I'd like to know if it's possible to drive to Copenhagen using only car, meaning no ferry from Puttgarden to Rødby. I'm asking this because the ferry costs around 200 euros, and if I can drive around it then I'd rather do that.

As you can see in this image, it says I need to go via ferry (veerboot):


but if I drag the route over the land, it doesn't say that anymore:


but I need to pay money to go across the border. (If anyone knows around how much that is, that would be helpful too!)

If Google Maps is right, then why would people pay 200 euros to get across by ferry if they can spend 20 minutes more and skip the ferry?


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Most people didn't think to click OPTIONS and select Avoid Ferries. The route you are asking about would appear instantly if you do this.

Note that on this route there is a €34 one way toll for crossing the Storebælt bridge. (There are also return tolls for evenings, weekends and bank holidays.) This route is also about 140km longer than the route using the ferry, so you use additional fuel.

The ferry web site shows prices starting at €39, but these appear to be available only if you book well in advance, with prices becoming much higher later or on the day. This isn't compatible with a long distance road trip where you can't really predict your arrival time at the ferry. I suggest you take the land route and enjoy the bridge crossing.

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    I'm going to guess confusion of Euro with Danish Crown. 1 Euro = 7.6 DKK. Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 1:21
  • I have this for example i.gyazo.com/7ad2f8eb29760ca10eb93f4e6b993be3.png it says 186 euros. I have no idea how it gets so high. I guess thats my bad for not doing enough research then.
    – Déjà vu
    Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 1:26
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    Yes, ithought so Michael. Thank you for answering. Ill go drive across the bridge then!
    – Déjà vu
    Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 1:29
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    Does your 140km difference already take into account that your car travels 0 km while on the ferry, or is it the total difference in route length? Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 17:43
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    @HagenvonEitzen Your car travels 0 meters while on the ferry. Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 17:46

Yes you can, just say you wanna pitstop/go through the city "odense". It's the "central" city of the island in the middle "fyn".

There is only one paid bridge from "Fyn/odense" to "sjælland/københavn". It costs approx. 67€

  • That's the return price. One way is €34. Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 18:31

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