Kiel ferry port in Germany is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Gothenburg, Oslo & Klaipeda available. With a selection of up to 27 Sailings Weekly, the port of Kiel connects Germany with Sweden, Norway & Lithuania.
Sailing durations range from 14 hours 30 minutes on the Gothenburg service to 21 hours on the Klaipeda service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Kiel fare search.
Kiel is a city in northern Germany and the capital of the Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein.
The founder of the city, Count Adolf IV of Schauenburg, saw the exquisite potential offered by the water's edge location at first glance. In 1233, he built his 'Holstenstadt tom Kyle' - today's Kiel - on the peninsula of an arm of the Firth. In 1242, it was established as a city. Nevertheless, from the 14th century, the aristocracy made Kiel into a capital market of significance from the Skagerrak to the Elbe with the annual 'Kieler Umschlag' market. Today, business people in Kiel recall this event with a fun fair every February. A significant boost to the city came with the university, which was founded in 1665. Named after Duke Christian Albrecht, the university made a sustained contribution to the intellectual climate prevailing in the city. The Russian Tsar Peter III was born in Kiel Castle.
For the Color Line terminal, follow B76/Theodor-Heuss-Ring towards Norwegenkai/Fähren (Ferry). After about 3km head towards Norwegenkai/Fähren into Sörenstraße and then on to Werftstraße. After about 1.5km turn left towards Norwegenkai.
For the DFDS Lisco terminal, from Hamburg drive towards Flensburg via the A7 highway. At the highway triangle Bordesholm, from A7 head towards A215 Blumenthal/Kiel. Follow the road signs for Ostuferhafen/Klaipeda to highway exit A215. From this point on, follow the road signs.
There are train connections between most of Germany and the Central Railway Station in Kiel.
Norwegenkai, 24143 Kiel-Gaarden, Postfach 2646, 24025 Kiel
Ostuferhafen 15, 24149 Kiel
Schwedenkai 1, 24103 Kiel
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