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. You could also leave your vehicle at home and get on the Island by train.
Here you find some useful information about how to get on the island.
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. Alternatively, you can fly to Hamburg. The train ride from Hamburg Airport to Westerland/Sylt takes around 4 hours.
Airlines flying to Sylt:
If you prefer leaving your car at home, you can reach Sylt comfortably by train. The Bahndamm with its railway tracks connects the island to the mainland. Every hour a train goes from Hamburg (train station Altona) to Sylt taking 3 hours for the ride. There are as well several direct InterCity connections from other big German cities every day. Just type in „Westerland/Sylt“ as your destination in the Deutsche Bahn booking system.
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 Bahndamm causeway will take you across the tidal flats to Westerland.
There are two train companies covering the car train transport to Sylt:
Alternatively, you can travel by sea: two modern ferries (FRS Syltfähre) carry 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.
If you are traveling without a car, you can get from Cuxhaven to Hörnum on Sylt with a ship from Adler Schiffe (only in summer).
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