Getting to the DFDS Seaways car and passenger ferry boat terminals in Copenhagen and Oslo is easy by bus, taxi, train, or walking.
The DFDS car and passenger ferry terminals in Copenhagen and Oslo are close to the city centers and easily reached by bus or even walking. Buses 26 and 27 stop directly at the ferry terminal in Copenhagen while the quay in Oslo is so close to the city center and main train station that few passengers will bother to take the bus. Taxis are readily available but relatively expensive in both cities despite the short distances.
Once the Circle Line of Copenhagen metro comes into operation – earliest September 2019 and probably a bit later – only bus 27 will go to the ferry terminal. Bus 26 will terminate in the old town center.
Transportation to the DFDS Ferry Terminal in Copenhagen
The DFDS Oslo ferry boat stops in Copenhagen at the Færgeterminal Søndre Frihavn in Dampfærgevej 30 just to the north of the old town center.
The easiest public transportation to the Copenhagen ferry terminal is by bus but walking from the nearest train station is also possible. DFDS has a special shuttle bus (pre-booking required) while two regular buses also stop directly at the terminal.
DFDS has a special shuttle bus for ferry passengers only. Buy the ticket online or on the boat, as tickets are not sold on the bus. The bus stop close to Nørreport Station.
Copenhagen public transportation bus 26 and 27 stop directly at the ferry terminal – use bus stop Færgeterminal Søndre Frihavn (Dampfærgevej). Tickets may be bought from the driver and all forms of day passes and travel cards are accepted.
Once the Circle Line of Copenhagen metro comes into operation – earliest September 2019 and probably a bit later – only bus 27 will go to the ferry terminal. Bus 26 will terminate in the old town center. Alternatively walk from Nordhavn train station (10 minutes / 750 m / half a mil).
The Copenhagen buses to the ferry terminal:
- Bus 27 connects Østerport Station and Oceankaj.
- Bus 26 runs around much of the center of Copenhagen, including the main train station, Tivoli, Christiansborg, Kongens Nytorv, National Gallery, and Østerport Station en route to the ferry terminal. It is a slow ride around the city – train passengers and those near the main train station may do better to take a train to Østerport Station and the bus from there.
Only buses 26 that display Færgeterminal Søndre Frihavn as destination stop at the ferry – others terminate earlier at Østerport station. Change here to the next bus 26, 27, or walk.
Bus 26 or 27 take less than 5 minutes from Østerport Station to the DFDS ferry terminal and generally run around three times per hour. Alternatively, it is just more than a kilometer / 15 minutes walk, or a bit faster from Nordhavn station.
From Copenhagen Airport to the DFDS ferry terminal, several options are available but the following two are the simplest:
- The easier is to take a train from the airport towards Helsingør and change at Østerport station to bus 26 or 27 or walk. The train runs generally three times per hour.
- Alternatively take the metro to Kongs Nytorv station and then change to bus 26. The metro runs very frequently.
Other options are not really worth the added transfer hassles. Traveling time for either way is less than 40 minutes and requires as zone 1-3 ticket, currently DKK36 if bought as a single ticket from a bus driver or station vending machine.
Getting to the DFDS Ferry Terminal in Oslo
The DFDS Ferry Terminal in Oslo, Akerhusstranda 31, Skur 42, 0150 Oslo, is near the center of the city and most passengers simply walk from the city or, if using public transportation, from the train station where most buses and trams also stop.
The Akerhus fortress and the white Opera House are within sight of the boat. The train station with a wide range of public transportation (train, metro, tram, bus) is a short walk past the Operaen while the Bygdøy ferry boats and further tram stops are a short walk past the fortress towards the town hall.
Bus 60 stop at the ferry terminal at stop Vippetange but unless already on the bus, most passengers would do better to simply walk from the train station (Jernbanetorget).
Driving in Oslo is fairly complicated due to the tunneling system under the city center and harbor (the glass structure between the ferry boat and Opera House is part of the tunnel ventilation system). Fortunately, the exits from the tunnel are available in the main road in front of the ferry terminal – long detours are necessary if the turn-off is missed. It is very difficult to get to this part of the city without using the tunnels.
Parking is available directly at the ferry terminal but very expensive (like the rest of Oslo). Cheaper parking is available in the streets nearby but time restricted.
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