• 2.8 Million


  • 1.64 Million

    Ferry passengers

  • 217

    Cruise calls

  • 1.19 Million

    Cruise guests

  • Color Line

    7 departures/week

  • Stena Line

    7 departures/week

  • DFDS Germany

    7 departures/week

  • SCA Logistics

    2 departures/week

your Five Star-Port.

Homeport to international
cruise shipping companies

Daily ferry connections to
Norway, Sweden, Lithuania

State-of-the-art terminals
in the city centre

First class service, great infrastructure and terminals in the city centre with parking spaces to be booked online. These are the advantages of our ferry and cruise port Kiel. Your satisfaction is a matter close to our hearts! This is why we constantly optimise our facilities and services – honoured with no less than 15 awards.

Over 1.64 million ferry and about 1,19 million cruise passengers are proof to us that you feel comfortable in our port. Numerous shipping companies choose Kiel as their homeport year after year. This makes us one of the most famous ports for passenger turnaround in Northern Europe. Our five berths are ready for vessels of all sizes.  In 2023, cruise ships visited Kiel 217 times.

The PORT OF KIEL is a member of CLIA, the world's largest cruise shipping association with representations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


Ferry Passengers


Cruise passengers


Passengers total


Cruise calls

(in Saison 2023)



Kiel. Unique.

Kiel's inner city port.
Picture: Frank Behling

Ships in port

Here you find data, times and berths of ferries and cruise ships calling at Kiel. The information corresponds to the registrations and can change at short notice.

Map with Port Parking areas

Port Parking

Use one of the convenient parking options in the port of Kiel. Only a stone's throw to the terminals, city centre, hotels and restaurants. Book in time!

Picture shopping tour city centre
Picture: Kiel-Marketing, K. Steigueber

Discover Kiel

Cruise ships berth right in the middle of it all and next to the "Kiellinie" promenade. Perfect starting point - whether on foot or by Hop-on/Hop-off bus.

Picture of the Ostseekai Terminal 27

Our Terminals

The PORT OF KIEL is famous for its modern and first class terminal facilities. Learn more about them – here you can find facts, figures and useful details.

Picture of sailboats and light house
Picture: Kiel-Marketing

From Kiel to

A port with many options. Kiel is perfect for passenger turnaround and destination for excursions to historic sites and into the impressive nature of Schleswig-Holstein.