Day trip to Copenhagen from Germany

A day trip from Germany to Copenhagen can be a wonderful way to enjoy the sights of this bustling city. There are various ways to reach Copenhagen from Germany, including flying and driving, but one very popular method of travel is taking the Puttgarden ferry.

The ferry departs from Puttgarden, a town in the north of Germany, and takes you to Rødby in the south of Denmark. From there, it’s only an hour’s drive to Copenhagen.

The crossing takes approximately 45 minutes and offers stunning views of the coastlines of Germany and Denmark. The ferry itself is modern and comfortable, with numerous facilities to ensure a pleasant journey.

Advantage with Scandlines

Scandlines offers a 1-day return ticket at an attractively discounted rate, along with some additional benefits (prices from 2023).

  • Online price during low season starting from €85
  • Online price during high season starting from €83

You pay €108 and receive a voucher worth €25 when checking in at Rødby on the same day as departure from Puttgarden. Upon return, you will receive a cashback voucher when checking in during the high season, which you can use directly on board or exchange for cash. Please note that the price includes a fuel surcharge of €3.

Some other benefits include:

  1. Reserved spot on the booked departure.
  2. Valid for all available departures on that day.
  3. Price is applicable for a maximum of 9 people in a car.
  4. Check-in at the harbour at least 15 minutes before departure.
  5. Rebooking is possible for a fee.

Once you arrive in Rødby, it’s just an hour’s drive to Copenhagen. Once in Copenhagen, there are plenty of transport options, such as buses, trains, metros, and bicycles, to help you explore the city.


What can you do in a day?

One of the highlights of Copenhagen is the iconic Little Mermaid. This statue is based on the famous character from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale and is a must-see for every visitor to the city. The Little Mermaid stands at the harbour entrance and attracts thousands of tourists worldwide each year. Taking a stroll along the harbour also offers beautiful views of the city.

Another popular attraction in Copenhagen is the Tivoli Gardens. These gardens are one of the oldest amusement parks in the world and are home to numerous rides, including roller coasters, carousels, and various games. The park also offers a range of restaurants and cafes to enjoy a snack or a drink.

Copenhagen offers many activities and sights for visitors of all ages and interests. A day trip from Germany to Copenhagen with the Puttgarden ferry provides an unforgettable experience and an easy, affordable, and efficient way to explore this beautiful city.

Ferry Tickets

To obtain tickets at the most economical rate, it is recommended to purchase them in advance through Scandlines’ online service, rather than at the harbor, where an additional charge will be incurred.

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