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Destination(s) 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇸🇪 Sweden
Sailings Once per day
Duration 15h 30 mins.
Distance 361 miles, 580 km
Operated by Stena Line
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 451
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The Kiel–Göteborg ferry sails once per day between Sweden and Germany. It takes about 9 hours to travel to Gothenburg or Kiel with this comfortable crossing. The ferry service is operated by Stena Line.

Product is rated as #3 in category Germany

Ferry to Gothenburg and Kiel

The ferry to Gothenburg and Kiel is a night trip operated by Stena Line. It is a popular crossing because it covers a considerable distance between Sweden and Germany. This allows you to skip a long drive with the car. On board, you will find a lot of entertainment, so you do not have to be bored for a moment.

Stena Germanica in port of Gothenburg
Stena Germanica – the ferry on the Kiel-Gothenburg route.

On this page you will find information and tips about this ferry service from Stena Line.

Ferry route map Kiel – Gothenborg

Gothenburg – Kiel costs

You can save a lot on the costs of this crossing by carefully figuring out what the offers and current promotions are. You have a cruise discount (back the next day), a discount for a visit under 72 hours, and you can save on your cabin. There are often other good rates to be found.

The rates for the crossing can be viewed in the Stena Line booking module, where you can also easily see how you can save by choosing another day.

If you want to travel by ferry to If you're going to travel by ferry to Gothenburg or Kiel, you can expect the following prices:

  • The lowest possible price for one adult €51 for a one-way ticket
  • Two persons with one car during peak season: €451 for a one-way ticket 🛈
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Availability and prices

Ferry prices depend on the season and crowds. View the current prices in the booking engine

Älvsborgbride Göteborg
Älvsborgbridge from the ferry


Stena Line sails once daily on this route from both directions. Below is an overview of the Göteborg and Kiel departure times. Please note that these times can always change, and accurate information can be found in the booking module and on the ferry company's website.

Ferry to Gothenburg from Kiel

  • From Kiel, the boat departs daily at 06.45 pm to Gothenburg. You must be on board at least half an hour in advance.
  • You will arrive in Sweden early the next morning at 09.15.

Ferry to Kiel from Göteborg

  • From Göteborg, the boat departs daily at 06.45 pm to Gothenburg. You must be on board at least half an hour in advance.
  • You will arrive in Germany early the next morning at 09.15.

On board the ferry

Stena Line sails on this route with the boats Germanica and Scandinavica. On board, you will find sufficient facilities and entertainment for an unforgettable crossing.

Stena Germanica Kiel - Goteborg
Sundeck on the Stena Germanica

This (and more) can be expected on the ferry:

  • casual dining
  • buffet
  • a la carte dining
  • bar
  • deck bar

  • shop
  • perfume shop
  • liquor store
  • lounge

  • 4 types of cabins
  • nightclub
  • casino
  • free WIFI

Port information

To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when you arrive.

Gothenburg port address

Arriving in Gothenburg
Göteborg terminal address:
Elof Lindälvs gata 11 Göteborg

Kiel port address

Stena Line Schwedenkai in Kiel, Germany
Kiel terminal address:
Schwedenkai 1, 24103 Kiel, Germany

Frequently Asked Questions for the Gothenburg-Kiel crossing

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Gothenburg and Kiel is currently operated by: Stenaline.

How long does the crossing take?

The distance covered by the ferry between Gothenburg and Kiel is approximately 577 km (as the crow flies). The travel time of the ferry is around: 15,5 hours.

How often does the ferry go?

The ferries sail around one time per day back and forth between Kiel and Göteborg.

Can I bring my pet on board?

Yes, almost on all ferry routes you can bring your pet (dogs, cats and ferrets). On short crossings they stay in the vehicle and on longer crossings are often kennels available or special cabins where you can bring your pet. Keep in mind that countries often have special rules for pets that are taken across borders.

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Experience on this ferry
Very nice way to travel to Sweden! Boarding is fast, so you can fully enjoy the trip itself. The restaurant is nice, the bar is fun (live music & a quiz) and the rooms are quite comfortable.

It's lovely to spend some time on the roof, definitely during departure and arrival time. On the way back, earplugs would have been useful as the vibration of the boat created some noise.

Overall a very nice and even romantic way to travel between Germany & Sweden!