Kiel to Gothenburg ferry

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Journey Information

There is usually just one ferry option from Kiel to Gothenburg per day. The average ferry journey from Kiel to Gothenburg takes 14 hours and 54 minutes, but some Stena Line ferry trips are as short as 14 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance245 mi (394 km)
Shortest duration14h 30m
Cheapest price€117.35
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceStena Line
Ferry lines1

What ferry companies travel from Kiel to Gothenburg?

There is one ferry company that operates from Kiel to Gothenburg. 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 54m€130.58
  • Book Stena Line from Kiel to Gothenburg from €117. Typically there is one Stena Line schedule per day from Kiel to Gothenburg and you can expect on average to pay for a Stena Line ticket to Gothenburg. In Kiel, Stena Line departs to Gothenburg from Ferry Terminal . In Gothenburg, Stena Line arrives at Ferry Terminal .

    An average trip on Stena Line from Kiel to Gothenburg takes 14 hours and 54 minutes , while the fastest available Stena Line trip will get you to Gothenburg in 14 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Stena Line offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Gothenburg.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ferry usually takes around 14 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 245 miles (394 kilometers) from Kiel to Gothenburg. 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.

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

There is usually only one ferry per day from Kiel to Gothenburg. Therefore, the 17:00 ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.

City Information


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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 Kiel?

Main departure station: Ferry Terminal

Most ferries depart from the main station in Kiel.

All ferry stations in Kiel:

  • Ferry Terminal

Where does the ferry arrive in Gothenburg?

Main arrival station: Ferry Terminal

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

Ferry stations in Gothenburg:

  • Ferry Terminal

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