Regulation (EU) No. 1177/2010
European Parliament about the rights of maritime passengers
The Reederei Baltrum-Linie GmbH & Co. KG offers, in condition of access, in the area of their responsibility (bus, ship) free assistance services to passengers who are limited in their mobility or need help otherwise. The assistance service is usually offered by the crew.
- The appointment of help is made at least 48 hours before help is needed.
The appointment may happen from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- by phone: 0049 49 33 – 99 16 06
- by fax: 0049 49 33 – 99 16 07
- by e-mail:
- in person in one of our offices
- Dorfstraße 46, 26553 Neßmersiel
- Am Hafen Haus Nr. 278, 26579 Baltrum
(Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Mon.-Thu. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Please ensure that you make your appointment for the request of help in time, if your journey is on the weekend or on public holidays.
- The person that needs help should be at the meeting point at the harbour in time, that means at least 60 minutes before the official departure.
- Liner traffic between Neßmersiel and Baltrum
Watercrafts in the ferry traffic between the mainland and the North Sea Islands aren’t short-distance traffic according to SGB IX § 147. For this reason according to the law severely disabled persons aren’t transported for free on the ship connection.
According to SGB IX § 145 (2) the transportation of a required accompanying person or an assistance dog remains free of charge, when the need is recorded in the disabled person's handicapped pass. As well the cabin baggage, wheelchairs and other orthopaedic additives are free of charge.
At ship excursions every person needs a valid ticket, even a recorded required accompanying person. Wheelchairs and orthopaedic additives are carried for free, if the transport of the disabled person is possible (accessibility).
- Regular bustraffic between railway station Norden and harbour Neßmersiel
The bus route is short-distance traffic according to SGB IX § 147. According to SGB IX § 145 (1) severly handicapped persons are transported for free, if they are in possession of a handicapped pass with a valid token. The transportation of a required accompanying person or an assistance dog is free according to SGB IX § 145 (2), if the need is recorded in the handicapped pass. As well the cabin baggage, wheelchairs and other orthopaedic additives are free of charge.
Access to ferries in liner traffic and boating excursions happens by accessible gangways. They can be used by ordinary wheelchairs. Please inform yourself in time about the use of an electric wheelchair or an e-scooter relating to the measurements.
At low tide the downgrade of the gangway could be very heavy. In this case please get in touch with the crew directly.
Access to the extra ferry (MV „Baltrum IV“) is not possible for persons who are limited in their mobility. Please use the regular liner traffic.
The bus is a low-floor bus. It can be lowered down and has got a ramp. Please make an appointment so that maybe seat rows can be modified to get space for wheelchairs or buggies.