Going from Copenhagen to Aarhus in East Jutland by car can be done via The Great Belt Bridge or by ferry from the tip of the narrow peninsula of Zealand (Danish: Sjællands Odde). From Odden, Mols-Linien operates a ferry route from Odden to Aarhus – as well as a ferry route from Odden to Ebeltoft on Djursland northeast of Aarhus.
The Odden-Aarhus route is the most busy ferry route across Kattegat, and Mols-Linien offers several departures from both Odden and Aarhus every day. On the busiest travel days during the summer season, Mols-Linien offers hourly departures.
The ferry route from Odden to Aarhus is operated by two catamaran ferries. A new and even bigger fast ferry than the present two ferries is on the way, and will start operating in the middle of May 2012. The present ferries can only carry regular passenger cars and smaller vans and trailers, but the new fast ferry can also transport trucks and busses. The crossing time from Odden to Aarhus is 70 minutes.
Copenhagen and Odden is connection by Highway 21, which for the most part is motorway and two lane expressway. However, when arriving in Aarhus, you arrive more or less in Downtown Aarhus. So if Aarhus isn’t your destination, and you want to avoid driving through the downtown area and save time, consider using the Odden-Ebeltoft route instead.
Facts on Odden-Aarhus ferry:
Ferry Company: Mols-Linien
Crossing time: 70 minutes
Meeting time before departure – passenger cars: 10 minutes
Meeting time before departure – walking passengers: 15 minutes
Address on Mols-Linien’s terminal in Odden:
4583 Sjællands Odde
Address on Mols-Liniens terminal in Aarhus:
Dalergade 2, Pier III
8000 Aarhus C
Reservation by phone:
(+45) 70 10 14 18
By Henrik Lange, Highways-Denmark.com