ZSG surcharge

Passengers travelling on boats of the Lake Zurich Navigation Company (ZSG) are required to pay a surcharge of CHF 5. The surcharge applies to all scheduled routes on Lake Zurich, Lake Obersee and also the River Limmat. “Dream Cruises” (except Sunset Cruise, Sommer-Brunch Cruise and Santa Claus Cruise) are excluded from the surcharge.

Why the surcharge?

The ZSG is a partner within the Zurich Public Transport Association (ZVV), and therefore integrated into the Association’s fare system. As a result, passengers benefit from lower fares – much lower than on other Swiss lakes. As part of the Zurich cantonal government’s cost-efficiency programme, the ticket surcharge has been introduced with the aim of improving the low cost-recovery ratio of the ZSG.

Who has to pay the ZSG surcharge?

On boats operated by the Lake Zurich Navigation Company paying passengers are also required to pay a surcharge of CHF 5 (no reduction for children, GA travelcard, Half-Fare travelcard, ZürichCARD etc.).

Who is excluded from the ZSG surcharge?
  • Children aged up to 6 years
  • accompanied children with a Junior travelcard or Children’s Co-travelcard
  • non-fare paying passengers in groups
  • persons who travel free of charge due to a Disabled passenger’s ID Card according to tariff 600.4
  • Bicycles and dogs
For how long is the ZSG surcharge valid?

The surcharge is valid for one calendar day and covers all scheduled ZSG routes.

Where can the ZSG surcharge ticket be purchased?

The surcharge ticket can be purchased via the following channels:

  • Ticket Office at Zürich Bürkliplatz and on board all ZSG boats
  • Tourist information Rapperswil Zürichsee in Rapperswil and Zurich main station
  • ZVV/SBB ticket machines and counters
  • SBB shop (online, mobile)
  • ZVV Ticket-App
  • Via SMS (SMS ZSG-SZ to 988 - billing via telephone invoice)
How much do ZSG surcharge tickets cost?
ZSG surcharge ticket (one calendar day) CHF 5
Multi-Ticket Card (6 journeys with 10% reduction) CHF 27
Monthly Card (adults) CHF 25
Annual Card (adults)* CHF 150
Monthly Card (juniors, 6-25 years) CHF 15
Annual Card (juniors, 6-25 years)* CHF 90

*only available at the SBB and ZVV points-of-sale

How will passengers be informed that a ZSG surcharge ticket has to be purchased before boarding the ship?

ZSG passengers will be informed at the Bürkliplatz and Werft ticket offices as well as by recorded on-board loudspeaker announcements that a surcharge ticket is required.

Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft AG, Mythenquai 333, Postfach 624, 8038 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0) 44 487 13 33 | ahoi@zsg.ch