Billede af Ærø færgen

Ferries and “Ø-kort” (Island card)

It is possible to travel to and from Ærø by using one of the following three ferry routes:

  • Ærøskøbing-Svendborg
  • Søby- Fynshav
  • Søby- Faaborg

… There are numerous daily departures, and as islanders the ferry trips become a normal part of everyday life. For some, this may require some adjustment, but within a short period of time, most people find that the ferry crossing becomes a welcome opportunity for contemplation, calm, relaxation, presence and conversation. Many also take advantage of the ferry crossing to get some work done.  

When you have moved to Ærø you can apply for an ”Ø-kort” (Island card) at Borgerservice in the town hall in Ærøskøbing. The “Ø-kort” gives you a discount on the ferry ticket to and from the island. During the last year however, the government has subsidised the ferries in Denmark – the so-called highway principle – which means that the ferry prices have periodically been lowered for everyone, and thus suspending the need for the “Ø-kort”.

Air taxi

In addition to the ferries, you can also travel to and from Ærø by a small aircraft. Ærø has its own airfield where you can order an air taxi. The company Starling Air can fly you to over 600 destinations in Denmark and Europe.

Busses on Ærø – and yes, they are free


Billede af bus skur

The busses on Ærø are free. There is an hourly service on weekdays and a little fewer departures during weekends. The longest bus route is along the main road from Marstal via Ærøskøbing to Søby. The stops along this route will take you through, or close to, many of Ærø’s villages: Dunkær, St. Rise, Ll. Rise, Nevre, Stokkeby, Tranderup, Vindeballe, Bregninge, Skovby og Leby.

In addition, there is a shorter route which runs a couple of times a day from Marstal through Ommel, Kragnæs and Græsvænge.

The school children have designated school buses to ensure the travel time is as short as possible. These buses are not available to the public.