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Getting to Sylt

Whether you travel by car, train, ship, or plane – all roads lead to Sylt.

Many roads lead to Rome – and many to Sylt!

Wheather you prefer a comfortable flight to Sylt from many direct connections europewide, or if you prefer to bring your vehicle and cross the Wadden Sea by ferry or train, there are many options to get on the island.

Here you find some useful information about how to get on the island.

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By plane

The fastest way to get to Germany's most famous holiday island is by air. There are scheduled flights from various German cities. International connections are possible with several airlines. Sylt's airport is located in the heart of the island.

Airlines flying to Sylt:

Eurowings (from Dusseldorf, Cologne or Stuttgart)
Lufthansa (from Munich or Frankfurt/Main)
Rhein-Neckar Air (from Mannheim or Kassel)
SWISS (from Zurich)
SYLT AIR (from Hamburg)

By train

If you prefer leaving your car at home, you can reach Sylt comfortably by train. The Hindenburgdamm with its railway tracks connects the island to the mainland. Every hour a train goes from Hamburg to Sylt taking 3 hours for the ride. There are as well several direct connections from other big German cities every day. Just type in „Westerland/Sylt“ as your destination in the Deutsche Bahn booking system.

Deutsche Bahn

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By car

If you choose to go by car, you will cover the last leg of your journey by motorail. After you board the train in Niebüll, a 40-minute ride over the Hindenburgdamm causeway will take you across the tidal flats to Westerland.
There are two train companies covering the car train transport to Sylt:

DB Sylt Shuttle
Tel.: +49 (0) 800 8228383

RDC Autozug Sylt
Tel.: +49 (0) 4661 7368727

By ferry

Alternatively, you can travel by sea: a modern ferry carries both passengers and vehicles from Rømø, Sylt's Danish neighbouring island, to List. You can reach Rømø from the mainland via a free of charge roadway. The mini-cruise across the North Sea takes about 40 minutes.

Rømø-Sylt Linie GmbH & Co. KG
Tel.: +49 (0) 461 864601

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