Getting to the DFDS Seaways car and passenger ferry boat terminals in Copenhagen and Oslo is easy by bus, taxi, train, metro, and 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. Bus 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.
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 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 27 stops directly at the ferry terminal – use bus stop Færgeterminal Søndre Frihavn. Tickets may be bought from the driver and all forms of day passes and travel cards are accepted.
All buses 27 departing from the east of Østerport station stop at Færgeterminal Søndre Frihavn. Up to eight buses per hour are available with buses displaying Færgeterminal Søndre Frihavn as final destination taking around 10 minutes while those with Oceankaj as final destination taking only 4 minutes. Only three to four buses per hour are available from the ferry terminal – use only buses with Østerport as the final destination.
Alternatively, it is a short walk from two train and metro stations. Nordhavn train station is the closest but not all trains stop here (10 minutes / 750 m / half a mile) and about the same from the metro station (Line M4 – blue). Almost all trains stop at Østerport train and metro (M3 / M4) station (15 minutes / 1.5 km / a mile) — taking bus 27 from here is certainly a more pleasant option.
Since mid-October 2019, bus 26 terminates in the old town and no longer run all the way to the ferry terminal.
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 27 or walk. The train runs generally three times per hour.
- Alternatively, take the metro to Kongs Nytorv station and then change metro M3 or M4 to catch bus 27 from Østerport station.
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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