Gedser ferry port in Denmark connects you with Rostock in Germany with a choice of up to 10 ferry crossings per day. The duration of the Gedser to Rostock crossing is from 1 hour 45 minutes and the crossing is operated by Scandlines.
The port-town of Gedser can boast to be the southernmost town in Denmark, with the small community sitting on the very tip of the curved peninsula that marks the bottom of Falster island. The area is blessed with bucolic beauty. Meadows and farmland stretch towards the horizon in flat swathes of rich greens and browns and the quiet downtown streets are shadowed by the leafy boughs of alder trees.
The port is found at the western edge of town in a manmade inlet of the Baltic Sea sheltered by two, arcing sea-barriers. It is a small facility that consists of nothing more than a few piers and a small shipyard. The ferry terminal is a red-brick building located on the largest of these piers, at the far end of a road that leads directly from the centre of town to the car-park outside the ticket office.
Those driving to the port can travel south along the Gedser Landevej road that traces the western edge of the isle. This route feeds into the major E47 motorway that connects Gedser to the capital city of Copenhagen just over 60 miles away. Buses regular run from the terminal outside the port too, taking passengers to the larger city of Nykøbing Falster found along the banks of the narrow Guldborg Sund waterway.
One ferry service currently operates from Gedser. A Scandlines service makes the short trip over to the town of Rostock on the north-eastern shores of Germany multiple times throughout the day. It’s a route that whisks passengers across a thin section of the chilly Baltic Sea and past the golden statue of Esperanza, a woman who is said to bring hope to those arriving on the German coast.
Take the E45 towards Rødby. Take the exit at junction 44 and turn left for Nykøbing. Continue on the E55 till you reach Nykøbing. In Nykøbing turn left towards Gedser. When you reach Gedser, follow the signs for the ferry port.
The old train station in Gedser is served by one daily departure to and from Copenhagen. The journey takes around 2 hours.
There are a few buses which run between Gedser and Nykøbing Falster, where there are more train connections.
Jernbanevejen 1, 4874 Gedser
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