Zealand, Denmark

Located on the picturesque southern coast of Lolland Island, Denmark, Rødby is a peaceful and charming vacation destination that offers a perfect mix of relaxation, history, culture, and natural beauty.

On Ferryhopper, you can find the best tips about the port of Rødby, its ferry connections and services, and what to do in the town during your stay.

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Aalholm Castle surrounded by water and trees, Denmark

View of the majestic Aalholm Castle on the south coast of the island of Lolland

Rødby ferry port

The Port of Rodby, also known as Rødbyhavn, is a major transport hub for ferries connecting Denmark and Germany.

The ferry terminal provides essential amenities such as a waiting area, parking spaces and restrooms. On the main street that connects the center to the harbor, there are hotels, gas stations, restaurants, pharmacies, and shops.

Ferries from Rødby port: schedules and tickets

Rødby is connected daily with the port of Puttgarden on the island of Fehmarn in Germany. In fact, Rødby - Puttgarden is one of Europe's busiest ferry routes and is served by the ferry company Scandlines.

The ferry crossing from Puttgarden to Rødby usually includes up to 48 daily crossings with a duration of 45 minutes. Ferry tickets from Rødby start at €51.

Where is the ferry port in Rødby?

The Port of Rødby is located on the northern shore of the Fehmarn Belt, about 5 km southwest of the town center of Rødby. 

How to get to Rødby port?

The port of Rødby is easily accessible by car or bus from the town center of Rødby. If you’re traveling from Copenhagen, you can take a direct train to Rødby Færge station, which is a 15 minute walk to the port.

Vacation in Rødby

Rødby is a quaint town located on the island of Lolland. It is mainly known for its harbor Rødbyhavn, but it is not just where the ferries go between Denmark and Germany. If you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation, then Rødby is a great destination for you.

This town is located in an area of great natural beauty right next to the Baltic Sea and is also known for its beautiful sandy beaches. In addition, if you’re a history buff, Rødby has plenty to offer as well.

Therefore, whether you’re traveling with your family, your partner or your friends, Rødby is a perfect destination for a holiday or weekend of relaxation and fun.

How to get to Rødby

You can travel to Rødby by car, train or ferry. If you’re already in Denmark, you can easily reach Rødby by car. The town is located on the E47 highway, which connects Copenhagen to Germany. It will take you almost 2 hours to reach it from Denmark's capital. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Rødby.

If you are traveling from Germany, you can reach Rødby by ferry. There is a ferry crossing from Puttgarden to Rodby. Traveling by ferry takes less time and you can embark your vehicle.

What to do in Rødby

For a taste of the local culture, head to Rødby’s charming city center. Visit the impressive Rødby Church, the distinctive Pakhuset, a former warehouse that has been transformed into a cultural hub, and explore the traditional Danish shops and boutiques. You can then take a stroll along the picturesque coastline and soak in the breathtaking views of the Baltic Sea. Two popular sandy beaches nearby are Hyldtofte Østersøbad and Bredfjed Strand. 

If you are traveling with children, be sure to visit the Lalandia water park, a popular tropical holiday center with thrilling water slides, swimming pools and animation shows. The Krokodile Zoo, as well as the Knuthenborg Safaripark are 2 other must-visit attractions on the neighboring island of Falster.

If you’re interested in exploring the rest of the island of Lolland, head to the town of Maribo, where you can admire typical half-timbered houses and neo-Gothic public buildings. In Nakskov, it’s worth visiting the stunning 13th-century church and sampling local delicacies in the various restaurants. The nearby Nakskov Fjord is another unique nature area where you can see birds, fish, crabs, seals, and dolphins. Finally, Aalholm Castle offers a glimpse into the past. When you enter, the rococo opulence of the furnishings and décor will leave you in awe.

Sunset view from Nakskov Fjord Nature Park

Breathtaking view of Nakskov Fjord Nature Park

Sightseeing in Rødby

If you’re a fan of history and culture, then you’ll find plenty of sightseeing opportunities in Rødby. We recommend visiting the following locations and attractions in and around Rødby:

  • The Rødby Church, situated on the highest place in town
  • Pakhuset, a community center situated nearby Rødby Church
  • The Maribo Abbey, one of the most important Danish abbeys of the late Middle Ages
  • The Tågerup Church, a Romanesque parish church 4 km southeast of Rødby
  • The Knuthenborg Safaripark, one of Lolland's major attractions and the largest safari park in northern Europe
  • The Lalandia Aquadome, with a great range of watery activities for the whole family
  • The Dodekalitten, an art installation consisting of 12 stone pillars 
  • The Maribo Open-Air Museum, situated at the scenic Maribo Lakes Nature Park
  • The Fuglsang Art Museum, featuring Danish art
  • The Aalholm Castle, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Denmark

Nightlife in Rødby

In Rødby, the nightlife is relatively quiet. However, there are still a few options for those looking to enjoy a night out. There are a handful of bars and pubs in the town center. 

If you’re looking for a more exciting atmosphere, we recommend heading to nearby towns like Nykøbing Falster or Maribo, which have a wider range of bars, clubs and restaurants. These towns are located within a 30-minute drive of Rødby and can be reached by car or public transport.

Food in Rødby

Dutch cuisine is known for its focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. During your stay in Rødby, you can sample some of the local specialties and discover the country’s unique flavors. We recommend: 

  • smørrebrød (a traditional Danish open-faced sandwich)
  • rugbrød (Danish rye bread)
  • lollandske rosiner (gray peas)
  • aebleflæsk (salted pork belly fried with apples, thyme and sugar)

Useful information about Rødby

Rødby offers many services and activities for visitors all year round. Regarding accommodation, you can find many options depending on your budget. The town has a few hotels and guesthouses located along Vestergade, as well as vacation rentals. There are also several campsites located nearby.

As for healthcare, Rødby has a small health center that provides basic medical care. For more specialized medical treatment, you may need to travel to the nearby towns.

Important phone numbers for your stay in Rødby

Here are some useful contacts for your trip to Rødby: 

  • Rödbyhavn Port Authority: +4554605722 
  • Police department in Maribo: +4555311448
  • Rødby Pharmacy: +4546323200
  • Rødby Færge Station: +4570131415
  • European emergency number: 112

Transportation in Rødby

Rødby is full of walking, hiking and cycling opportunities. The town is relatively small and many of the attractions and amenities are located within walking or cycling distance. Alternatively, there is a local bus service in Rødby operated by Lolland Kommune and there are several bus routes that serve the town and surrounding areas.

If you prefer to have your own vehicle, you can rent a car from one of the rental agencies located at the ferry terminal. This can be a convenient option if you plan to explore the surrounding areas or travel further afield.

Book ferry tickets to Rødby online

At the moment, it’s not possible to book ferry tickets from/to Rødby on Ferryhopper. As we focus on including more routes, check out our interactive Map of ferries, browse all available ferry schedules in Denmark and book ferry tickets for your next trip!

Rødby ferry timetable

View the complete ferry schedule from and to Rødby for the upcoming week. Find up-to-date trip information, including departure and arrival dates and times, ferry operators and ticket prices.