Kiel to Gothenburg Ferry

The Kiel Gothenburg ferry route connects Germany with Sweden. 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.

Kiel Gothenburg 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.

Route and port details

Kiel to Gothenburg Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Germany to Sweden page.

Kiel - Gothenburg Ferry Operators

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

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

Kiel Gothenburg Ferry reviews

  • "Kiel to Gotenburg and back on Stena auto-ferry services"

    Clean, comfortable, efficient services from check-in, to cafeteria, and departure. Elevator services and coordination in getting to car deck could be communicated better (those who can walk the stairs should be encouraged to do so)

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

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  • "Return journey Kiel/Gothenburd"

    I have no reservations regarding this journey. Everything went according to plan. I can truthfully recommend Stena Line travel.

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

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  • "A good start to an even better trip!"

    We went with the mobilehome towards Stockholm and didn’t have any problems, not even during check-in which lasted longer because every driver had to undergo an alcohol testing. Passengers should however note that they have to shut off the gas supply, which will also be sealed. So refrigerator had to be turned off, which wasn’t too bad because nothing went bad. The duration time was correct (14h). It was a quiet night and in the evening, we had some food from the buffet table. Lovely clean cabins and everything is clearly marked. It is a relaxed way to start your trip and definitely worth repeating. Do it! Greetings Fam. Kuypers-Audenaert

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

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  • "paying for purchases aboard the ferry"

    Overall, we are satisfied with our crossing like we were last year. However, why can we only pay meals on board in euros during the crossing between Gotenborg and Kiel?

    'Monique Naud' travelled Kiel Gothenburg with Stena Line on Stena Scandinavica

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Kiel Guide

The city of Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, and is around 90 km to the north of Hamburg. The city's port has become an important port for both commercial and pleasure vessels almost certainly because of its location on the south western shore of the Baltic Sea and to the south east of the Jutland Peninsular in Denmark. Kiel Week, which the city hosts annually, is known the world over and comprises of a number of international regattas. The city was also the host to the sailing events at the 1936 and 1972 Summer Olympics.

The 13th century St Nicholas' Church (Nikolaikirch) is the oldest building in the city which has a sculpture by Ernst Barlach in front of it. The city, which has a number of parks and lakes for visitors to enjoy, especially if they are seeking some peach and tranquillity, is the main shopping destination for the region. Holstenstrabe in the city is one of the longest shopping streets in Germany.

Kiel's busy port has around 50 crossings per week to destinations in Sweden, Denmark and Lithuania. The port has three passenger terminals with a good level of facilities including a number of shops and places to eat.

Gothenburg Guide

Gothenburg is Sweden's second largest city and is located on the west coast of the country, with an amazing archipelago that is only 30 minutes by tram from the city centre. The city is home to a number of festivals and concerts during the summer months and include the Way Out West festival, Metaldown and Summerburst Electronic Dance Festival. For visitors that prefer smaller venues there are a host of bars and clubs in the city that host many events and DJ performances.

For lovers of the great outdoors, Gothenburg's islands make up one of the most beautiful archipelagos in Europe and is made up of around 10,000 granite islets.

Shipping and commerce has always played an important role in Gothenburg's economy due in large part to its strategic location. The city's port is the largest harbour in Scandinavia are there are daily ferry services to Kiel in Germany and Frederikshavn in Denmark. When arriving in Gothenburg by ferry, passengers should take the time to admire the archipelago and enjoy the fact that the port is only a short walk from the city centre.