Ferry Glückstadt - Wischhafen

Travelling by ferry from Glückstadt to Wischhafen

You want to travel from Glückstadt to Wischhafen? Then the Ferry Glückstadt - Wischhafen offers you a fast and cheap option for your trip. The ferry takes you up to 37 times a day in approx. 20 minutes from Glückstadt (Germany) to Wischhafen (Germany).


Information about the ferry connection Glückstadt - Wischhafen

Ferry connection: Ferry Glückstadt - Wischhafen
Start port: Glückstadt (Germany)
Destination port: Wischhafen (Germany)
Number of crossings: up to 37 times a day
Travel time / journey time: approx. 20 minutes
Distance: 3,9 Kilometers (ca. 1,6 Nautical miles)
Booking: no online booking possible / payment on site
Season: All year round (January-December)
Check-in: possible until shortly before departure
Operators on this route: FRS Elbe Ferry

Timetable Glückstadt-Wischhafen

Timetable 01.03. – 30.04.2024 and 01.11. – 31.12.2024

From Glückstadt From Wischhafen
Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday + public holidays Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday + public holidays
05:15 06:45 04:30 06:00
06:15 06:15 07:45 05:30 06:00 07:00
afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min.
20:15 20:15 19:30 19:30
21:45 21:45 21:45 21:00 21:00 21:00
23:15 23:15 23:15 22:30 22:30 22:30

Timetable 01.05. – 31.10.2024

From Glückstadt From Wischhafen
Monday – Saturday Sunday and holidays Monday – Saturday Sunday and holidays
05:15 06:45 04:30 06:00
afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min.
20:45 20:00
21:45 21:45 21:00 21:00
23:15 23:15 22:30 22:30

Holiday timetable

From Glückstadt From Wischhafen
25. + 26.12.2024 24. + 31.12.2024 25. + 26.12.2024 24. + 31.12.2024
06:45 06:00
07:45 07:45 07:30 07:00
afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min. afterwards. approx. every 30 min.
17:45 17:30
18:45 18:00
21:45 21:00
23:15 22:30

When traffic is heavy, the ferry runs continuously, without a fixed timetable, up to every 20-30 minutes. The departure times given are estimated departure times and may vary depending on tides and traffic. The ferry can also run a little longer in the evening if there is increased traffic.


Prices Glückstadt-Wischhafen

People
Adults and teenagers from 14 years old 3,00 €
Children (4-13 years) 1,50 €
Dogs 1,00 €
School classes, youth groups (min. 8 persons, p. p.) 1,50 €
Company rides (from 8 persons, p. p.) 2,50 €
Person weekly ticket 20,00 €
Student weekly ticket 7,00 €
Motorcycles & bicycles (excluding people)
Bicycles (also folding/folding bikes) 3,00 €
Bicycle weekly ticket, incl. Driver 36,00 €
Moped etc. 4,00 €
Motorcycle and scooter (In case of increased traffic max. 15 per departure) 5,00 €
Motorcycle with sidecar, trikes and the like.
(Only queued vehicles will be transported, it is not allowed to drive directly up to the pier)
7,00 €
Passenger cars & station wagons (excluding persons)
Total length up to 3.75 m 6,50 €
Total length 3.76 m to 4.50 m 8,00 €
Total length 4.51 m to 5.00 m 9,50 €
Total length 5.01 m to 6.00 m 12,00 €
over 6.01 m See truck
Caravans, motorhomes & trailers (unloaded and unoccupied)
Length up to 4.50 m 11,50 €*
Length up to 5.00 m 15,00 €*
Length over 5.00 m See truck
Car trailer (unloaded)
Length up to 4.50 m 8,00 €
Length 4.51 to 5.00 m 10,50 €
Length over 5.01 m See truck
Truck (unloaded & unoccupied)
Length up to 5.00 m 14,50 €
Length up to 6.00 m 17,50 €
Length up to 7.00 m 21,50 €
Length up to 8.00 m 25,50 €
Length up to 9.00 m 26,50 €
Length up to 10.00 m 28,00 €
Length up to 11.00 m 30,00 €
Length up to 12.00 m 31,00 €
Length up to 13.00 m 32,50 €
Length up to 14.00 m 34,00 €
Length up to 15.00 m 36,00 €
Length up to 16.00 m 37,00 €
Length up to 17.00 m 39,00 €
Length up to 18.35 m 40,00 €
per additional meter 4,50 €
Buses
Buses up to 32 seats 15,00 €
Buses and coaches with more than 32 seats 18,00 €
Surcharge per bus for empty run 8,00 €


Port information for your journey by ferry from Glückstadt to Wischhafen


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Glückstadt

Welcome to Glückstadt, a charming town on the Elbe. An idyllic cityscape awaits you here with historic buildings, charming alleys and a picturesque harbor. Stroll through the lovingly restored old town, discover the traditional brick houses and feel the historical ...

