Ferry to Germany
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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.

Most popular questions

  • Which ferries travel to Germany?

    Ferries to Germany:
    • Gothenburg
    • Trelleborg
    • Liepaja
    • Oslo
    • Gedser
    • Rodby
    • Klaipeda
    • Karlshamn
    • Helsinki
    • Malmo
  • What is the fastest ferry to Germany?

    The fastest ferry crossing to Germany is via the Rodby to Puttgarden route, with a crossing time of approximately 45m.
  • What is the cheapest ferry to Germany?

    The cheapest ferry to Germany is £175 from Malmo to Travemunde. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • What are the ferry ports in Germany?

    Germany Ferry Ports:
    • Kiel
    • Rostock
    • Travemunde
    • Puttgarden
  • Can you take pets on the ferry to Germany?

    Yes, you can bring your pets onboard the ferries. Where pets are allowed on the ferries depends on the ferry company. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Stena Line
    • Color Line
    • Scandlines
    • TT Line
    • Finnlines

Germany reviews

  • "Fantastic crossing with Stena"

    I can recommend this crossing without reservation. The buffet was amazing, the cabins very clean and large.

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  • "Relaxing"

    I got surprised that the ferry went to slowly over the sea, very comfortable. The public areas and the toilets were well cleaned. The offer to rent a cabin to rest was very good, (but we didn’t use it). The only thing I was to change is the prices for the drinks. One bottle of water cost 4.2 euro (40 sek), which made us bring our own water on the way back. We will travel again.

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  • "Stena Lina from Sweden to Rostock, GM"

    The ferry ride was one of the highlights of our nordic-northern Germany vacation. The cabins were comfy and the lounge was large and inviting. The process of loading and unloading was very simple. Best of all, the price was very affordable and resulted in a major cost savings vice another night in a hotel, two more toll bridges and $10/gallon gas in the nordic region that would have been required to drive the same distance.

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  • "good boat "

    Very good, enjoyable trip

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