Transport infrastructure

Ports, waterways and ferry connections

Nearly two thirds of the total cargo volume handled in Germany’s Baltic ports is accounted for by Schleswig-Holstein.

Lübeck og Travemünde:

Cargo handling volume (2019): 22,1 mt

Kiel:

Cargo handling volume (2019): 7.0 mt
Ferry connections to Göteborg, Oslo and Klaipeda

Brunsbüttel Ports:

Cargo handling volume (2019): 13.7 mt

Rendsburg Ports/ Kreishafen Rendsburg:

Cargo handling volume (2019): around 500,000 t

Kiel Canal:

2019: 28.797 ships carrying 83.5 mt of cargo

Railways

  • From Kiel Central Station
  • to Hamburg Central Station: 1 h 16 min
  • to Hamburg Airport: 1 h 25 min
  • to Neumünster: 20 – 25 min
  • to Lübeck Central Station: 1 h 8 min – 1 h 28 min
  • to Lübeck Airport: 1 h 33 min

Motorways and main roads/hinterland connections

  • Average journey times for lorries from Schleswig-Holstein to
  • France 16 h
  • Netherlands 8 h
  • Belgium 14 h
  • Switzerland 15 h
  • Austria 18 h
  • Czech Republic 18 h
  • Poland 11 h

Airports

  • Airport Hamburg as an international hub
  • Lübeck-Blankensee Airport for international regular and charter flights
  • Kiel-Holtenau Airport and other small airfields throughout the state
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