Port address

Address ferry harbour Glückstadt
Street: Elbfähre Wischhafen, B495
Postcode & city: 25348 Glückstadt
Country: Germany
GPS: 53.7948565, 9.4030667

Travel information

Arrival by car
  • From Hamburg: Take the A23 northbound until the Itzehoe-West exit. From there, follow the L111 and later the B431 to Glückstadt. In Glückstadt follow the signs to the Elbe ferry.
  • From the north (e.g. Heide): Drive south on the B203 and change to the L111 in Itzehoe and later onto the B431 to Glückstadt.
  • From the west (e.g. Cuxhaven): Use the B73 and B495 eastbound to the Elbe ferry at Wischhafen, then take the ferry to Glückstadt.
Arrival by bus & train

Glückstadt can be reached by train. From Glückstadt train station you can take a local bus or cab to the ferry port.

Arrival by plane
  • Nearest airport: Hamburg Airport (HAM) is the nearest major airport. From there, you can either hire a car and follow the directions above by car or take the train to Glückstadt and from there take a bus or cab to the ferry port.
Additional information

The Glückstadt ferry port is an important hub for the crossing across the Elbe to Wischhafen. The ferry connection is a popular alternative to the longer journey via the Elbe bridges near Hamburg, especially for travelers from the west and north of Germany.

Here you will find more detailed information about the harbour, addresses of the ferry terminals, information about travelling to Glückstadt, as well as all Ferries to Glückstadt.


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Wischhafen

Welcome to Wischhafen! This charming coastal village in Germany awaits you with its idyllic location on the Elbe River and its maritime atmosphere. Discover the beauty of the region, explore historical sights and experience unforgettable activities. Immerse yourself in the ...

Port address

Address ferry harbour Wischhafen
Street: Glückstädter Str.
Postcode & city: 21737 Wischhafen
Country: Germany
GPS: 53.7879303, 9.3451760

Travel information

Arrival by car
  • Coming from Hamburg (south): Take the A7 northbound and change to the A26 towards Stade. Follow the B73 and then the B495 to Wischhafen. The ferry terminal is well signposted.
  • From the direction of Bremen (west): Take the B74 towards Bremervörde. Then change to the B71 and shortly afterwards to the B495 towards Wischhafen.
Arrival by bus & train

The nearest train station is Stade. From there there are bus connections to Wischhafen.

Arrival by plane

The nearest major airport is Hamburg. From there you can travel on to Wischhafen by car, train or bus.

Here you will find more detailed information about the harbour, addresses of the ferry terminals, information about travelling to Wischhafen, as well as all Ferries to Wischhafen.


Itinerary & Inspirations

The ferry Glückstadt-Wischhafen is currently not bookable online. The ferry ticket is paid directly to the staff on the ferry. Please have appropriate cash on hand. However, payment by EC or credit card is also possible.


Frequently asked questions

Here you will find answers to various questions about travelling from Glückstadt to Wischhafen.

Which shipping company operates the Glückstadt-Wischhafen route?

The ferry from Glückstadt to Wischhafen and back is operated by the shipping company FRS Elbfähre. Four modern RoRo ferries will be used:

  • FS “Ernst Sturm”
  • FS “Glückstadt”
  • FS “Wischhafen”
  • FS “Wilhelm Krooss”

What is the current waiting time for the Glückstadt Wischhafen ferry?

The waiting time depends very much from the current traffic volume. It can get a little more crowded, especially at peak times in the morning and after work in the afternoon.

You can find out whether there are any restrictions on departures or longer waiting times on the FRS Elbfähre website.

How much does the ferry crossing from Glückstadt to Wischhafen cost?

The price depends on how you are traveling. The current prices can be found in the price list.

How often and for how long do the ferries run from Glückstadt to Wischhafen?

The ferries on the Glückstadt-Wischhafen route depart every 20-30 minutes in each direction. The crossing takes about 20 minutes.

Can I take my dog with me to ferry?

Yeah, that’s no problem at all. However, a leash is compulsory for all animals that come onto the ferry outside of vehicles.

What facilities are available on board the ferries?

There are ladies’ and men’s toilets on all ferries, as well as a small kiosk for a snack and fresh hot and cold drinks.

Is there WLAN on the Elbe ferries?

Yes, WLAN is available on all FRS Elbe ferries.


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