Rügen Island in detail

Getting Around

Rügen is covered with trails that are perfect for bikes and hikers. Tourist offices sell oodles of maps and route guides.


Adler-Schiffe will carry you around the coast from Göhren to Sassnitz, via Sellin and Binz between April and October. Most legs cost €10 each.


RPNV Buses link practically all communities, though service can be sporadic. Fares are according to distance: Binz to Göhren, for example, costs €5.50. Tickets can be purchased on board.

Car & Motorcycle

If you don’t have much time, a car is the most convenient (if not the most environmentally friendly) mode of transport on Rügen Island. The main artery is the B96.


More than just a tourist attraction, the Rügensche Bäderbahn steam train serves as a handy mode of transport as it chuffs between Putbus and Göhren. En route, it stops in Binz, Jagdschloss Granitz, Sellin and Baabe. Much of the narrow track passes through sun-dappled forest. It's nickname is the ironic 'Rasender Roland' (Rushing Roland).

The main interchange with the regular rail network is at Putbus. In Binz, the DB and RBB stations are 2km apart.

The route is divided into five zones, each costing €2.20. There are family discounts and a range of passes available.