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 Available on 03.03.2024

From 23 October to 3 December 2023, and from 18 February to 28 March 2024, the ships operate every Sunday, making three round trips each.

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 old)
  • CHF 14.00 Dogs
  • CHF 8.00 Bikes

Validity and notes

All route prices and offers at:


Adults: from 25 years pay the normal ticket price
Young people: aged 16–24.99 get a 20% discount
Children: aged 6–15.99 pay ½ price
Children: aged 0–5.99 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

BLS suggestion

Discover the old town of Biel

Combine the tour with a trip to the old town of Biel. Many charming narrow streets, beautiful fountains, and venerable guild houses invite you to stroll around. Additionally, medieval buildings and squares, as well as small shops with regional products, provide plenty of surprises. In the old town, you'll come across small cafes and restaurants that invite you to indulge. In winter, you can enjoy a special atmosphere in the medieval old town.

► Discover Biel

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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