Ferry to Germany
As the largest country in central Europe, Germany has a wealth of vibrant cities along with some remarkable landscapes in the more pastoral regions bordering the Alps. Direct Ferries provide the easiest way of booking ferries to Germany by allowing you to find the cheapest tickets available.
With its convenient location in the Baltic Sea, Germany is the perfect gateway to much of mainland Europe with ferries arriving from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Russia. The ports of Kiel, Rostock and Travemunde are the more popular destinations and can be reached from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Norway.
There are 5 popular ferry operators for Germany. Scandlines offer up to 55 daily crossings, Stena Line offer 6 daily crossings, TT-Line also offer 6 daily crossings, Finnlines offer 3 daily crossings and DFDS offer 7 weekly crossings throughout the entire year.
If you're travelling from the UK to Germany, as the direct link from Harwich to Cuxhaven ceased many years ago, you'll need to travel via France, Belgium or Holland and drive across. Those getting a ferry from Hull to Hamburg can alternatively travel from Hull to Rotterdam and drive across the border.
Whether the country is your final destination or you’re just passing through, all of Germany's major towns and cities are well connected by major infrastructure and offer many options for onward travel. The German motorway network covers some 12,000 kilometres ranking it among the most dense and longest motorway systems in the world.
Are there ferries from the UK to Germany?
There are no longer ferries from the UK to Germany. If you're travelling from the UK to Germany, as the direct link from Harwich to Cuxhaven ceased many years ago, you'll need to travel via France, Belgium or Holland and drive across.
Which ferries go to Germany?
Ferries to Germany sail from Sweden, Lithuania, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Lativa and domestic routes within Germany.
How long is the ferry to Germany?
Ferries to Germany can take between 1 and 30 hours depending on the route. The quickest ferry crossing is Rodby, Denmark to Puttgarden Ferry, Germany. This route takes approximately 45 minutes and is operated by Scandlines with 45 daily sailings.