Important to know before you travel – In order to travel with Hansa Destinations to Sweden, you must present your valid ID document at check-in.

How do I travel with Hansa Destinations?

Hansa Destinations offers trips between Nynäshamn and Rostock, some departures go by Visby.

The journey between Nynäshamn (Stockholm) and Rostock (Germany) takes about 18 hours or 14 hours if you choose to travel from Visby.

How do I book a trip?

You can book your trip online on our website. You can also email us: or call +46 (0)771 70 25 50

Are there cabins on the ferry?

Yes, there are cabins on board. The easiest way is to add the cabin when you book your ticket.

  • There are both 2 and 4 bed cabins and most of them have a sea view.
  • Special cabins are available for guests travelling with pets.
  • There are also adapted cabins for wheelchair users.
  • It is possible to book a seat in a lounge chair, in this case, the seat is included in the passenger ticket.


You must carry your own luggage on board and be responsible for it. There is no luggage storage on board, but luggage must be kept in the cabin or by your lounge chair for safety reasons. In the terminals in Nynäshamn and Visby there are storage boxes.

May I stay on board when travelling during the day?

No, you have to gett off the ferry. You are also not allowed to board earlier or leave your belongings behind.

Are there cots for children?

Yes, there are some cots that you can pre-book via: or call us on +46 (0)771 70 25 50

The cot costs EUR 10 and is suitable for children up to 3 years old, and if you pre-book it, it will be folded up in your cabin when you come on board.

Can I travel with animals?

It is possible to travel with animals on Hansa Destinations. If the animal is taken up to the cabin, an animal cabin must be booked, read the conditions here. We also provide an outdoor area on deck 8 where you can walk your dog.

Please note that pets may not be unattended in the cabin

It is also possible to leave your pet in the vehicle. You must regularly visit your animal in the vehicle during the crossing. The reception on deck 7 will give you all the information you need about visiting your pet on the car deck.

Please note: As a pet owner, you have full responsibility for your animal(s).

What does it cost to travel with Hansa Destinations?

Hansa Destinations has a differentiated price list and ticket prices vary depending on the season, destination or departure time. For the current price of your trip, please go to the online booking.

Ticket alternatives

There are three different ticket alternatives:

  • Mini: a cheaper option for those who know they are going.
  • Flexi: option to rebook, you know you're going but want to be able to change your travel day.
  • Flexiplus: for those who want the possibility to both change and get your money back.

The difference in price between a Mini and Flexiplus ticket is about 30%.

Is there a waiting list that I can sign up for if it is fully booked?

No, but keep an eye on our website or contact us if there are cancellations.

Can I travel with vehicle?

Yes, you can bring your vehicle.

Can I charge my electric car on board the ferry?

No, it is not possible to charge your car on board due to safety reasons.

Can I plug my motorhome/caravan into an electrical socket on board the ferry during the journey?

No, due safety reasons it is not possible to use on-board electrical outlets for motorhomes/caravans.

How do I check-in to the ship?

Check-in opens 1.5 hours before departure. When checking in, please have your ticket and ID ready for a smooth entry. It is not possible to book trips less than 1 hour before departure time.

In Nynäshamn and Visby you check in at the terminal and board the ferry via the terminal. In Rostock, as a pedestrian, you check in at the terminal building for boarding via car deck. If you are travelling by vehicle, you check in via the car check-in in the respective port. In Nynäshamn and Rostock, disembarkation is via car deck.


The gates close 20 minutes before departure. If the time limit is exceeded, the seat is considered cancelled and can be given to another passenger.

Check-in time

  • Check-in passengers: 20 minutes before departure
  • Check in passenger cars: 20 minutes before departure
  • Check-in group travels: 60 minutes before departure
  • Check-in unbooked passengers: 60 minutes before departure

Payment in the terminals and on the ship

We strive to be cashless in the terminals, it is always possible to pay any supplement with a credit card (Visa and Mastercard). On board, you can pay with Visa, Mastercard, SEK and EUR (but not EUR 500 bills).

Can I change money on board?

No, but you can pay with cash (SEK and EUR) and with Visa and Mastercard.

Is there Wifi access during the journey?

Yes, but there is not coverage all the way.

Is food served on board?

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available on board in the restaurant on deck 7. Vegetarian options are available. Please contact the staff on board if you have any allergies or if you require special diets such as lactose-free or gluten-free.

At our bar you can enjoy a glass of wine or a beer in friendly company in a relaxed atmosphere.

Can I book a table in the restaurant?

There is no need to pre-book. You are welcome directly in the restaurant.

Is there any entertainment on board?

We focus primarily on freight transport. Passengers are warmly welcomed on board but it will not resemble a traditional cruise ship. We will do our very best to ensure you have a pleasant journey.

How do I get the key to the cabin?

At the information desk on board.

Are the cabins shared with other passengers?

No, you have the cabin for yourself or with your travel companions.

What are the times of the crossings?

The journey takes approximately 18 hours. Whether we go via Visby or not, departure and arrival will be at about the same time in Nynäshamn and Rostock. The journey between Visby and Rostock takes approximately 14 hours.

Transport options in Rostock

There are several ways to travel from the port of Rostock. Public transport and taxi. More information can be found here.

Transport options in Nynäshamn

From Nynäshamn there are both commuter trains and buses to Stockholm and Södertälje. More information can be found here.

There are also a number of taxi companies:

Transport options in Visby

On Gotland there are only buses in the public transport system. For the current timetable and line information can be found here.

Local taxi can be found at Taxi Gotland

What does Hansa Destinations do to minimize its impact on the environment? 

We look after our common environment and promote sustainable development. We do this by minimizing the impact of our activities on both the marine and the land-based environment by constantly striving to: 

  • Minimize emissions of greenhouse gases
  • Minimize harmful emissions into the sea, such as spillage and leakage of hydraulic oils, stern tube oils and lubricants
  • Continuously reduce the use of environment-impacting chemicals
  • Reduce the amount of waste from our activities
  • Optimize methods for controlling and minimizing energy consumption in climate systems, hot water consumption and heating, for example

We have an environmentally efficient fleet of ferries and have an ongoing development process for environmental improvement. The ferry services’ environmental management system has been certified to ISO 14001 since 2003. 


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Full terms and conditions

For our full terms and conditions click here.

Freight Customers

For more information about Freight, please click here.