The event venue at the Olympic Sailing Center Kiel-Schilksee is also easy and uncomplicated to reach from the sea. The state capital Kiel is located at the slightly salty sea of the Bay of Kiel, which touches the Scandinavian peninsula, the European mainland and the Danish islands.
Coming from the sea, Kiel can be reached from the entire German territory with a day trip. The famous Kiel lighthouse is always the final target. To save the way over the Kattegat / Skagerak, the Kiel Canal (Kiel Canal) is about 100 nm long.
|Aarhus||118 nautical miles|
|Copenhagen||150 nautical miles|
|Gothenburg||218 nautical miles|
|The Hague||300 nautical miles (via Kiel Canal)|
|Gydnia||330 nautical miles|
|Oslo||350 nautical miles|
|Stockholm||490 nautical miles|
|Tallinn||630 nautical miles|
By air, Kiel can be reached best via the International Airport in Hamburg. There are 3 options to continue the #roadtokiel:
Option 1: You take a specific transfer bus. The “Kielius“ (coloured in orange and green) leaves the airport at Terminal 1, Platform B of the bus terminal approximately once every hour. It reaches Kiel main bus station “Kiel ZOB” (Central Station) after a driving time of 90 min. Tickets can be purchased on the bus (22 EUR single way) or online (21 EUR single way). There you have to take a taxi which costs about 25 EUR to get to Schilksee.
Option 2: You can take the VINETA Airport Service. It’s a door-to-door service. You must reserved in advance online under vineta.taxi4me.net or by phone under (+49 (0) 431 77080) from 0900 – 09300. The ticket can online paid by card. More info at shop.kielexx.de. The price is about 99 EUR single way. The sailing venue is a little outside of the city center.
Option 3: As soon as you are a group of 3-5 people there is a transfer service by van. The costs are 87.50 EUR (170 EUR return ticket). If you prefer this travel please contact the company (+49 (0) 431 77080) or the Racing Management Team.
Kiel central station is located directly in the city center. Unless you are arriving from the north (Flensburg/Denmark), you are very likely to travel via Hamburg and maybe changing trains there. From Hamburg, trains to Kiel leave at least once an hour (until about midnight).
For train connections, timetables and online reservations please check www.bahn.de.
When searching for connections, your final destination is “Kiel Hbf“.
To travel on you can take a taxi or the public bus. Both stations are located in front of the central station “Kiel HBF”. For more information regarding the public bus please read the categorie Bus.
Kiel can also be reached by Sea. On a daily basis ferries like the “Stena Line“ and “Color Line“ connect Kiel with destinations in the north. The ferry dock is also located in the city center and has a direct connection to the road network.
To travel on you can take a taxi or the public bus. Both stations are located in walking distance. For more information regarding the public bus please read the categorie Bus.
The buses with the number 501 and 502 depart in front of the central station “Kiel Hauptbahnhof“ and go to the sailing venue “Kiel Olympiazentrum”. The journey costs 2.60 EUR and takes about 40 minutes. The buses run at least twice per hour. However it is more comfortable and faster to take a taxi.
Kiel is nearby the A7 motorway (Autobahn A7) and is well signposted.
From the north (Denmark/Flensburg): head south on the A7 motorway and exit onto the A210 to Kiel at “Kreuz Rendsburg”.
From the south: head north on the A7 motorway via Hamburg and exit onto the A215 to Kiel at “Dreieck Bordesholm”.
Simplest Option: If you have a navigation system type in the address mentioned above.