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Ferry to Sweden

Most booked ferries to and from Sweden

Oresund Bridge Copenhagen Malmo

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
19 minutes
continuous
From: 63,00

Kiel-Gothenburg

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

Helsingor-Helsingborg

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
20 Minutes
continuous
From: 33,00

Trelleborg-Travemünde

Germany ⇔ Sweden
7h 30mins.
Up to 4 times per day
From: 46,00

How to get to Sweden by ferry

If you want to travel to Sweden with your own vehicle, the ferry to Sweden is a convenient and fun way to travel. You can get there in multiple ways. We'll explain all possibilities on this page.

Scandlines' combi tickets are currently one of the most popular options. With this option, you first take the ferry from Puttgarden (Germany) to Rodby (Denmark), and then from Rodby, you'll drive along via the Sont-bridge. This ferry and the Oresund Bridge combination tickets let you pass through Denmark as cheaply as possible.

Other options for traveling by Sweden are with the ferry to Malmö, Gothenborg, Ystad, Halmstad, Stockholm, or the shortest very popular ferry Helsingor-Helsingborg.

Whatever you choose: these crossings are a fun and relaxing part of the journey.

If you're traveling from Germany, The UK, or other countries on the European mainland taking a cruise or overnight ferry is something we can recommend. Your vacation will already start when boarding the ferry. 

With onboard entertainment like a casino, bars, restaurants, and kids' play rooms you'll have a fun and comforting start to your trip toward Sweden. For the other way around (traveling from Sweden to Germany or Denmark) the same applies of course

We'll explain all options and you can use our unique ferry map.

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Map with all ferry routes to Sweden

There are several ways to travel to Sweden by ferry. You can travel to Sweden by ferry from the Baltics, Denmark, and Germany for example. It is also possible to take the ferry from Germany to Denmark and drive via the Sontbridge to Sweden (Malmö).

The bright orange routes in the ferry map are active crossings to Sweden at the moment – the barely visible routes are currently on hold or just stopped working.

Combi Tickets

When you travel all the way to Sweden from for instance Germany there are combi tickets available that combine ferries and/or toll roads. Those tickets are provided by Scandlines.

Ferry from Denmark to Sweden

There are several options if you want to travel from Denmark to Sweden. There are multiple ferries, but also the bridge to Malmo is a popular choice. The Helsingor-Helsingborg ferry is a cheap and short alternative (20 min) to the toll bridge.

One of the most well-known connections is the ferry between Frederikshavn and Göteborg, operated by DFDS. Ideal when you want to drive a big part of the journey, board the ferry from Northern Denmark, and start your trip in Göteborg.

A ferry leaving more centrally in Denmark is de Grenaa to Halmstad connection. From and to the Southern part of Sweden, the Sontbridge is your most logical choice when traveling through Denmark.

If you want to travel to the Danish island Rønne, you can do this from Ystad in Sweden.

Denmark ⇔ Sweden

Popular
Forsea

Helsingor-Helsingborg

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
20 Minutes
continuous
From: 33,00

Oresund Bridge Copenhagen Malmo

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
19 minutes
continuous
From: 63,00

Frederikshavn-Göteborg

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
3h 15 mins
Up to 7 times per day
From: 63,00

Ystad-Rønne

Denmark ⇔ Sweden
1h 20mins.
Up to 7 times per day
From: 13,00
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Via the ferry and Sont-bridge to Sweden

Perhaps the most popular way to travel to Sweden is by the shortest route: First the boat Puttgarden-Rødby and then you can travel from Denmark to Sweden via the Sont-bridge. And finally from  Copenhagen to Malmö.

Oresund Bridge to Sweden

Since 2000 it has been possible to travel to Sweden by car over the Oresund Bridge, also known as the Öresundsbron or Öresundsbridge. This road connection has been built between Copenhagen and Malmö. The ideal way to get here is to first take the ferry (45 minutes) to the island of Sjælland where Copenhagen is located. If you're traveling from Germany this can be done by ferry: Puttgarden-Rødby.

The 16-kilometer-long road consists of a tunnel and a bridge section of almost 8 kilometers. At the bottom of the road section, there is also a railroad connection between Denmark and Sweden. The toll for this bridge is quite high, but that saves you some time compared to the ferry.

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Oresund Bridge Copenhagen Malmo

The bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö is a popular connection for travelers heading to Sweden by car. The Copenhagen Malmo Bridge (Oresund Bug) is fast, but not cheap. View here what the bridge costs, how to get there, why you should especially look at Scandlines combi tickets and what the cheaper alternatives are.
From: 63,00
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The cheap alternative to the bridge to Sweden

There is a short ferry/ferry service between Denmark and Sweden (from Helsingør to Helsingborg). This is usually a lot cheaper than the toll for the bridge:

Ferry from Germany to Sweden

One of the best and most popular crossings to Sweden is the Stenaline boat from Kiel to Göteborg. This route takes you far to the north where you can also find many beautiful routes through the rougher Swedish landscape; A popular crossing for people with a camper! With this crossing, you can also easily combine a holiday in Sweden and Norway. 

Other options to travel from Germany to Sweden are via the German harbors of Travemünde and Rostock to Trelleborg and Malmö

Germany ⇔ Sweden

On hold
frs

Sassnitz-Ystad

Germany ⇔ Sweden
2h 30 mins.
Once per day
From: 30,00
On hold
Hansa destinations

Rostock-Stockholm

Germany ⇔ Sweden
18 Hours
Up to 3 times per week
From: 55,00

Kiel-Gothenburg

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

Sassnitz-Trelleborg

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

Ferries depart from the German ports of Travemünde (near Lubeck), Rostock and Sassnitz that allow you to travel to southern Sweden in half a day.

