Ferries to and from Brunsbüttel

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A shopping trip in Brunsbüttel starts in the Koogstraße. It starts at the locks, from where there is a magnificent view of the passing ships and ocean liners. The canal and lock museum ATRIUM is also located here. Brunsbüttel invites you to extensive walks and bicycle tours over the dike. If you are interested in the history of the town, you can learn a lot of interesting facts in the local history museum.

Ferry connections from & to Brunsbüttel

Here you see an overview of all ferry routes which currently call at the port of Brunsbüttel:

Route Country of origin & country of destination Number & Duration
Ferry Cuxhaven – Brunsbüttel GermanyGermany 4-6 times a day
1 hour
Ferry Brunsbüttel – Cuxhaven GermanyGermany 4-6 times a day
1 hour

Brief information harbour Brunsbüttel

Country: Germany
Language: German
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: Europe/Berlin, CET (Central European Time)

Addresses & Arrival

To make your journey to Brunsbüttel easier, you will find all the important addresses in the ferry port of Brunsbüttel here.

Address ferry harbour Brunsbüttel

Street: Fährstraße
Postcode & city: 25541 Brunsbüttel
Country: Germany
GPS: 53.897461, 9.148034

Ferry terminals & other addresses

Provider Address
elbferry Greenferry 1 - elbferry ferry Brunsbüttel-Cuxhaven (discontinued)
To the Elbe dike
25541 Brunsbüttel
GPS: 53.887635, 9.092228
(Latitude, Longitude)
Canal ferry Brunsbüttel North Canal ferry Brunsbüttel Nord ferry pier
Ferry road
25541 Brunsbüttel
GPS: 53.897425, 9.148016
(Latitude, Longitude)
Canal ferry Brunsbüttel South Canal ferry Brunsbüttel South ferry pier
Ferry road
25541 Brunsbüttel
GPS: 53.896828, 9.156490
(Latitude, Longitude)
Parking lot Parking lot Südkai
On the south quay
25541 Brunsbüttel
GPS: 53.896116, 9.155950
(Latitude, Longitude)
E-charging station Stadtwerke Brunsbüttel Charging Station - 2x Type2 22 kW
Koogstrasse 101
25541 Brunsbüttel
GPS: 53.896395, 9.145131
(Latitude, Longitude)
Motorhome parking space Motorhome parking space old harbor
On the dike 2
25541 Brunsbüttel
GPS: 53.893844, 9.125461
(Latitude, Longitude)

Travel information

Arrival by car

If you want to travel by car, you can reach the Brunsbüttel ferry port from various directions:

  • From the north (e.g. from Kiel): Follow the A7 southbound to exit 5 (Brunsbüttel Nord) and take the B5 towards Brunsbüttel. Follow the signs to the ferry port.
  • From the south (e.g. from Hamburg): Take the A23 northbound and change to the B5 towards Brunsbüttel at exit 16 (Itzehoe Mitte). Follow the signs to the ferry port.
  • From the west (e.g. from Heide): Take the B5 towards Brunsbüttel and follow the signs to the ferry port.
  • From the east (e.g. from Rendsburg): Take the B202 and B77 in the direction of Brunsbüttel and follow the signs to the ferry port.

Arrival by bus & train

The Brunsbüttel ferry port is well connected to the regional bus and rail network. Brunsbüttel station connects the region with various cities. Check the current Deutsche Bahn and local bus timetable for connections to the ferry port.

Arrival by plane

The nearest airport is Hamburg Airport. From there, you can take the train or a rental car to get to the Brunsbüttel ferry port. The journey takes about 1.5 hours.

Karte vom Fährhafen Brunsbüttel

Map from Brunsbüttel
Map from Brunsbüttel

Travel guide: Brunsbüttel – Where the North Sea and the Elbe meet

Brunsbüttel, located at the mouth of the Elbe into the North Sea, is a charming little town that combines maritime history and modern industry. It offers a unique blend of nature, culture and technology.

Places of interest and excursions

Discover the diversity of Brunsbüttel through its fascinating sights:

  • Lock system of the Kiel Canal: one of the largest lock systems in the world, impressive in its technical dimensions.
  • Brunsbüttel Local History Museum: immerse yourself in the local history and culture of the town.
  • Elbe dyke: Walk along the dyke and enjoy the panoramic view of the Elbe and passing ships.
  • North Sea Cycle Route: Explore the picturesque landscape along this well-known cycle route.
  • Green Brunsbüttel: relax in the city’s green oases and parks.


In Brunsbüttel you can experience a wide range of activities:

  • Ship observation: Watch the impressive ships sailing through the Kiel Canal.
  • Cycling and hiking: Take advantage of the beautiful paths along the Elbe or the canal for active recreation.
  • Photography: Capture the picturesque landscapes and industrial sights in unique images.

History of the place

Brunsbüttel, with its strategic location on the Elbe and the Kiel Canal, has a rich history characterized by seafaring, trade and industry.

Eating, drinking and shopping

In Brunsbüttel you will find cozy restaurants and cafés offering regional specialties. Shopping opportunities range from small local stores to larger shopping centers.

Public transport

The city is easily accessible by bus, offering convenient connections to the surrounding area and sights.


Brunsbüttel offers a selection of accommodation, from hotels to vacation apartments, with something for every traveler.

Brunsbüttel, with its unique location and fascinating mix of nature and technology, offers an unforgettable experience for visitors.

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