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Destination(s) Germany, Norway
Operated by Color Line
Sailings 7 times per week
Distance 386 miles, 620 km
Duration 20 Hours
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There is a daily ferry from Kiel, Germany, to Oslo. This is a night crossing and a popular choice due to the considerable distance the ferry travels.

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Ferry crossing from Kiel to Oslo

The ferry from Kiel to Oslo is a luxurious cruise ferry. The boat is equipped with extra entertainment and comfort to make the crossing even more fun. This crossing can therefore also be booked as a mini-cruise for two days. The stay in Oslo in this option is different but very short.

This ferry crossing is a frequently used ferry service for travelers to Norway. It is (often a cheaper) alternative to the ferry to Norway that departs from Eemshaven in the Netherlands.

On this page, you will find a lot of information and tips about this ferry service.

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Tickets can be easily booked at DFDS

Route from The Netherlands to Kiel and Oslo

From the Netherlands, the harbor of Kiel can be reached in a 10-hour drive (930 km from the center of the Netherlands).  after you reach Kiel you can board in the evening and you will be in Oslo the next day. This crossing is a night crossing where you check in at 9.15 pm and depart at 11.45 pm.

Timetable Kiel – Oslo

The ferries between Oslo and Kiel have a fixed timetable. The ships Color Magic and Color Fantasy both return and depart from both Kiel and Oslo at 14:00.

Departure and arrival times±

  • From Kiel to Oslo: 14:00-10:00
  • From Oslo to Kiel: 14:00-10:00
Color magic Kiel

Color Magic Kiel is a real Cruise experience on a ferry

Departure, sailing time & arrival

How long in advance do you have to be present?
Passengers traveling with a vehicle must be present at the terminal two hours in advance. Foot passengers must be present at least 60 minutes before departure. The check-in counters close at least 15 minutes before the boat departs. Passengers taking a mini cruise from Kiel can use this 15 minutes as the latest check-in time in Oslo.

Address Color Line Terminal Kiev

Color Line Terminal Norwegenkai 24143 Kiel/Garden

Duration: Kiel – Oslo
The ferry from Kiel to Oslo and vice versa is a cruiseferry and it takes around 20 hours to make the crossing.

Address Colorline Terminal Oslo

PB 1422, Vika
N-0115 Oslo

Ferry Kiel-Oslo costs


This crossing of Color Line is not cheap, but we cover quite a distance. In addition, this crossing is a night trip, which saves you costs on accommodation. So you do get value for money. Comparable crossings such as Eemshaven-Kristiansand can be even more expensive.

Rates one-way crossing Kiel – Oslo

  • The starting price for a 2 persons 1-passenger car is €414.
  • The starting price for 2 persons without transport is €264,-

About Norway

Norway has a lot to offer: from the Northern lights to the midnight sun and from the Fjords, to the mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and national parks. Next to the various nature experiences Norway also has a lot of vibrant cities where there is a lot to do and see. From Bergen to Oslo, and Tromso to the Lofoten, from road trips to culture, Norway is a must-see vacation destination. On our blog we will highlight the best places to visit and travel tips in the near future.

Frequently Asked Questions Kiel-Oslo ferry

There are a number of questions that are often asked about this crossing:

Which ferry companies operate between Kiel and Oslo

Currently, this route is only sailed by the shipping company Color Line.

What are good alternatives for this crossing?

The easiest crossing to Norway is from Eemshaven to Kristiansand. A good alternative for this crossing to Oslo is the ferry between Kiel and Gothenburg, or from Copenhagen and/or Frederikshavn to Oslo. That crossing is faster, but from the Swedish city, it is also a bit of a journey to Norway.

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