Fuel charge

Scandlines charges a fuel surcharge per crossing. The surcharge will be adjusted quarterly under consideration of market developments. 

  • The following surcharge are valid for all new bookings as of

    April 1st 2024



    Fuel surcharge per bus / single trip

    Rødby-Puttgarden* <8 m € 3
    >8 m € 7
    Gedser-Rostock* <8 m € 5
    >8 m € 11


    The following surcharge are valid for all new bookings as of

    July 1st 2024



    Fuel surcharge per bus / single trip

    Rødby-Puttgarden* <8 m € 3
    >8 m € 8
    Gedser-Rostock* <8 m € 6
    >8 m € 12


    *Both routes in combination with Öresund Bridge and Helsingør-Helsingborg


    The change of the originally booked departure is free of charge.

    The fuel surcharge will be adjusted every 3 months and charged per bus per single ticket. Please note that if a rebooking is made, and the price for the fuel surcharge has been changed during the period between the date of the initial booking and the day of the re-booking, a corresponding price adjustment will be made.

    In case the bus is not checked in for the booked departure on the travel day this is also registered as a re-booking, and a re-calculation of the fuel surcharge will take place.

CO2 emission surcharge

According to EU regulations (ETS) a new CO2 contribution has to be applied for the entire transport and travel industry from 2024. This surcharge will be calculated per transported vehicle/passenger depending on the share from the entire CO2 load and valid CO2 pricing by ETS. 

The particular amount may vary by time and will be published
and continuously updated.

Further information will be provided in due course.

Supplement for busses with more than 60 passenger


The supplement for busses with more than 60 passenger will apply for each ferry crossing on the Rostock-Gedser und Puttgarden-Rødby route.

  • The surcharge will be added to the booking confirmation, via the Service Center, if the number exceed 60 passengers incl. driver and guide. Valid for all days and for all ticket types (inc. Combi Tickets to Sweden) on route Rostock-Gedser and Puttgarden-Rødby v.v. The surcharge is EUR 50 per departure and bus.

    If the number of passengers changes to less than 60 passengers, the Service Center has to be informed accordingly to our rebooking and cancellation conditions.

    If the change is not communicated in advance, the surcharge will remain and be invoiced. even if the number of passengers are changed on the departure day at check-in.



Bus Handling Fee

If you would like to purchase and pay for your bus crossing at the harbor the ticket will be subject to a Bus Handling Fee. We will charge a Bus Handling Fee starting at 30 €.

You can avoid paying Bus Handling Fees by buying tickets in advance via our service centers:  

Scandinavian clients: grupper@scandlines.com

Continental clients: gruppen@scandlines.com

Our registered clients with a valid Scandlines customer ID book their tickets on their active customer accounts without handling fees.

To apply for a Scandlines bus customer account contact our service centers accordingly (preconditions apply).