FRS Helgoline offers additional trips with the HSC "Halunder Jet" from Brunsbüttel to Cuxhaven and Helgoland from 03.04.2024

FRS Helgoline has been transporting passengers to the island of Heligoland for 40 years and is celebrating its anniversary this year. Based in Flensburg, the shipping company is expanding its services this year by adding Brunsbüttel as another departure port alongside Hamburg and Cuxhaven. Tim Kunstmann, Managing Director of FRS Helgoline, commented on this development: "We are pleased to offer our passengers departures to Heligoland from Schleswig-Holstein in addition to Hamburg and Lower Saxony. This significantly reduces travel time to the offshore island from many regions of Schleswig-Holstein, and marks the beginning of a new chapter in FRS Helgoline's 40-year history."

The crossing time to Heligoland with the HSC "Halunder Jet" from Brunsbüttel is approximately two hours. Since 2023, the high-speed catamaran docks at the inner harbor, allowing passengers to make more effective use of their time by arriving directly in the island center. The regular season for the "Halunder Jet" starts from March 15, 2024, with departures from Hamburg and Cuxhaven to Heligoland. Departures from Brunsbüttel will be offered from April 3, 2024, to November 3, 2024, every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Additionally, guests have the opportunity to reach Cuxhaven within 40 minutes by catamaran, where they can, for example, spend a day trip for €39.90 per adult. Tickets are now available online at or at the company's ticket counters. Currently, there is a 20% online discount on all trips from Brunsbüttel until March 31, 2024.

Schedule from April 3, 2024, to November 3, 2024 (Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday):

Outbound journey Return journey
Uhrzeit Hafen Uhrzeit Hafen
8:30 am Departure Hamburg 16:30 pm Departure Heligoland
10:30 am Arrival Brunsbüttel 17:45 pm Arrival Cuxhaven
10:45 am Departure Brunsbüttel 18:00 pm Departure Cuxhaven
11:20 am Arrival Cuxhaven 18:40 pm Arrival Brunsbüttel
11:30 am Departure Cuxhaven 18:45 pm Departure Brunsbüttel
12:45 pm Arrival Heligoland 20:45 pm Arrival Hamburg

To realize this expansion of the schedule, FRS Helgoline has purchased the former ferry terminal of Elbferry in Brunsbüttel. In the coming weeks, it will be modified for catamaran operation, with the original car ramp being fully preserved. Negotiations for the purchase of the pier had been ongoing for some time. Discussions initially focused on acquiring individual spare parts, but gradually evolved towards the purchase of the entire pier and the associated area. "We would like to thank the previous owner for the opportunity to acquire the ferry terminal. Further gratitude for supporting this purchasing process goes to the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Kiel, the district administrator of Dithmarschen, Stefan Mohrdieck, and the Mayor of Brunsbüttel, Martin Schmedtje," Kunstmann stated. FRS Helgoline's long-term goal is to develop traffic at the pier in Brunsbüttel and its surrounding area.

About the HSC "Halunder Jet

The high-speed catamaran "Halunder Jet," built in 2018, transports vacationers and day guests annually from March to November to Heligoland. It provides seating for up to 680 passengers across four seating categories on two decks, as well as 228 square meters of open deck space. During the crossing at a maximum speed of 36 knots, passengers can enjoy panoramic views from large windows and indulge in our onboard catering service. An infotainment program, including a 3D sound system, complements the onboard experience.

Departure times and fares from Hamburg, Brunsbüttel, and Cuxhaven can be viewed at

About the shipping company FRS Helgoline

For 40 years, FRS Helgoline has been active in the Heligoland traffic. The shipping group FRS, headquartered in Flensburg, has evolved from a regional passenger ship company into an internationally active group of companies with around 1,500 employees in recent years. FRS operates 69 ships worldwide and transports 5.7 million passengers and 1.5 million vehicles annually on its numerous shipping routes in 12 countries. Today, the portfolio of the FRS Group, headquartered in northern Germany, includes 13 subsidiaries located in Europe, North America, and the Middle East. In the northern Germany region, FRS Syltfähre and FRS Elbfähre Glückstadt Wischhafen are particularly well-known. With the two double-ended ferries "SyltExpress" and "RömöExpress," the company offers hourly departures for vehicles of all kinds to Sylt. The crossing takes only about 40 minutes. FRS Elbfähre Glückstadt Wischhafen connects Schleswig-Holstein with Lower Saxony every 30 minutes, daily and year-round.

Press contact:
FRS Helgoline GmbH & Co. KG
Norderhofenden 19-20, 24937 Flensburg

Tim Kunstmann, Managing Director Europe Division
[email protected]

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