Puttgarden-Rødby + Helsingør-Helsingborg

For those traveling from Puttgarden to Sweden, you have the option to choose between the Øresund Bridge or the Helsingborg-Helsingør ferry. The choice between the bridge and the Helsingborg ferry depends on your specific needs and preferences. If you value speed and convenience, the bridge may be the better option for you. If you wish to enjoy the scenery and have a more relaxed journey, the ferry may be more suitable. We also consider the price component to be very important!

Puttgarden-Rødby + Helsingør-Helsingborg Tickets

Scandlines offers combination tickets for:

  1. Puttgarden-Rødby + Helsingør-Helsingborg
  2. and for Puttgarden-Rødby + Øresund Bridge.

You can easily compare these at Scandlines by filling in your preferred mode of travel. This way, you can quickly see the costs involved.

About the Helsingør-Helsingborg ferry

If you choose the Puttgarden-Rødby + Helsingør-Helsingborg journey, you will travel via two quick crossings. The first one takes 45 minutes, and the second one only takes 20 minutes. Between the two ferries, you will travel approximately 200 kilometers by car in about 2 hours.

The Helsingborg-Helsingør ferry is one of the most popular ferries in the region. It operates daily between Helsingborg in Sweden and Helsingør in Denmark. The journey takes about 20 minutes, and there are multiple departure times throughout the day.

If you plan to travel on the Helsingborg-Helsingør ferry, it is advisable to book your tickets in advance to avoid queuing when boarding the ferry.

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Onboard the ferry

On board the Helsingborg-Helsingør ferry, there are various facilities available for passengers. There is a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal or a drink while enjoying the view of the Øresund. There are also toilets and free Wi-Fi available onboard.

If you want to enjoy the view of the Øresund, it is best to be outside on the deck. Be prepared for any weather conditions and dress accordingly.

Should you choose the ferry or the Bridge?

The Puttgarden-Rødby + Øresund Bridge and the Helsingborg ferry offer different advantages and disadvantages depending on your specific needs and preferences.

If you want to travel to Malmö, in our opinion, the ferry is too far, but if you’re heading north, it becomes a good choice. However, in our calculations, the ferry takes a bit longer.

For example, if you’re travelling towards Ljunby, you can expect the following travel durations:

  • Rødby – Ljungby via the bridge (374 km)
    Total time: 3 hours and 49 minutes
  • Rødby – Ljungby via the ferry From Rødby to the Helsingør ferry terminal – 198 km, 2 hours and 8 minutes.
    Crossing: wait time 10 minutes, sailing time 20 minutes. From Helsingborg to Ljungby – 131 km, 1 hour and 30 minutes
    Total time: 4 hours and 8 minutes

Ultimately, the choice between the Øresund Bridge and the Helsingborg ferry depends on your specific needs and preferences. The Bridge may be the better option if you value speed and convenience. If you want to enjoy the scenery and have a more relaxed journey, the ferry may be better for you.

Book your tickets here.

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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