Kalundborg ferry port in Denmark connects you with Ballen in Samso with a choice of up to 21 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Kalundborg to Ballen crossing is from 1 hour 15 minutes and the crossing is operated by SamsøFærgen.
Found in the inside corner of the Kalundborg Fjord, at a point where the peninsulas of Røsnæs and Asnæs meet, is the quiet market town of Kalundborg. This small, Danish settlement on the multi-pronged western coast of Zealand island, is most known as the site of a once fortified medieval district called High Town.
Though most of the ancient walls have been ground down beneath the relentless march of time, plenty of the historic buildings still remain. The 16th Century house of a former minister ranks as one of Europe’s oldest residential buildings, while the exhibits of the Kalundborg museum are found inside a farmhouse that has managed to survive over three centuries. But it is the Church of Our Lady that truly steals the show. This soaring, five-spired church is so adored by the people of Kalundborg that it has become the town’s trademark; a representation of the cross-topped towers featuring heavily on the region’s coat of arms.
The port in Kalundborg is the fulcrum around which the town economy thrives. The bustling facility, recently expanded in 2015, is shaped by a throng of wharfs and shipyards that cap the end of the fjord. The ferry terminal can be found at the centre of the port’s north bank where the harbour runs parallel to the water. It is a relatively modest facility featuring a check-in booth, a small car park, and a handful of lanes for vehicles to queue while they wait for the ferries to moor against the docking ramp.
With the Østre Havnevej highway feeding directly into the ferry departure area, travelling to and from the port is simple. This extensive road route snakes along the entire western edge of Zealand and heads towards the three islands of Falster, Møn and Lolland. Those looking for a more direct passage into the cosmopolitan heart of Denmark can catch a train from the Kalundborg train station found on the port’s doorstep. From here services regularly zip across the pancake-flat fields of the Danish countryside to the capital of Copenhagen just under an hour and a half away on the opposite coast.
Only one ferry route currently operates from the port in Kalundborg a number of times throughout the day. A SamsøFærgen line makes the short journey north-west to the picturesque village of Ballen on the island of Samsø, a route that whisks passengers across the famously busy waters of the Kattegat Strait.
Kalundborg port is located at the end of route 23 (east) and route 22 (south). Once in Kalundborg, follow the signs for the port.
Kalundborg is the terminal station on the western Zealand train line. The train from Copenhagen leaves approx once an hour. The train station is located right next to the port.
Kalundborg Færgehavn, 4400 Kalundborg
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