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Ferries from Gothenburg to Kiel

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Gothenburg - Kiel Ferry Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel. Traveling by ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel usually takes around 14 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Stena Line ferry can make the trip in 14 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance245 mi (394 km)
Shortest duration14h 30m
Cheapest price$207.29
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceStena Line
Ferry lines1

What ferry companies travel from Gothenburg to Kiel?

There is one ferry company that operates from Gothenburg to Kiel. Stena Line is the only company to provide ferry transportation at the moment. It only operates one ferry trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Stena Line114h 50m$218.35
  • Stena Line

    Stena Line

    Book Stena Line from Gothenburg to Kiel from $201. There are 1 Stena Line schedules from Gothenburg to Kiel and you can expect on average to pay for a Stena Line ticket to Kiel. In Gothenburg, Stena Line departs to Kiel from Ferry Terminal and no other station. In Kiel, Stena Line arrives at Ferry Terminal and no other station.

    An average trip on Stena Line from Gothenburg to Kiel takes 14 hours and 50 minutes , while the fastest available Stena Line trip will get you to Kiel in 14 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Stena Line offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Kiel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all ferry passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the ferry.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the ferry ride?

The ferry usually takes around 14 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 245 miles (394 kilometers) from Gothenburg to Kiel. However, the fastest ferry only takes 14 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the ferry. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day to travel by ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel?

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel is on Friday. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Saturday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Saturday is the way to go.

When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Gothenburg?

There is usually only one ferry per day from Gothenburg to Kiel. Therefore, the 5:00pm ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.

How many ferry departures serve Kiel each day?

City Information

Kiel

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Kiel - DEKIL-1

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Kiel is a port city on the coast of the Baltic Sea, known for its role in WWII as the base of Germany's submarine fleet. Large ferries transport visitors from Scandinavia into the city. So, if you're ready to discover Kiel, start at its harbor. Right on the waterfront, the Kiellinie is a promenade that begins at Schlossgarten and ends at Hindenburgufer. It is filled with sailing clubs, cafes, restaurants, and even a small aquarium.

For more water-based attractions, check out the Kiel Canal, a manufactured canal that runs from the Baltic Sea to the North Sea. In nearby Holtenau, you can watch ships pass through the locks and learn more in a small museum devoted to the canal.

If you want to experience Kiel's history, then the Schiffahrtsmuseum is a must-see. This maritime museum is appropriately located where Kiel's fish market used to be. Paintings, installations, and even ships showcase the city's legacy in the maritime industry.

There is definitely a lot to see, do, and experience in Kiel. To get to the city, you can ride Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, or FlixTrain. There are also a few buses serving the area, such as FlixBus and Sindbad. The nearest airport is about an hour south in Hamburg.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Gothenburg?

Departure stations

Most ferries depart from the main station in Gothenburg.

All ferry stations in Gothenburg:

  • Ferry Terminal

Where does the ferry arrive in Kiel?

Arrival stations

All ferries from Gothenburg arrive at one main station in Kiel.

Ferry stations in Kiel:

  • Ferry Terminal

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