The city of Rostock is located in the German state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and is also the largest city in the state. The city is situated on the Warnow river and is in very close proximity to the Baltic Sea coast. Most of the notable attractions in the city are gathered in the historic city center. The city is home to one of the world’s oldest universities, which was founded in the 15th century. Due to the city’s vicinity to the sea there are many wonderful beaches tourists can visit. Rostock is a typical German city, with its population of about 200,000 comprised of Germans who have been living in the city for a few generations.
Top places worth seeing in the city are the quaint shops located around the historic city center and vibrant cafes and restaurants where you can dine on delicious examples of German and international cuisine. The city is centrally located, with convenient direct and connecting air travel to many other cities in Germany and around the world. You can fly to the capital, Berlin, and many other European cities from Rostock-Laage Airport.
Whichever means of transportation you use to get to Rostock city center from Rostock-Laage airport, it will take a maximum of 40 minutes. There are a variety of convenient transportation alternatives available to get to the city center from the airport including taxis, rental cars, buses, and S-Bahn commuter trains.
There are S-Bahn trains that depart from the platform at the airport exit and provide transportation to the city center. These trains run frequently throughout the day. It is incredibly convenient and comfortable to travel to the city via these trains. They provide transportation to the main terminal, which is in very close proximity to the city center.
There are many bus stops located at the airport exit. Bus 127 departs from Rostock-Laage Airport and provides direct transportation to the city center.
As of 2016, the bus fare for a one-way ticket was 9.80 euros. You can purchase tickets via the Flughafen Ticket system. Bus 127 provides transportation to the main bus station, which is very close to the city center, in about 35 minutes.
Stops along bus 127’s route are as follows: Rostock-Laage Airport, Rostock Stemter/IHK, Rostock, Am Rosengarten, Deutsche Med-Platz, and 20B am Haupthahnhof (bus station). For more detailed information, you can visit rebus.de.
If you are in a hurry we would recommend taking a taxi to the city center because it is the fastest transportation alternative. Taxis are readily available at the airport exit. It takes about 30 to 35 minutes to get to the city center from Rostock-Laage Airport via taxi. A taxi to the city costs about 40 euros. The most popular taxi company in Rostock is Taxi Below (03814968966). You can contact this company in advance and inform them of your arrival date and time for more affordable rates.
Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by rental car. There are a lot of rental car companies at the airport including Europcar, Hertz, and Avis. You can also book a vehicle in advance by making a reservation online. Make sure to have an internationally valid driver’s license with you. It takes about 20-25 minutes to get to Rostock city center from the airport by car.
Once you exit the airport head down L13 to Laage B103. Continue on this road and get on the A19 (E55) motorway. Rostock city center is located at the exit of this highway.Last Updated: January 27, 2017