How to get to the island of Aeroe
There is no bridge to Aeroe. It is an island, which means to get to it you have to sail or fly.
There is an airfield on Aeroe, so it is possible to fly.
There are some very experienced kayakers that row from Germany, but usually sailors choose sailboats and yachts, as Aeroe is part of an island archipelago in friendly sailing waters.
For less exotic travel, there are 3 ferry ports, 2 on funen, in the cities of Fåborg and Svendborg and one close to the Danish/German border at Fynshav on the island of Als. All 3 ferries take cars, bikes and foot passengers. For a ca,r make sure to reserve a space, which can be done here: https://aeroe-ferry.dk/home-en/#/
Public transport can get you to each of the ferry harbors. If arriving in Denmark by plane, either in Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport or Jutland’s Billund Airport, it will be easiest and quickest to take trains to Svendborg.
However, if you choose to celebrate Copenhagen pride and travel to Aeroe the following Sunday morning, the festival will arrange busses at a reasonable price. Follow here for more information.
If you are arriving at Billund Airport and wish to travel to Aeroe on Sunday morning, please let us know. If there are enough passengers we will arrange for bus transport, at your own cost.
How to move around on Aeroe
Public busses on Aeroe are free. They will also transport bicycles with passengers.
Busses go once every hour. Busses leave Søby and Marstal harbors on the hour and leave Ærøskøbing harbor in both directions half past the hour.
Find the bus schedule and map here: Aeroe bus schedule
If you arrive by ferry on foot or with your bicycle, you will be able to catch a bus soon thereafter. Note, if you do not catch this bus, you will have to wait an hour.
Festival activities are planned to start and end so that bus transport is possible.
Aeroe is a lovely island to bicycle on. The terrain is quite hilly, except for the route from Marstal to Ærøskøbing, which takes about 1 hour. It is possible to rent bicycles on the island, however, not for small children.
You may bring your car to Aeroe. Note: if you are bringing a car on the ferry make sure to reserve a space (see above).
Parking is free. You are encouraged to park outside of the old town centers in Marstal and Ærøskøbing.
It’s lovely to walk on Aeroe, and often a necessity. That is why it may be a good idea to prioritize bringing a stroller or a pram if you have small children or babies. Small scooters or push-bikes are also useful for small legs, as are carriers.
Note: activities for small children are planned with a slow movement tempo in mind, and therefore close to bus stops.
Many buildings have poor wheelchair access and the cobblestones that are so charming in the old part of Ærøskøbing are difficult to traverse in a chair that is not electric. If traveling with a wheelchair or walker, plan to spend extra time on transport.