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Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 79 214 01 11
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A short but sweet boat trip with beautiful views of old Basel

A quick and painless trip across the river. Cheap and cheerful with seating outside + a few... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brussels, Belgium
Great if you're stuck mid-river and want to get to the other side

A must do if you visit Basel - you can even incorporate them into your own zig-zag tour of the city... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Basel, Switzerland
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“boat ride” (11 reviews)
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Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 79 214 01 11
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A quick and painless trip across the river. Cheap and cheerful with seating outside + a few inside. Take the stairs down to the water level. There are ferries at 2-3 points along the river.

Thank Marcinbrussels
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must do if you visit Basel - you can even incorporate them into your own zig-zag tour of the city (there are several on the Rhine in Basel). Around 2 CHF per person. Good alternative to walking to the other side on a hot...More

Thank 769robertf
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided we'd try this way to cross the river rather than walking over the bridge and it was brilliant. Quick and easy. A smooth rise and easy to get on and off the boat. It made it a simple journey to go and explore...More

Thank Ljjema
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Basel ferry system harnesses the powerful Rhine current to cross the river. There are a number of crossing points, each with its own boat, which in turn has its own personality. If the boat is on the opposite bank when you arrive at the...More

1  Thank GlobalGeckos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The four ferries crossing the Rhine at different points through the center of Basel are a wonderful way to see the city from a different angle, as well as to appreciate the power of water. When the Rhine is low, the journey across the river...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to do all four of them. Each cruise gives you a great view of the city, with an ancient, non-polluting way of travelling. On one of them you can book for a fondue evening as well! Enjoy... great with children as well!

Thank EchoTrav70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can enjoy the view from Gross Basel to the Rhein Promenade and going from Klein Basel look at the other side, especially the Three Kings Hotel, it looks fantastic.

Thank R L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ride on the boat to cross the river Rhine, it was very peaceful costing 1.60CHF Good cheap thing to do while visiting and exploring this city

Thank Vikki L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It appears this trip across the river always comes close to one of the top things to do in Basel and while it is nice enough, I would not consider it a "can't miss." Nevertheless for 1.60 you will enjoy a pleasant journey across the...More

Thank rxrteam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been on this ferry twice to cross the river. It's quick, cheap, and you get a different perspective of the city from down below. I highly recommend it if you want to take a quick break from walking. Think about it. How often do...More

Thank ChrisR1226
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Marie O
Do the River boat services run between October and November?
18 April 2017|
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Response from Noa T | Property representative |
The ferry in Basel runs every day (365 days/year) 9am to 8pm in summertime 11am to 5pm in wintertime
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Rajendra Kumar D
Can I take pram onboard? How much it costs?
9 July 2016|
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Response from Nick_x_Mimi | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take a pram. You may want to sit closer to the cabin for shade, and its rarely windy to the point that water splashes on deck.
how much does the ferry cost ?
25 May 2016|
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Response from Sjuuf | Reviewed this property |
Münsterfähre 'Leu' Adults sfr1.60. Childern/dog/ buggy sfr 0.80