Brunsbuttel ferry port in Germany connects you with Cuxhaven in Germany with a choice of up to 10 ferry crossings per day. The duration of the Brunsbuttel to Cuxhaven crossing is from 1 hour 20 minutes and the crossing is operated by Elb Link.
Found at the mouth of the major River Elbe is the port town of Brunsbuttel. This small settlement surrounds the western opening of the magnificent Kiel Canal, a man-made waterway that stretches across the entire width of the northern tip of Germany and ranks as one of the busiest artificial canals in the world.
Though established as an industrial powerhouse in the 1960s, Brunsbuttel has retained its status as a quiet riverside community. Green parks offer prime views across the canal and towards the miscellany of ships that pass, while the ivy-covered town hall is a prominent feature in the centre of town.
The port of Brunsbuttel is large, though much of the space is dedicated to handling commercial cargo rather than serving passengers. Facilities at the ferry terminal are scarce, the area consisting of nothing more than a car park and a long pier that extends from the north bank of the river.
Travelling to and from the port can prove difficult. Bus services are limited and the nearest train station is found in the town of Wilster 10-miles away. The major city of Hamburg however, home to an international airport and transport links that lead across the rest of Germany, is just an hour and a half drive east along the B5 and A23 motorways.
An Elb-Link service leaves the port multiple times each day, heading the short trip west across the mouth of the River Elbe to the German port of Cuxhaven on the opposite bank.
Zum Elbdeich, 25541 Brunsbüttel
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