The ferry route from Ystad in Sweden to Rønne is the most popular ferry route to the Danish island of Bornholm in the middle of The Baltic Sea. The ferry departs from Ystad up to eight times daily in the high season in the summertime – and up to five times the rest of the year.
The ferries on the Ystad-Bornholm route are the fast ferries Villum Clausen and the brand new ferry Leonora Christine from 2011, which crosses The Baltic Sea from Sweden to Bornholm in just 1 hour and 20 minutes. However in rough weather during the winter months, the regular ferry M/F Povl Anker is used as a backup ferry. The crossing time will then be 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The driving time from Copenhagen via The Oresund Bridge to Ystad in Sweden by car is 60 minutes, making it possible to get to Bornholm in just two and half hour by car via Sweden.
When using the train from Copenhagen, Intercity Bornholm, in combination with the Ystad-Rønne ferry, you can get to Bornholm in just three hours from Copenhagen. Another possible connection is Bornholmerbussen (bus number 866), which leaves from Copenhagen Central Station and arrives about 70 minutes later at the ferry dock in Ystad before the ferry leaves for Bornholm.
Facts on Ystad-Rønne ferry:
Ferry Company: BornholmerFærgen
Crossing time (fast ferries): 1 hour 20 minutes
Crossing time (M/F Povl Anker): 2 hours 30 minutes
Meeting time before departure: 1 hour for car travellers and 15 minutes for walking passengers
Address on the terminal in Ystad:
Address on BornholmerFærgen in Rønne:
Reservation by phone:
(+45) 70 23 15 15
By Henrik Lange, Highways-Denmark.com