Getting there

Whether you travel by car, train, ship, or plane -

All roads lead to Sylt.

Getting there

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.

By train

If you prefer leaving your car at home, you can reach Sylt comfortably by train. There are several direct connections from Hamburg as well as inter-city connections from other big cities every day.

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. The mini-cruise across the North Sea takes about 40 minutes.

By airplane

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 AirBerlin and Lufthansa. Sylt’s airport is located in the heart of the island.


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Tip (not only) for day visitors:

You can also park your car on the mainland and cross over by passenger train, of course. Getting around on the island is no problem: taxis, buses and hire cars are waiting to take you wherever you want to go.