Ferry from Klaipėda to Kiel
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Klaipėda to Kiel?
Yes, there is. The Klaipėda - Kiel ferry route is available all year round, usually with 1 crossing a day. The route is operated by the DFDS ferry company.
What’s the ferry schedule from Klaipėda to Kiel?
At the moment, the Klaipėda - Kiel route is normally operated once a day and the journey is overnight.
The daily ferry usually departs from Klaipėda at 22:00 (Lithuania time), reaching the port of Kiel at 17:00 (Germany time) the next day.
Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables may change. Therefore, make sure to check your travel time before your trip. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Klaipėda to Kiel?
Klaipėda - Kiel ferry tickets usually start at around €19. The final ticket price depends on vehicle and cabin selection, discounts and offers.
On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Kiel from Klaipėda. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.
Current offers will be automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.
Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Klaipėda to Kiel with lower-cost ferry tickets. Ferry companies offer special discounts for specific passenger categories, such as:
- Children and teens up to 15
- Families with children
Note: infants and toddlers up to 3 years normally travel for free.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Klaipėda to Kiel?
The average duration of the ferry ride from Klaipėda to Kiel is around 20 hr.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Klaipėda to Kiel?
The ferries operating the route from Klaipėda to Kiel are normally conventional. The fastest ferry reaches Kiel in approximately 20 hr.
What’s the distance between Klaipėda and Kiel?
The distance between the port of Klaipėda in Lithuania and the port of Kiel in Germany is around 469 nautical miles (approximately 869 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Kiel from Klaipėda
Have a look at our travel tips for your trip from Klaipėda to Kiel:
- In the busy months from May to September, we recommend arriving at the port of Klaipėda well in advance to avoid delays. The same applies to ferry trips on weekends.
- When checking your ferry departure/arrival time, note that there's a 1-hour time difference between Lithuania and Germany.
- Kiel is a vibrant German city, 90 km north of Hamburg. It is a significant maritime transport hub in Germany and an important center for high-tech shipbuilding. During your stay, we recommend visiting its City and Maritime Museum, as well as the city’s other interesting museums (zoological, fine art, industrial, etc.).
Where to take the ferry from Klaipėda to Kiel
Ferries to Kiel depart regularly from the DFDS terminal at the port of Klaipėda. The significant Lithuanian port is located in the southwestern part of the city. It is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, serves both passenger and cargo ships and also includes ship repair and ship building yards.
From the Klaipėda train station, the port is around a 15-minute drive and about 40 minutes by public transport (buses 8 and 3). If you drive to the port, you can reach it by highway A1.
Am I allowed to travel from Klaipėda to Kiel?
Yes, it is possible to travel from Klaipėda to Kiel. Before your trip, check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Germay and the documents necessary for your journey.
Can I travel on the ferry from Klaipėda to Kiel with a car?
Yes, ferries operating on the Klaipėda - Kiel connection have car decks so you can transfer your vehicle.
On DFDS ferries there is no limit to the luggage you can carry. During your ferry trip from Klaipėda to Kiel, you can keep your luggage next to you, keep it in your vehicle, or store it in your cabin.
Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.
Tip: we recommend that you don’t carry over 50 kg with you in order to avoid delays when boarding the ferry.
Ferries traveling from Klaipėda to Kiel have many types of cabins available, from simple one-bed ones to premium options.
Pets are welcome on ferries serving the Klaipėda - Kiel route. DFDS ferries have specially designed infrastructures for pets, such as pet toilets and designated deck areas.
During the trip, your pet can stay in your vehicle or in the cabin with you. However, pets are not allowed in the commodore cabin, shared cabin and reclining seat area.
Make sure to carry your pet’s passport, health certificates and any supplies you might need.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Klaipėda to Kiel?
Where else? Online on Ferryhopper, of course! Use our Map of ferries to visualize and plan your Klaipėda - Kiel ferry trip. Compare ferry companies and fares, and book your tickets with no extra fees!