There are direct trains to Berlin, Rostock and Hamburg. With regional trains, you can also take trips to the islands of Rügen and Usedom. The university and Hanseatic town is well-connected in the long-distance coach network.
There are two exits for Greifswald on the A20.
There are airports in Rostock-Laage, Neubrandenburg and in Heringsdorf on Usedom. Many people now also fly to the Szczecin airport in Poland.
There are ferry connections to Scandinavia from Sassnitz and Rostock as well as from Świnoujście on Usedom. You can’t reach the city directly on the Ryck, which flows into the Baltic Sea, but you can set out to sea with historical ships and excursion boats.

Many roads lead to Greifswald...

The university and Hanseatic town on the Greifswalder Bodden lies directly between the islands of Usedom and Rügen.
The cyclist-friendly town can be reached by car on the Baltic Sea motorway A20 and offers a direct train connection to Berlin.

University and Hanseatic town of Greifswald

Photo: Oliver Böhm
Photo: Jan Meßerschmidt

When you drive to Greifswald, you end up in the holiday region between Usedom and Rügen. The Vorpommern “Bodden” landscape offers appealing destinations all year round. Bodden are saltwater basins or lagoons found mostly on the southwestern shores of the Baltic Sea. Of course you’d like to see where you’re headed first:

The Vorpommern Region

Further Information on How to Travel to Greifswald

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