Ferry from The UK to Sweden

If you want to travel from the UK to Sweden or vice versa, you will either need to travel via Denmark or Germany. To get to Germany or Denmark you first have to take the ferry to the Netherlands or France and travel from there to Germany or Denmark for the ferry to Sweden.

There is no direct ferry connection between the UK and Sweden. Depending on your destination, you can choose one of the ferry connections shown on the map to travel to or from Sweden. 

 

There are ferries leaving from Denmark and Germany to Göteborg, Malmö, Trelleborg, and Stockholm so depending on your destination you can make your choice of a ferry. 

We can recommend taking the ferry as it is a comfortable way of traveling and there is plenty to do onboard the ferries.

UK ⇔ Netherlands ⇔ Germany ⇔ Sweden

Popular
p-o ferries

Hull-Rotterdam

UK ⇔ Holland
11h 30 mins.
Once per day
From: 164,00
Popular
stenaline ferry

Harwich Hook of Holland

UK ⇔ Holland
6h 30 mins.
Up to 2 times per day
From: 76,00
Popular
dfds seaways ferry

Newcastle-Amsterdam

UK ⇔ Holland
17 hours
Once per day
From: 56,00

Ferry from Poland to Sweden

You can also travel directly from the Poland to Sweden via the Karlskrona-Gdynia route. The crossing between Gdynia and Karlskrona takes you in just 10 to 11 hours from Poland to Sweden and vice versa with one of the vessels of Stena Line. Next to Gdynia Karlskrona there are the routes from Gdansk to Nynashamn and from Swinoujscie to Trelleborg

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Karlskrona-Gdynia

Looking for a ferry to Sweden or Poland? There is a direct connection between Gdynia and Karlskrona. On this route you'll be sailing with Stena Line from Northern Poland to Sweden. The duration of your sailing is approximately 10,5 hours.
From: 70,00
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Gdansk-Nynashamn

Polferries sails 7 times per week on an 18 hour crossing between Sweden and Poland on the route from Gdansk to Nynashamn.
From: 120,00
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Świnoujście-Trelleborg

This TT line ferry takes you from Poland to Sweden in just 6,5 hours. The Świnoujście-Trelleborg crossing is operated by TT line with 10 weekly crossings over 177 km.
From: 105,00
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Ferry from the Baltics to Sweden

There are also leaving ferries from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to Sweden. From Tallinn, Klaipeda, Paldiski and Ventspils, ferries leave for Sweden daily.

Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) ⇔ Sweden

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Paldiski-Kapellskär

The route Paldiski – Kapellskar is currently sailed by the shipping company DFDS and sails 8 times during the week, so once every day and twice on Sunday or Monday. For the latest information, ranging from departure times to ticket prices, please visit this page
From: 67,00
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Stockholm-Tallinn

The ferry from Tallinn to Stockholm sails up to 10 times per week, the most active operators on this route from Sweden to Estonia are Tallink Silja Line and Viking Line.
From: 482,00
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3 dfds seaways ferry

Karlshamn-Klaipeda

All about DFDS's daily overnight crossings in both directions between Klaipeda and Karlshamn, Sweden and Lithuania.
From: 95,00
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Trelleborg-Klaipeda

This TT line ferry takes you from Sweden to Lithuania via the Trelleborg to Klaipeda connection. In about 16,5 hours you'll be crossing 540 km over the Baltic sea to either Sweden or Lithuania.
From: 95,00
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Nynäshamn-Ventspils

Looking for a ferry to Sweden or Latvia? Then the crossing between Ventspils and Nynashamn is an ideal crossing. This route is being operated by Stena Line and takes you from Sweden to Latvia and vice versa in just 7.5 hours.
From: 70,00
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Timetable, availability, and compare prices

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

Traveling to and staying in Sweden

Sweden is a country with incredible scenery and impressive nature with countless lakes. Not only nature lovers will enjoy Sweden; with cities such as Stockholm, Göteborg, and the picturesque harbor city of Malmö, Sweden is also an ideal destination for a city trip.

Stockholm - Sweden

Stockholm; the Capital of Sweden

Wild camping is popular in Sweden, so going to Sweden and bringing your camper or caravan by ferry is also a good idea.

Frequently Asked Questions: Sweden

The ferry companies that you see most often when you book a ferry trip in Sweden are: Stena Line, Bornhomslinjen, TT Line and Colorline.

The cheapest way is to get there by car from Denmark via the bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö.

If you're only thinking about the cost to get there by ferry: you can book tickets from the North of Denmark for € 100,- and the longer the ferry line is the more this will cost you.

Keep in mind though that Sweden is an expensive country.

Yes, it is usually possible to take the dog on board the boat to Sweden. On the longer crossings, kennels can often be booked or the dog is allowed in the cabin. On short crossings, the four-legged friend can remain in the car. There are some formalities. For example, the dog must have an animal passport, a microchip, timely rabies vaccination, and treatment against tapeworm.

If this is not followed, there is a risk that the dog, cat, or ferret will have to be quarantined for four weeks. More info regarding bringing pets on ferries.

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3 Comments
  1. I know that you can bring a dog on board, but are you also allowed to bring a cat (in a transport carrier for pets)?

    • Hi Elisza,

      Good question, if you travel to Sweden this is possible with ALL operators. If you put your cat in the transport carrier I think you can even travel on all possible routes in Europe. Let's just hope you don't have a cat the size of a Lynx, since then it would be difficult =)

      Happy travel to Sweden!

  2. After seeing the question on animals, How does bag work I have never travelled by Ferry what are the allowances?

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