Gothenburg to Kiel Ferry

The Gothenburg Kiel ferry route connects Sweden with Germany. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Stena Line. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 14 hours 30 minutes.

Gothenburg Kiel sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Gothenburg - Kiel Ferry Operators

  • Stena Line
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 14 hr 30 min
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Gothenburg Kiel Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Gothenburg Kiel route is a car and 2 passengers.

Gothenburg Kiel Ferry reviews

  • "great alternative way of getting to Germany"

    We found this being a great way to get to Germany during the night so that we could sleep and start our journey the morning after well rested. Nice trip.

    'Anonymous' travelled Gothenburg Kiel with Stena Line on Stena Scandinavica

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  • "Apart From The Price"

    This was a good experience, the ship was on time, clean, comfortable & friendly. The food was great, steak I had was first rate as was the buffet breakfast. I was traveling with a car & caravan it was all good but I think the price was too high.

    'Mike54' travelled Gothenburg Kiel with Stena Line on Stena Scandinavica

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  • "Very good"

    Our crossing went great. All was really good on board, well organised and great staff.

    'Miguel' travelled Gothenburg Kiel with Stena Line on Stena Germanica

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  • "Trip with a camper and 2 adults from Borlänge"

    Very enjoyable crossing and it was nice to have the opportunity to rest instead of driving. Was well rested by arrival time and able to continue down through Germany.

    'Siw' travelled Gothenburg Kiel with Stena Line on Stena Scandinavica

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Gothenburg Guide

The Swedish city of Gothenburg is located on the west coast of Sweden and lies around midway between the cities of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Norwegian city of Oslo. The city's strategic location at the mouth of the River Gota Alv, which then flows into Kattegatt, part of the North Sea, has been instrumental in its development as a trading city. The city's rich industrial and cultural heritage is well known and is home to some of the largest events in Scandinavia. The International Film Festival has been held in Gothenburg every year since 1979 and so too has the Way Out West and Metaltown music festivals. Gothenburg is also the home city of Volvo, the car maker, that was founded in 1927. Additionally, Gothenburg is also home to the University of Gothenburg and the Chalmers University of Technology.

Gothenburg's port, the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, has ferry services departing from it towards Frederikshavn in Denmark, Kristiansand in Norway, Kiel in Germany and Newcastle in the UK. When arriving by boat, visitors will see the spectacular waterfront before them and will enjoy the convenience of disembarking in the city centre.

Kiel Guide

The city of Kiel is located in the north of Germany and lies on the Baltic Sea coast, to the south east of the Jutland Peninsular. Situated around 90 km to the north of the city of Hamburg, Kiel is a major maritime hub in Germany and has been one of the traditional homes of the German Navy's Baltic Sea Fleet. The city is also a major centre of high tech shipbuilding and an important transport hub as a result of its location on the Kiel Fjord and the busiest waterway in the world, the Kiel Canal.

Visitors to Kiel will find a number of interesting museums that focus on topics such as zoological, geological, historical, fine art, industrial and the military. Notable is the Stadt- und Schifffahrtsmuseum Warleberger Hof (City and Maritime Museum), which belongs to the association museen am meer.

A number of passenger ferries to Sweden, Norway, Russia, and other countries operate from the city's harbour. Today, Kiel harbour is an important port of call for cruise ships touring the Baltic Sea.