Information for ferry passengers

⇒ The Rostock-Gedser Ferry is a great way to travel between Denmark and Germany
⇒ Book tickets online in advance and save at least €15!


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Enjoy the view, a snack, and a drink on board the Rostock-Gedser ferry.

This ferry, in short.

The Rostock-Gedser ferry connects Germany’s Rostock with Denmark’s Gedser, providing a 2-hour link between the two countries.

This popular ferry service offers multiple daily trips, making it a convenient way to travel to Denmark. You’ll cross the Baltic Sea during the journey, and onboard amenities such as dining and lounges ensure a comfortable experience.

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Why is this ferry the ideal choice?

For those who wish to travel between Germany and Denmark, the Rostock-Gedser is the best option if you arrive from East Germany or want to travel by the A19. This ferry provides a significant advantage on, for example, the Berlin-Copenhagen route, being over half an hour faster than the second-quickest option via Puttgarden and RodbyAdditionally, the Rostock-Gedser ferry requires less driving and allows passengers to enjoy onboard facilities, making the journey even more pleasant.

Continuing travel to Sweden.

Rostock ferry port information

Rostock | More about Rostock

Rostock ferry port stands as a vital ferry gateway on the northern coast of Germany, linking the nation to Denmark, Sweden and various Baltic destinations. Besides Gedser, ferries depart to Trelleborg, Gdynia, Visby and Klaipeda.

We have compiled everything you need to know about the Rostock port here.

For navigation, make sure you travel to Terminal Fähre Rostock-Gedser – 18147 Rostock.

Gedser | More about Gedser

Gedser, nestled on the southern tip of Denmark, (2 hours away from Copenhagen) boasts a highway-styled ferry port that connects Denmark with the German mainland. Gedser is a small town with just 650 inhabitants and has a few restaurants.

Gedser is connected to the rest of the country by a main road and a train station.

If you’re going from Denmark to Sweden, you’ve got a decision to make:

You can go over the Øresund Bridge, a famous toll bridge. It’s one of the longest and most impressive bridges in the world, linking Copenhagen in Denmark with Malmö in Sweden. It’s 16 kilometers long. This bridge is a quick and easy way to get to Sweden, making your journey between the two countries smooth and efficient. (~ EUR 61)

Or, you can take the Helsingor-Helsingborg (or Elsinore) ferry, which goes north of the bridge. It connects Denmark and Sweden and takes about 20 minutes. This route is particularly interesting if you are traveling further along the west coast of Sweden. (~ EUR 59)

Which one you choose depends on what you prefer. The bridge is faster and more efficient, while the ferry might be better if you want a more relaxed trip.

Buy all your journey tickets in a single transaction

You can order tickets for both the Rostock-Gedser ferry and the Øresund Bridge or Helsingor-Helsingborg ferry in a single booking. These are combined tickets and can be booked in a convenient way on the link below.

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Rostock Gedser ferry map


While booking in advance is not obligatory, acquiring tickets at the port incurs an extra fee of around €15. Since the tickets are quite flexible there is no reason for not booking the tickets in advance. Also only online you can find the early booker & low priced tickets that can save you even more.

The ferry route between Rostock (Germany) and Gedser (Denmark) is operated by Scandlines. Same as the route between Puttgarden and Rodby.

You should be present at least 15 minutes before departure.

However for predestrians and for bicycles check-in is no later than 30 minutes before the schedules departure.

Obtaining ferry tickets at the port is also an option. In fact, for pedestrians, this remains the sole method of ticket acquisition. Nonetheless, if you are journeying with a vehicle, securing your ticket online with ample advance notice is advisable. Both purchasing tickets over the phone and at the port will incur an additional fee of €15.
There are two vessels active on this route: M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen, they are both Hybrid vessels operated by Scandlines. The technical stats (Data Sheet) of the vessels can be found here. There is no difference between the two vessels. If you want to see the vessels from the inside be sure to check the User Video’s.
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