Ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Traveling from northern Denmark to Norway by ferry is nothing but smooth sailing! Learn more about the Hirtshals - Kristiansand ferry route, including the companies, fares and schedules, and plan your ferry trip to Norway online!

Ferry schedules from Hirtshals to Kristiansand

Hirtshals Kristiansand Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 10:00 Last trip: 20:45 Average duration: 3h 12m Price range: 29.00 € - 274.00 €
Kristiansand Hirtshals Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:00 Last trip: 16:30 Average duration: 3h 12m Price range: 29.00 € - 274.00 €

Is there a ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand?

Yes, there are ferries sailing from Hirtshals to Kristiansand. While the ferry route is available year-round, there is increased ferry frequency in the high-season months, with up to 6 daily departures.

The Hirtshals - Kristiansand ferry route is direct and is operated by 2 companies: Fjord Line and Color Line.

What’s the ferry schedule from Hirtshals to Kristiansand?

Depending on the season, the earliest ferry to Kristiansand from Hirtshals departs at 08:30, arriving at about 11:00. The last departure is usually scheduled for 20:45, with the ferry arriving in Kristiansand around midnight.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand?

The starting price of a Hirtshals - Kristiansand ferry ticket ranges from €29 to €40. Keep in mind that the final cost depends on the company, available offers and discounts, as well as vehicle selection and accommodation type. 


When planning your trip to Norway on Ferryhopper, you can browse all available offers and travel by ferry on a budget!

Any available offers will be automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets for the route you’re interested in.


There are certain passenger categories entitled to discount tickets on ferries traveling from Hirtshals to Kristiansand, such as:

  • Toddlers
  • Children
  • Eurail/Interrail pass holders

Tip: depending on the ferry company you’re traveling with, different discounts may apply.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Hirtshals to Kristiansand?

The estimated travel time of the Hirtshals - Kristiansand ferry trip is around 2.5-4 hr, depending on the company and connection you’ve chosen.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand?

Yes, there are high-speed catamarans operating on the ferry route to Kristiansand from Hirtshals. The fastest crossing to Kristiansand lasts roughly 2.5 hr.

What’s the distance between Hirtshals and Kristiansand?

The distance between the ports of Hirtshals and Kristiansand is approximately 71 nautical miles (about 131 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Kristiansand from Hirtshals

The team of Ferryhopper has collected some useful travel tips for your ferry ride to Kristiansand:

  • Make sure to arrive at the port of Hirtshals well in advance to avoid potential delays and overcrowding.
  • Apart from Hirtshals - Kristiansand, there are more ferry routes connecting Denmark and Norway. For instance, check out the Hirtshals - Stavanger and Hirtshals - Bergen ferry routes here.
  • Do you need some extra inspiration for your adventures in Scandinavia? Check out all available ferry routes on our Map of ferries and continue your ferry journey elsewhere!

Where to take the ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand

The Danish ferry port of Hirtshals is located on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy, part of the Jutland peninsula.

You can easily get there by car, though parking lots close to the terminals are limited. Alternatively, there are train stations and bus stops close to the port area. Nearby, you can find all necessary visitor amenities while you wait for your ferry.

Can I travel on the ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand with a car?

Yes, most Hirtshals - Kristiansand ferries allow the transport of motor vehicles so you can explore Norway at your own pace.

Ferry luggage

With Fjord Line, you can bring 1 piece of luggage with maximum dimensions of 55x40x23 cm and a maximum weight of 15 kg. If you’re traveling with a vehicle, luggage weighing up to 50 kg can be transported free of charge. 

As for Color Line and its luggage policy, passengers can take with them 50 kg of luggage in addition to any luggage stored in a vehicle.


Depending on the crossing you've chosen, you can book a cabin on the ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand and arrive in Norway well-relaxed. Alternatively, onboard seating is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

Yes, you can bring along your pet on the ferries of Fjord Line and Color Line for an additional fee! Keep in mind that pet policies and infrastructures may vary depending on the company and type of vessel you’ve chosen for your trip.

In any case, make sure to bring along the necessary pet documents and supplies for a smooth ride with your little companion!

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