Lake cruises / Scheduled cruises
Slow down, take a break and relax on a captivating cruise on Lake Zurich. With a valid ZVV ticket, you can hop on and off at any of our 31 picturesque ports of call. And along the way, enjoy a delicious savoury snack or meal in our floating restaurant. We wish you a wonderful day!
Lake cruises departing Zurich
Discover Zurich's highlights on this 55-minute round trip on lower Lake Zurich.
From Zürich Bürkliplatz departures are hourly via Wollishofen, Zollikon, Tiefenbrunnen and Zürichorn, and alternately in the opposite direction.
Along the route a new Audio Guide App informs you about the highlights and their history. The app is available online and offline in German and English.
Depart from Zurich Bürkliplatz. At Kilchberg breathe in the enticing aroma from a world-famous chocolate factory. At Erlenbach catch a glimpse of a historic wine-growing village. And at the Zürihorn see the «Heureka» sculptural machine created by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely. Then return to Bürkliplatz, rested and relaxed.
This cruise lasts one and a half hours, departing every 30 minutes from/to Zurich Bürkliplatz. Daily from 10.00 to 19.00 hrs, from July to August even to 20.00 hrs. On-board restaurant.
Daily round trip at 11.00 h, 12.30 h, 14.00 h and 16.00 h (one way cruise to Thalwil). And additional departures at weekends and on public holidays. On-board restaurant.
Take the trip from Zurich to Rapperswil. And because it's so beautiful – the same route back again. Discover at leisure the delights of Lake Zurich and its scenic surroundings.
Not to be missed is the romantic evening ambience at the sunset cruise.
This Long round trip departs serveral times a day from Zurich Bürkliplatz. A top tip – leave the boat in Rapperswil for a leisurely stroll through the enchanting old town.
Daily departure at 11.15 h and 13.15 h from Zürich Bürkliplatz.
Lake cruises departing Rapperswil
When the trip is by steamboat, there's little room for error as the captain skilfully manoeuvres his – or her – vessel through the narrow dam at Hurden. Not only does the mast have to be titled. Even the boat funnel has to be lowered. Passengers can only watch in wonder.
The upper lake cruise from Rapperswil operates from May to September on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
On this round trip we pass the old Wädenswil Brewery (1883–1990), which used to deliver beer to lakeside guest-houses by boat. And if that's a sight which makes you feel thirsty, why not enjoy a refreshing drink along the way? Choose from our selection of beers, fine wines and non-alcoholic beverages.
This lake cruise from/to Rapperswil departs daily from May to September and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in April and October at 14.10 h.
Ufenau Island is a beautiful recreation area, best explored when making a leisurely hike. The island's attractions include medieval churches and also a small vineyard, the wine from which can be enjoyed in the newly renovated restaurant.
The Ufenau Shuttle operates from Rapperswil and Pfäffikon (Schwyz) to the island and back several times a day as follows – in April and October on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays; and from May to September seven days a week.