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Ferry to Sweden from Germany

Most booked ferries to Sweden from Germany

Trelleborg-Rostock

Germany ⇔ Sweden
6 Hours
3 times per day
From: 46,00

Trelleborg-Travemünde

Germany ⇔ Sweden
7h 30mins.
Up to 4 Times p/day
From: 46,00

Kiel-Gothenburg

Germany ⇔ Sweden
15h 30 mins.
Once per day
From: 95,00
Fast Ferry
frs

Sassnitz-Trelleborg

Germany ⇔ Sweden
2h 30 mins.
2 times per day
From: 32,00

Travel to Sweden by ferry or bridge(s) from Germany

When you want to travel to Sweden, Germany and Denmark are both pretty good ferry hubs. When you travel from Germany to Sweden by ferry, you have roughly seven ferries to choose from. You can also drive via Denmark and the Oresundsbridge to Malmö, Sweden, if you don't mind staying longer in the car.

If you don't want to spend too much time on a boat, this is an ideal option, and it's probably the fastest driving the whole journey. Nonetheless, it doesn't have the comfort of a ferry journey. When you travel by ferry from, for example, Kiel to Gothenburg, your vacation starts by boarding the ferry.

So, in short you can either travel from Sweden to Germany via the following options 

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Map with ferry routes to Sweden from Germany

This map lets you quickly zoom in and out and figure out the different routes from Germany to Sweden. You can go directly by ferry from Germany to Sweden; you can travel via Denmark and the Sontbridge, or Denmark and then the ferry. 

Crossing to Sweden is possible by car since there are a lot of bridges, and in almost all cases, you can bring your vehicle on the ferry. However, in a lot of instances the ferry is the better choice when it comes to comfort and entertainment.

Timetable, availability, and compare prices

Our online booking module makes it easy to find and book your desired ferry crossing. 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!

Travel tip: compare prices for the ferry to Sweden from Germany

The prices for the ferries rise sharply as the boats fill up. Especially during peak season, the ferries and parking decks fill up quickly. Therefore, book far in advance and avoid high costs. But as there are various routes and a lot of competition on the crossings to Sweden you can probably save a bit of money if you compare the various prices. Stena Line, which sails on the Kiel-Gothenburg connection, has a low fare calendar which can help find the best dates and prices.

Option 1: direct ferry to Sweden from Germany

When you leave Germany, most of the departure ports are somewhat close to each other. So it makes the most sense to look at where you have to be in Sweden and the different options to sail or drive to your location costs. There is a direct ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg; this is an excellent option if you enjoy being on a ferry and don't mind spending a night onboard. 

There are also ferries departing from Travemunde to Malmo and Trelleborg if you need to be more in the Southern regions of Sweden. There was also a ferry to Stockholm from Rostock, which is currently on hold. 

Onboard the ships are entertainment, restaurants, kids' play centers, and more to make your trip enjoyable. 

There is plenty of choices, and you can travel to the cities of Ystad, Gothenborg, Malmo, and Trelleborg directly by ferry to Germany.

Germany ⇔ Sweden

On hold
Hansa destinations

Rostock-Stockholm

Germany ⇔ Sweden
18 Hours
3 times per week
From: 55,00
On hold
frs

Sassnitz-Ystad

Germany ⇔ Sweden
2h 30 mins.
Once per day
From: 30,00
Fast Ferry
frs

Sassnitz-Trelleborg

Germany ⇔ Sweden
2h 30 mins.
2 times per day
From: 32,00

Trelleborg-Rostock

Germany ⇔ Sweden
6 Hours
3 times per day
From: 46,00

Kiel-Gothenburg

Germany ⇔ Sweden
15h 30 mins.
Once per day
From: 95,00

Travemünde-Malmö

Germany ⇔ Sweden
9 hours
Up to 3 times p/day
From: 30,00

Trelleborg-Travemünde

Germany ⇔ Sweden
7h 30mins.
Up to 4 Times p/day
From: 46,00

Option 2: Travelling from Germany to Sweden via Denmark

Option 2 is to travel from Germany to Sweden via Denmark. You can travel this route by car from Germany to Denmark first and then from Denmark to Sweden by either bridge (Oresundbridge / Sontbridge) to Sweden or by one of the ferries from Denmark to Sweden. 

Sweden ⇔ Denmark

Popular
Forsea

Helsingor-Helsingborg

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
20 Minutes
continuous
From: 33,00

Oresund Bridge Copenhagen Malmo

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
19 minutes
continuous
From: 63,00

Ystad-Rønne

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
1h 20mins.
Up to 7 Times p/day
From: 13,00

Frederikshavn-Göteborg

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
3h 15 mins
Up to 7 Times p/day
From: 63,00

Grenaa-Halmstad

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
4h 30 mins.
Up to 2 Times p/day
From: 63,00

Option 3 Driving to Sweden from Germany (via Denmark)

It is even possible to travel to Sweden from Germany by car via the Great Belt Bridge heading to Copenhagen and then from Copenhagen via the Sontbridge to Malmö (Sontbridge) and then take the ferry from Denmark to Germany. Or you can travel from Puttgarden to Rodby and later take the bridge from Copenhagen to Malmö.

1 Scandlines

Rostock-Gedser

If you’re looking for a swift and scenic way to sail from Germany to Denmark, hop on board the Scandlines ferry from Rostock to Gedser. In just two hours, you’ll glide across the Baltic Sea and arrive at your destination, ready to explore the wonders of Scandinavia.
From: 134,00
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Popular 2 Scandlines

Puttgarden-Rodby

The shortest crossing between Denmark and Germany is the Puttgarden-Rodby connection. The ferry to Rodby only takes 45 minutes, and upon arrival, you can easily continue your journey.

From: 52,00
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Frequent Asked Question ferries to Sweden from Germany

If you travel from Germany or somewhere else in Europe to Sweden than Germany is one of the best ferry hubs for Sweden. From Germany 7 ferries are sailing directly to Sweden. Amongst them the popular connections from Kiel to Gothenburg, Sassnitz to Ystad, Travemunde-Trelleborg and more. 

On almost all ferries to Sweden from Germany you can bring your car, if you book well in advance and acquired a spot on the parking deck in your reservation. You can even drive to Sweden from Germany (via Denmark). Then you make the crossing via the Sontbridge which connects Kopenhagen to Malmo.

The ferries leaving from Sassnitz (Northern Germany) and are heading for Ystad and Trelleborg in Southern Sweden are among the quickest connections between the two countries. Via these routes you can be from Germany to Sweden in just 2 hours.

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