Puttgarden to Rodby Ferry

The Puttgarden Rodby ferry route connects Germany with Denmark. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Scandlines. The crossing operates up to 48 times each day with sailing durations from around 45 minutes.

Puttgarden Rodby 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.

Puttgarden - Rodby Ferry Operators

  • Scandlines
    • 48 Sailings Daily 45 min
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Puttgarden Rodby Average Prices

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

Puttgarden Rodby Ferry reviews

  • "Does what it says on the tin!"

    Really straight forward roll on /roll off operation. We paid extra for the flexible option as this crossing was halfway through a very long road trip and we couldn't be sure exactly what time we would arrive. As a result we were waved onto the next ship with almost no wait. We received some vouchers at check in for coffee but never found out how to redeem them as they were completely in Danish.

    'Sue' travelled Puttgarden Rodby with Scandlines

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  • "Holiday 2015"

    Very prompt and efficient sevice and excellent food. I know it's not your fault but our drive from Hoek van Holland to Puttgarden was spoiled by very heavy traffic on the autobahn round Bremen and Hamburg both ways which made us late for our ferry crossing and arrival at our summer house in Denmark. Build some more roads or widen the existing ones!

    'Thomas Jeffrey' travelled Puttgarden Rodby with Scandlines

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  • "Road trip"

    We have just had a fantastic road trip visiting several countries. Choosing to use Scandlines whilst on our way to Denmark was an excellent choice. Easy, quick, quality and beautiful journey to and from the ports.

    'Andrew' travelled Puttgarden Rodby with Scandlines

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  • "Good service"

    We arrived late at the harbour, having been in queues due to some traffic accidents. The staff were fine about this and we boarded the next available ferry. The quality of the ship's facilities were very good, especially since it is such a quick turn around. The staff were very friendly and helpful when we had to change the day of our return crossing. I would definitely recommend this ferry to anyone travelling in the area. Thank you.

    'Anonymous' travelled Puttgarden Rodby with Scandlines

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Puttgarden Guide

The German village and harbour of Puttgarden is located on the German island of Fehmarn and is situated on an important shipping route between Germany and Denmark. The 18km wide Fehmarn Belt Strait in the western part of the Baltic Sea separates both countries. Fehmarn island was part of the Danish Duchy of Schleswig from the Middle Ages until 1864. During this period, the Duchy was partitioned in 1544 and formed part of the Duchy of John the Elder. In 1580, when he died without any heirs, Fehmarn became part of the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp. Following the Great Northern War, Fehmarn along with the rest of Schleswig, was united with the Danish Crown. In 1864 Schleswig passed to Prussia as a result of the Second Schleswig War.

Between 1961 and 1963 a train ferry terminal was built in the village, at the same time Fehmarn was connected to the mainland by bridge. Since the completion of the Great Belt Fixed Link in Denmark, the route via Puttgarden has become less used by trains, but the harbour is still used by Scandlines ferries.

A ferry service operates across the strait between Puttgarden and Rodby in Denmark with a crossing time of around 45 minutes.

Rodby Guide

The Danish port town of Rodby is located on the island of Lolland and is perhaps best known for its aqua park and holiday centre, the Lalandia Holiday Centre, which is the town's largest attraction. There are many things to see and do in the park including its Aquadome where visitors can enjoy a tropical climate and the water slides along with a number of other water based activities. There is also a good selection of restaurants, shops, mini golf, a ski slope, ice rink and bowling alley and Monky Tonky Land.

Lolland island is sometimes referred to as the 'pancake island" because of its flat terrain; its highest point is only 25 meters above sea level and is located just outside the village of Horslunde. Historically, sugar beet has been grown in Lolland and is still a major industry, which is evident by the large number of sugar beet fields.

The town is also known for the ferries to Puttgarden in Germany, one of the busiest used ferry routes in Europe, with large ferries departing every 30 minutes nearly round the clock. The town's harbour is located approximately 5 km to the south west of the town.