Ferry connections from and to Rostock
Every year many Rostock residents and tourists take advantage of the ferry connections across the Baltic Sea for an excursion to Scandinavia and the Baltic countries. All ferries enable a crossing with one’s own car. Plan a short trip by car to Copenhagen, a city with many cultural offers and culinary specialities. Or how would a tour of discovery to South Sweden be? Even the crossing by ferry is a very special experience. Here we will provide you with information about ferries, crossing times, schedules and check-in procedures.
Ferries in Rostock - The gateway to northern and eastern europe
Rostock is not only a starting point for eventful cruises to Northern Europe or on the Baltic Sea, but also an important ferry harbour. Up to 17 crossings daily bring passengers and vehicles to Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Whether you are travelling as a family, in a group or as a couple – thanks to the well-developed connections you can take unforgettable day excursions or short trips from Rostock to Scandinavia. But the voyage is often the prelude to an extended holiday in Northern Europe, for example in Norway.
By ferry from Rostock to Scandinavia
The shipping companies Stena Line and TTLine offer several daily connections to Trelleborg, the southernmost town in Sweden. Anyone who would like to give away as little precious holiday time as possible takes the night ferry. During your stroll through Trelleborg, which incidentally has one of the largest cargo ports in Sweden, you can reach the old Market Square as well as the remnants of a partially reconstructed Viking castle that is over 1,000 years old. But many travellers also ride further by bus to Malmö or via the Öresund Bridge to the Danish capital Copenhagen, which is about a two-hour drive away. In the meantime, ferries operated by Scandlines link Rostock with Gedser in southern Denmark. This lively harbour town features a lighthouse from which you can enjoy a view of the northern German coast in good weather. In addition, 25 kilometres of beautiful sand beach attract visitors. You can also take a side trip to Finland and Helsinki with the ships from Finnlines. Helsinki – Finland’s undisputed economic and cultural centre – is a lovely major city of manageable dimensions. You should not miss out on a visit to the largest sea fortress in Scandinavia: here you will find the UNESCO World Heritage site Suomenlinna, which is located directly at the harbour. Also worth seeing is the Uspenski Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church outside of Russia. But perhaps you will also have only a stopover in Helsinki, in order to travel further by ship to Saint Petersburg or the Estonian capital Tallinn. You can also reach Stockholm overnight by ship!
Practical information for ferry passengers
How to reach the Rostock harbour: if you are arriving by car, leave the A19 motorway and follow the signage. Anyone who is underway with public means of transport will depart from the Rostock main railway station with the city railway (SBahn) to Warnemünde, in order to transfer to a bus from the Line 45 in the district Lütten Klein. This will bring you to the stop “Seehafen Fähre” (“Seaport Ferry”), which is located right next to the ferry centre. Alternatively, you can use the bus Line 49 from the Hauptbahnhof Süd (Main Railway Station South) or on weekdays you can ride from Dierkower Kreuz with Line 19 to the “Seehafen Fähre” station. A restaurant and a bistro ensure a pleasant stay on the grounds of the Rostock harbour. You will also find a currency exchange office there. You can obtain more detailed information regarding prices and departure times from our booking partners. With these partners you can also conveniently book your tickets online from at home