Esbjerg has a direct line to Copenhagen (around 3 hours journey) with trains every three hours or so daytime, and there are also several trains to Arhus. Changing at nearby Bramming, you can also get to historic Ribe easily.
- Budget Travel
Ferries sail to Esbjerg from Harwich in England at least twice a week. At the moment, the DFDS Scandinavian Seaways use the "Dana Sirena" which is a freight liner renovated to also suite a small amount of passengers and this makes it quite a relaxed crossing as you have just enough to make the 17 hour crossing comfortable - a couple of restaurants, a bar, a cafe, small shop, kids playroom and a deck bar, whilst having none of the rowdyness of bigger ferries with discos and lots of parties going on. Cabins come for between 2-6 people and several have TV apart from being en suite. I certainly hope to use it more frequently. Some years ago, I took the Gothenburg to Harwich and then Newcastle ferry, run by the same company until it was discontinued in 2006, but in fact I prefer this route now that I am in the south of Sweden, especially since it cuts travel time by nearly six hours as you are already by the North Sea coast when you start off in Denmark.
- Sailing and Boating
- Road Trip
By car. The town should be within easy reach from most places in central mainland Denmark or even northern Germany, but of course it's quite a long way away if you happen to be in Copenhagen ...
On a bike. But beware - as far as I know there's only one place in Esbjerg where you can rent a bike, so better bring your own! (Where to rent a bike? According to us, this is the only place to rent one: Skraentens Cykelwerksted, Villy Hundrup, Hj. Skraenten/Kirkegade 6700 Esbjerg tel.: 75-457505)