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Gedser - Rostock is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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    • 8 Sailings Daily 1 hour 45 min
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Gedser Rostock Ferry reviews

  • "Excellent trip and service"

    The ship was on time, spacious with nice views from the interior and from the deck. Good service from the cafe and shop. I really enjoyed the trip!  And I loved to learn that the ship was partially moved by the wind. Small contribution to planet earth!

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  • "Gedaer rostock "

    Excellent service from rhe ferry company. Turned up early and ataff changed us to earlier ferry 1st class service. Cant say the same for direct ferry staff at Hirtshals. Wodnt change our ferry, ferry company couldnt chane ferry as qe had not booked direct with them. Wouldnt use direct ferries agaim

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  • "Great"

    Everithing was perfect

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  • "Gedser to Rostock ferry"

    Bang on time for departure and arrival. Regarding the interior - it was the best looking and well presented ferry i have ever been on. Better than most dover/calais crossings for sure!! We actually got put on a later ferry, by two hours, which was fine, we were notified a few days in advance. I had to make contact about our booking change and a response was issued extremely quickly, the matter was resolved instantly! Very impressed. It’s a shame our crossing wasn’t busier to be honest, i hope their other ferry crossings have more customers so that they can stay in business!!

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Gedser to Rostock Ferry

The Gedser Rostock ferry route connects Denmark with Germany. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Scandlines. The crossing operates up to 56 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 45 minutes.

Gedser Rostock 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.

Gedser Guide

Located at the southern end of the Danish island of Falster, in the Guldborgsund Municipality in Sjaelland region, the small town of Gedser is Denmark's southernmost town and has a population of around 760. As the town lies on the Baltic Sea coast, its port is very important in the area's economy. Infamously, Gedser was the first landing place of German troops during Germany's occupation of Denmark in 1940. A number of armoured cars and infantry troops hid in the ferry from Rostock and advanced into the harbour as soon as the ship docked, soon followed by another ferry.

The island on which Gedser is located, Falster Island, is in the south east of Denmark and forms part of the Sjaelland region and is administered by Guldborgsund Municipality. The island is home to Denmark's most southerly point, Gedser Odde, near Gedser.

A car ferry route has operated from Gedser to Rostock in Germany since 1995 and is operated by Scandlines. The crossing takes roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Rostock Guide

The German city of Rostock is the largest city in the north German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and lies around 12 km from the Baltic Sea coast, on the banks of the Warnow River. Founded in 1419, the city's university, the University of Rostock, is one of the oldest in Germany that has been in continuous operation and is also one of the oldest universities in the world. The university's botanical garden, the Botanischer Garten Universitat Rostock, is open to the public and is a lovely place to visit. Drawing on the city's maritime connections, Rostock is also home to the annual Hanse Sail Festival which is where you will be able to see many large sailing ships and museum vessels taken out to sea. The festival is very popular and attracts around 1.5 million visitors each year. Also hosted by the city is the annual jazz festival called Ostee-Jazz (Baltic Sea Jazz) and is held every June.

The city's port is one of the most important ports in Europe and is Germany's largest. Ferry services operating from the port depart to Gedser in Denmark (2 hours), Trelleborg in Sweden (5 hours and 45 minutes, with a super fast ferry travelling to Hanko in Finland with a crossing time of 22 hours.