Gothenburg to Kiel ferry

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Journey Information

There is usually just one ferry option from Gothenburg to Kiel per day. The average ferry journey from Gothenburg to Kiel takes 14 hours and 30 minutes, though some ferries might be a few minutes slower or faster.

Distance245 mi (394 km)
Shortest duration14h 30m
Cheapest price€198.96
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 30m€198.96
  • Book Stena Line from Gothenburg to Kiel from €199. Typically there is one Stena Line schedule per day 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 . In Kiel, Stena Line arrives at Ferry Terminal .

    An average trip on Stena Line from Gothenburg to Kiel takes 14 hours and 30 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

The ferry usually takes around 14 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 245 miles (394 kilometers) from Gothenburg to Kiel. 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 Gothenburg to Kiel is on Saturday. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

There is usually only one ferry per day from Gothenburg to Kiel. Therefore, the 18:00 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 Gothenburg?

Main departure station: Ferry Terminal

Most ferries depart from the main station in Gothenburg.

All ferry stations in Gothenburg:

  • Ferry Terminal

Where does the ferry arrive in Kiel?

Main arrival station: Ferry Terminal

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

Ferry stations in Kiel:

  • Ferry Terminal

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