The Ports & Terminals of Kiel

Welcome to Kiel! On the following pages we have compiled an overview of the various routes to the ferry and cruise terminals. We wish you a relaxing journey and a wonderful vacation from Kiel!

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Journey to the terminal

Are you traveling to Kiel via Hamburg Airport? The airport bus Kielius takes you up to 19 times a day and very comfortably from the airport to the ZOB / Kiel main station.


From Kiel Central Station, you can reach the four Kiel terminals on foot (except Ostuferhafen) or by bus. In addition, cabs are available around the clock at the main station.

"Kiel Bay, where our yacht dropped anchor around six in the evening, is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and safest in all of Europe!"

Paul und Jules Verne (Sailor, Writer)

Cruise terminals

Baltic Sea Pier

From Kiel's main train station you can reach the Cruise Terminal Ostseekai, which is 1.6 km away, in a few minutes on foot or by car.

On foot you are about 15 minutes away and can stroll directly through Kiel's city center. A nice way to stroll in the oldest pedestrian zone in Germany or have another coffee!

Would you like to use the public transport? The following bus lines will take you directly to the Cruise Terminal Ostseekai (bus stop "Seegarten Ostseekai"):

Bus 41 in the direction of Kiel TannenbergBus 42 in the direction of Kiel RungholtplatzBus 61 in the direction of Kiel RungholtplatzBus 62 in the direction of Kiel Woltersweg.

You can access the Kieler Verkehrsgesellschaft website here.

Swedish Pier

You can reach Schwedenkai from the main station in about 10 minutes by foot.

Norway Pier

From the main station it is only a 10-minute walk to the Norwegenkai. You can reach the terminal via the pedestrian bridge "Hörnbrücke" opposite the station.

Eastern shore Port

We recommend arriving at the Ostuferhafen by public transport or cab. Cabs are available around the clock at Kiel's main train station without advance reservation.

Bus line 11 in the direction of Dietrichsdorf will take you from the main train station to the Grenzstraße exit stop. From here it is about a 15-minute walk to the check-in.

La Belle-Poule (20 von 27)
La Belle-Poule (24 von 27)


Kiel.Sailing.City - under this trademark, the Schleswig-Holstein state capital is a household name among sailors worldwide. The Kiel Week in particular, but also other top-class sailing regattas, have made the Olympic city of 1936 and 1972 the world capital of sailing. However, it's not just about points and trophies on the Kiel Fjord; in Kiel, sailing is part of life. There are more than 2,200 water berths and 460 land berths for yachts and dinghies in the nine marinas in the city area. Numerous places in the harbors of the surrounding communities on the fjord are also available. There is even a harbor site for traditional sailing ships and historic watercraft.

Port operators

Sport harbour Kiel
The society of sailors and motorboaters: 9 marinas, 2600 berths...and a lot of sea. Download general map.

Baltic Bay 
Marina Baltic Bay, a marina with a special touch - a perfect combination of comfort and service - this is the basic philosophy of the Baltic Bay Yacht Center.

Museum Harbour Kiel

The non-profit association has been in existence since 2003 and has been operating a traditional harbor in the Germania Basin of Kiel Harbor ever since. Here, traditional sailing ships and historic watercraft are moored, with which the coastal shipping of Northern Europe was operated in the previous centuries. The colorful picture ranges from small coastal fishing boats to the large and well-traveled Marstal schooners. The ships are not meant to be firmly "on the chain", but to live up to their purpose as traveling traditional ships.

Through the coming and going of the ships, as well as through the work of the crews and owners on their ships, a lively harbor image is always presented to the visitor.

Am Germaniahafen, 24143 Kiel

Der Sporthafen in Kiel Düsternbrook von oben.

Also interesting:

 With the Fördeschiff you will experience Kiel from the seaside. Feel the versatility of the city during a harbor tour!
 Enjoy the Kieler Woche from the water! Whether to the fireworks, the windjammer parade or an exciting regatta.
 A sailing club </span><span>or the right</span><span> </span><span>sailing school </span><span>in your area can be found on the following </span><span>map</span><span> </span><span>(redirection to Google-Maps) and contact them.
 A traditional sailor reports: Andreas Köpke is a passionate sailor. He has been sailing the seas of the world with his traditional sailing vessel for 35 years.