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Scandlines introduces itself
In 1998, Germany and Denmark moved closer together through a merger of their two largest ferry companies. The German DFO (Deutsche Fährgesellschaft Ostsee) and the Danish Scandlines Danmark A/S formed the joint Scandlines project. The idea behind this merger was to make the service more comfortable, efficient and reliable for passengers. With success, today the fleet’s eight ships transport over seven million people and around two million cars annually on their two traditional routes. The head office is located in Hamburg. The company is proud of its hybrid fleet, which is far more environmentally friendly than traditional ferries with pure diesel engines. The vision for the future is: electric ferries with zero emissions.
A relaxed journey to Scandinavia with Scandlines
Depending on the route, Scandlines ferries offer a wide range of gastronomic options, including modern cafeterias, self-service restaurants and buffets. There is more time for enjoyment on the route from Rostock to Gedser. Here you can look forward to an all-inclusive buffet with breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks included. Those who wish can enjoy their time on the sun deck or opt for a shopping spree in the onboard shop. During the crossing and in German waters, you can choose from a wide range of spirits, cigarettes, wine and sweets. For children, there is a play corner and a nappy-changing room. All ships are barrier-free and accessible for wheelchair users. In line with the fact that more and more Danish and Swedish holiday homes are welcoming pets, Scandlines is also welcoming more and more dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs on board.
Important Scandlines ferry routes
Those wishing to travel from Germany to Denmark by ferry can do so with Scandlines from Rostock or Puttgarden. The Puttgarden-Rødby route is operated every 30 minutes and takes 45 minutes. The Rostock-Gedser route, on the other hand, offers twelve departures per day, and you have to plan one hour and 45 minutes for the crossing. The 20-minute route from Helsingörto Helsingborgin Sweden can easily be booked as a combined ticket.
The company offers a wide variety of tariffs to give its customers the greatest possible degree of flexibility. If your travel date is fixed more than 14 days in advance, you can travel particularly cheaply with the Economy fare. While the Economy EXTRA fare can be booked at shorter notice, the FLEX fare offers full flexibility. The offer is supplemented by Day, Mini Holiday and Easy Return tickets. The company also has a great offer for travellers without a vehicle. The InterCombiticket takes you from Rostock by bus and ferry to Nykøbing in Denmark and back again.
Current Scandlines ferry connections
These are the current ferry connections from Scandlines:
|Route||Country of origin & country of destination||Number & Duration||Book a ferry|
|Ferry Gedser – Rostock||DenmarkGermany||10 times daily
1 hour 45 minutes
|Ferry Puttgarden – Rödby||Fehmarn, GermanyLolland, Denmark||47 times a day
|Ferry Rostock – Gedser||GermanyDenmark||10 times daily
1 hour 45 minutes
|Ferry Rödby – Puttgarden||DenmarkGermany||47 times a day
|Ferry Copenhagen – Malmö – Öresund Bridge||DenmarkSweden||continuously possible
|Ferry Helsingør – Helsingborg||DenmarkSweden||55 times a day
|Ferry Helsingborg – Helsingør||SwedenDenmark||55 times a day
You can reach these destinations with Scandlines ferries:
Everything you need to know about Scandlines!
Scandlines Contact › Hotline, Telephone Number & Service Centre
››› Scandlines Contact › Hotline, Telephone Number & Service Centre
Scandlines Restaurants & Buffet
››› Scandlines Restaurants & Buffet
Scandlines vessels - the fleet of hybrid ferries
››› Scandlines vessels – the fleet of hybrid ferries
Scandlines Smile Bonus Programme
››› Scandlines Smile
Scandlines Ticket Prices & Fares 2021 & 2022
››› Scandlines Ticket Booking – Prices & Fares 2023
Scandlines ticket return service
››› Scandlines ticket return service
Questions & Answers about the shipping company Scandlines
✅ How many ferries does Scandlines have?
Scandlines operates a total of 8 ferries on its two routes Rostock-Gedser and Puttgarden-Rödby.
✅ Can I take my dog with me on the Scandlines ferry?
Yeah, that’s no problem at all. You can take your dog and also other small pets on board. However, pets must remain in the vehicle during the crossing.
✅ Is it possible to book a ferry ticket with a pet?
Yes, it is possible to book a ferry ticket for you and your pet.
✅ Are there any discounts for booking a ferry ticket?
Scandlines offers various discounts, e.g. the Easy Return Ticket, the popular Scandlines Summer Deal or the permanent 5% discount for online booking.
✅ Are there cabins or seat reservations to the ferry?
No, there are no cabins to Scandlines ferries. Seats are freely selectable to the ship. When you make a reservation in advance in one of the restaurants of the ferries, you will also be assigned a fixed seat with a table. The reservation is very easy during the booking.
✅ Is it possible to book a ferry ticket with a camper or caravan?
Yes, it is possible to book a ferry ticket for you and your camper or caravan. Simply select the appropriate vehicle type during the booking process.