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).
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!
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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
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.
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
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.
UK ⇔ Netherlands ⇔ Germany ⇔ Sweden
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
Baltics (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) ⇔ Sweden
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.
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.