Route details

  • up to 20 departures per day / crossing time 120 minutes
  • freight capacity for up to 96 trucks per departure
  • shipment of unaccompanied trailers on selected departures
  • access to intermodal rail network in Rostock port
  • secured parking for trucks/trailers at Scandlines terminal Gedser
  • 2 modern hybrid ferries in operation 
  • very fast port handling – only 15 minutes for un-/loading process


Please see the Scandlines freight tariffs and applicable fuel surcharges (BAF/GIR) for shipments on the routes between Germany and Denmark.

Scandlines freight tariffs

Fuel surcharges (BAF/GIR)


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    Terminal Rostock

    Zum Fährterminal 1, 18147 Rostock, Germany.

    Use the motorway A19 towards Rostock, exit Rostock Überseehafen.



    Terminal Gedser

    Jernbanevejen 1, 4874 Gedser, Denmark. 

    The check-in is located directly at the end of road E55.



    The freight check-in offices in Rostock and Gedser are open as follows:


    Check-in office Rostock

    Monday to Friday 24/7 / Saturday 00:00-22:30 / Sunday 05:00-24:00

    Check-in office Gedser

    Monday to Friday 06:00-02:00 / Saturday 06:00 – 22:30 / Sunday 06:00 – 04:00


    All units must be checked in and ready for loading at the terminal 30 minutes before scheduled departure at the latest (60 minutes for pre-booked dangerous goods and oversize transports). Please note that all drivers have to bring valid travel documentation and if necessary visa.



    All types of trucks, vans and other self-driving cargo can be shipped on this route.

    Shipment of unaccompanied trailers and other unaccompanied cargo units can be shipped on following departures:

    Rostock - Gedser: 06:00   /   Gedser - Rostock: 02:00

    Shipping of unaccompanied trailers on all other departures is only possible to a limited extent and by individual agreement due to short port berth times of our vessels. Please contact our freight booking department for further details.

    Shipment of oversize cargo on individual request only.



    Dangerous goods transports must be booked manually with the Scandlines booking department. Registration of dangerous goods 24 hours prior to departure at the latest.

    The transport of dangerous goods is basically possible on all departures. Shipment of classes requiring passenger limitation is possible on selected departures and after coordination with our freight booking department only.

    Please contact our freight booking department for further information. 


    Documents for bookings of dangerous goods transports:

    Declaration of Classified Goods (type-in PDF)

    Annotations to the Check-in data form (PDF)

    Please note that a completed and signed container/vehicle packing certificate in accordance with IMDG-CODE 5.4.2 is always required for sea transport.

    This document must be presented at the latest at check-in at the port of departure.

    In case of electronically executed dangerous goods documents, the name of the person responsible (in capital letters) replaces the signature.

    The container/vehicle packing certificate is not required if all dangerous goods are transported in limited quantities only (LQ) or if transported in a tank unit.

  • Reliable transport requires satisfied drivers. Scandlines does its part by offering drivers a number of services at the terminals and on board the ferries: 

    • Washing facilities / toilets at the terminals
    • Showers / washing facilities / toilets on board the ferries
    • Free Wi-Fi at the terminals and on board the ferries
    • Scandlines Restaurant and Food Express on board including a rebate of 50% for drivers
    • Travel shop on board including a rebate of 10% for drivers
    • Truck parking lot at Gedser terminal (free of charge)

    Welcome on board!



    Scandlines owns the world’s largest fleet of hybrid ferries. Two of our six hybrid vessels operate on the Rostock-Gedser route. Thus, our newest ferries from 2016 operate between Rostock and Gedser. The two sister ferries were built as hybrid ferries in 2016 in order to reduce CO2-emissions. The vessels M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen are tailor-made for this route to optimize for shallow waters. Thus, the shape of the ship hull contributes to lowering fuel consumption. In 2020, we installed a rotor sail on board of M/V "Copenhagen" in order to make it even more environmentally friendly.

    You can find further technical details for both sister vessels here:

    Data sheet for M/V Berlin (PDF)

    Data sheet for M/V Copenhagen (PDF)