Questions about tickets

Where can I buy a boat ticket?

You may purchase tickets aboard each of our ships without surcharge. Please acquire a ticket right after boarding. Additionally, we have year-round ticket offices at our piers in Lucerne and Weggis, as well as seasonally staffed sales offices from spring to autumn in Vitznau, Brunnen and Flüelen. Various companies, including SBB, Rigi Bahnen, Pilatus Bahnen, Treib Seelisberg Bahn, Tourist Office Beckenried and Tourist Office Gersau will also sell you combined tickets that are valid on our boats.

Can I buy the ticket before the actual day of travel?

Yes, the ticket can also be bought before the actual day of travel.

Can I purchase combined tickets for the boats and the mountain railways?

Yes, our partners Pilatus Bahnen, Rigi Bahnen, Treib Seelisberg Bahn and the aerial cableway at Beckenried will sell you a combined ticket or accept such a ticket issued by us. Please note that for riding to the summit of the Pilatus you will need to exchange your paper ticket for a special pass with a magnetic stripe, once you get to their base station. This is in order to operate the barriers on site.




How can I pay?

We accept numerous currencies in cash (CHF, EUR, GBP, USD) as well as European EC cards and all major credit cards. We also accept Swiss Reka vouchers. 

Are the Half-Fare Card, GA/AG Card, Junior Card and Swiss Travel Pass valid?

On all of our regularly scheduled cruises, the following ticket validity applies.


100 % free travel with:

• Swiss GA/AG Card (national rover ticket)
• FVP GA/AG Card (national rover ticket for public transport employees)
• FVP day tickets
• Day tickets to supplement the Swiss Half-Fare Card (Halbtax)
• Off-peak day tickets to supplement the Swiss Half-Fare Card (Halbtax)
• Day tickets issued by Swiss towns and communes
• Day tickets for kids
• Day tickets for dogs
• Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass Flex or Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi

• Tell-Pass

• Junior Card: Children 6-16


50% discount:

• Swiss Half-Fare Card (Halbtax)
• Interrail

• Eurail Pass
• Children 6-16


On all of our themed cruises, only special tickets are valid, although many of the above-mentioned tickets will get you a partial discount. Please always see our disclaimer about ticket validity in the specific cruise advertisement.


Passepartout: Passepartout commuter tickets or passes are generally not valid on our boats!


Exception: The monthly or annual Passepartout passes are valid for free travel between Lucerne, Hertenstein, Weggis and Vitznau only, as long as the pass covers all three fare zones 10, 29 and 39.

Are there discounts for children or seniors?

Children under 6 years of age travel for free, while children 6-16 may travel at half price. The Junior Card allows all kids from 6-16 to travel for free. There are no discounts for seniors!


Are there special birthday tickets?

Yes, on your birthday you may travel free of charge in 1st class on all regularly scheduled cruises on Lake Lucerne. Just show us an official ID card with proof of your birthday and you will receive a free day ticket from any of our staffed ticket offices ashore or on the boats. ID proof will be required. Please note that these free travel offers are NOT valid on any of the specially themed cruises.


Are there discounts for groups?

For groups of more than 10 people we offer a reduced rate. This amounts to 20% off of the normal fare. Our condition for this is that all members of the party travel on the same ticket and that this discounted group ticket is purchased and paid for by one single person. Payment can be made in cash or by credit card.