandlines

Puttgarden-Rodby

Germany ā‡” Denmark
45 mins.
continuous
From: 52,00

Travel to Germany by ferry or bridge from Denmark

You can easily make this trip by car or public transport when you're traveling from Denmark to Germany. 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 sole 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.

Travel tip: Scandlines combi tickets

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

Timetable, availability, and compare prices

Our online booking module makes it easy to find and book your desired ferry crossing to Germany from Denmark. All you have to do is enter your departure port, destination, and travel dates. The system will show you the best routes and possible alternatives. You can then choose the ferry that best suits your needs and budget. Have a great trip!

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 Scandlines is operating both. Both ferries sail often. The Rodby to Puttgarden route is almost continuously operating, while the Gedser to Rostock ferry ships ten times daily.

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.

Denmark ā‡” Germany

Rostock-Gedser

Germany ā‡” Denmark
2 Hours
Up to 10 times per day
From: 134,00
Popular
Scandlines

Puttgarden-Rodby

Germany ā‡” Denmark
45 mins.
continuous
From: 52,00

Traveling to Germany from Denmark by car

If you're departing from the Danish mainland, in almost all cases it will make more sense to travel to Germany by public transport or highway. In Germany and Denmark, public transportation functions well and the roads are excellent and well-maintained.

Frequent Asked Question ferries to Germany from Denmark

There are two 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.Ā 

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.Ā 

Both countries are in the Schengen Zone and in the EU. For these reasons, an ID is enough to travel from one country to another. The ferry operators however always recommend traveling with a passport. Read more about these rules: Germany/Denmark ferry ID requirements.

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2 Comments
  1. Do I need to book in advance to take the Puttgarden ferry to germany in Agust or can I purchace tickets the day itself at the ferry

    • Hi Suzanne,

      It's a bit more expensive and a bit more work to book it at the ferry, through Scandlines you can easily book ‘flexible' tickets, that's what most travelers from The Netherlands of Belgium do.

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