Lakes & boats

A trip around Lake Biel

Discover the most exciting places with a boat trip on Lake Biel

The mini-cruise on Lake Biel lasts around two and a half hours and takes you to the most popular destinations around the lake. As you cruise, enjoy the views over charming wine-growing villages with neighbouring vineyards and the far-reaching nature reserve of St. Peter’s Island. Experience the special winter atmosphere on the lake and discover the diversity of the region by boat.

Travel in comfort by train to Biel/Bienne. From the train station, it’s a short walk to the harbour, where you then board the ship.

Availability Today (Sunday) open

From 7 April to 22 October 2023, the ships will operate daily.

In winter, the ships operate exclusively on Sundays.

You can find the exact sailing times at:


Day ticket (Lake Biel/Bienne)

  • CHF 78.00 Adults
  • CHF 56.00 Half-Fare travelcard
  • CHF 15.00 Children 6-15.99 years
  • CHF 14.00 Dogs
  • CHF 8.00 Bikes

Validity and points to note

All route prices and offers at:


Adults: from 25 years pay the normal ticket price
Young people: aged 16-24 get a 20% discount
Children: aged 6-15 pay ½ price
Children: aged 0–5 travel for free
Groups: of 10 people or more get a 30% discount


The travelcard and half-fare card are both valid, as are various 1-day travel cards (municipal 1-day travel card, junior travelcard, travelpass for children, 1-day travel card for dogs, ID card for passengers with an disability (companion card)). Bicycle season tickets and bicycle 1-day travel cards are not valid, nor are the Libero offers.

Note on bicycle transportation

Please note: Restricted access for bicycles on some ships.
Wheelchairs and pushchairs have priority over bicycles when there are large numbers of passengers. No reservation possible.

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

Food & Drink

For a well-earned snack or thirst quencher, you might want to try the following restaurants:

How to get there

Ideally, you should start the round trip in Biel. Travel by train to the starting point for the boat trip on Lake Biel.

Boat from Biel:

It takes around 12 minutes to walk from Biel/Bienne train station to Biel pier, or you can take bus no. 9.

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