Puttgarden to Rodby Ferry

The Puttgarden Rodby ferry route connects Germany with Denmark. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Scandlines. The crossing operates up to 48 times each day with sailing durations from around 45 minutes.

Puttgarden Rodby sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Puttgarden - Rodby Ferry Operators

  • Scandlines
    • 48 Sailings Daily 45 min
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Average Puttgarden Rodby Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Puttgarden Rodby route is a car and 2 passengers.

Puttgarden Rodby Ferry reviews


    Well run service with good facilities and ferries are pushed as hybrid but it would help if more details were available.

    'John' travelled Puttgarden Rodby with Scandlines

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  • "Ferry trip on your boat"

    My wife and I were extremely pleased with our ferry trip we had with you in July. It was very clean and the service was excellent. There was also a very friendly atmosphere on the vessel. We certainly would recommend it to our friends. Thank you so very much. Derek Thornley

    'Derek' travelled Puttgarden Rodby with Scandlines

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  • "Effortless travel from Germany to Denmark."

    Very cost effective route/travel from Germany into Denmark (especially for Copenhagen area) avoiding the lug up through Jutland and busy route via the expensive Storebelt Bridge. Exceptionally efficient crew loading and unloading. Crossing is so short that there is barely time to have a snack meal. Would certainly use this route and this booking site again. Booked in advance and took the upgrade option to avoid stress of a missed booking. So glad we did! Arrived early at terminal and asked for next available crossing. "No problem. Goes in 20 minutes". In fact, because of upgrade we were sent straight to priority loading and had barely turned off the engine before we were called forward to board the vessel which was almost ready to depart. We had disembarked in Denmark well before check in time on our original booked crossing!

    'Brian' travelled Puttgarden Rodby with Scandlines

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  • "Ferry crossing"

    Had a very pleasant trip across from Puttgarden to Rodby. However, based on information picked up on board, we made a further trip from Helsinghor across to Sweden, drove down the coast to Malmo, and back across the bridge to Copenhagen, expecting to get the 2 crossings at a reduced rate, but this was not the case, we had to pay full price, being told that the reduction was not available. Can you investigate this & explain why the service advertised was not available. Cannot comment on the quality of catering as we did not use it.

    'Ken' travelled Puttgarden Rodby with Scandlines

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Puttgarden Guide

The German village and harbour of Puttgarden is located on the German island of Fehmarn and is situated on an important shipping route between Germany and Denmark. The 18km wide Fehmarn Belt Strait in the western part of the Baltic Sea separates both countries. Fehmarn island was part of the Danish Duchy of Schleswig from the Middle Ages until 1864. During this period, the Duchy was partitioned in 1544 and formed part of the Duchy of John the Elder. In 1580, when he died without any heirs, Fehmarn became part of the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp. Following the Great Northern War, Fehmarn along with the rest of Schleswig, was united with the Danish Crown. In 1864 Schleswig passed to Prussia as a result of the Second Schleswig War.

Between 1961 and 1963 a train ferry terminal was built in the village, at the same time Fehmarn was connected to the mainland by bridge. Since the completion of the Great Belt Fixed Link in Denmark, the route via Puttgarden has become less used by trains, but the harbour is still used by Scandlines ferries.

A ferry service operates across the strait between Puttgarden and Rodby in Denmark with a crossing time of around 45 minutes.

Rodby Guide

The Danish port town of Rodby is located on the island of Lolland and is perhaps best known for its aqua park and holiday centre, the Lalandia Holiday Centre, which is the town's largest attraction. There are many things to see and do in the park including its Aquadome where visitors can enjoy a tropical climate and the water slides along with a number of other water based activities. There is also a good selection of restaurants, shops, mini golf, a ski slope, ice rink and bowling alley and Monky Tonky Land.

Lolland island is sometimes referred to as the 'pancake island" because of its flat terrain; its highest point is only 25 meters above sea level and is located just outside the village of Horslunde. Historically, sugar beet has been grown in Lolland and is still a major industry, which is evident by the large number of sugar beet fields.

The town is also known for the ferries to Puttgarden in Germany, one of the busiest used ferry routes in Europe, with large ferries departing every 30 minutes nearly round the clock. The town's harbour is located approximately 5 km to the south west of the town.