MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

Experience the Lake Constance feeling with the Bodensee Card PLUS

A light breeze that strokes your face, rays of sunshine on the water and the scent of summer in the air: That is the Lake Constance Feeling. The best time on Lake Constance is spent on the water. Because here you can literally enjoy a short vacation. The White fleet of the VSU (an association of Lake Constance and Rhine river shipping companies) has the right offer for every taste. With the Bodensee Card PLUS you get free travel on the Passenger ships on 2 of the 3 or 4 of the 7 days. You do not need an additional ticket, but simply check in with your Bodensee Card PLUS.

Scheduled Boat Trips with the Bodensee Card PLUS

The White Fleet is a assosiation of Swiss, Austrian and German passenger ship companies. With their motorboats - the so-called White Fleet - they take their guests to the most beautiful corners of Lake Constance. From Easter until late autumn, the extensive program offers experiences that are as diverse as the region itself.

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Exploring the sights

With the daily scheduled boat trips on the Upper, Lower and Überlinger lake and along the Rhine, you can explore the region and its many sights at your own pace from the main towns on Lake Constance. From Constance, Lindau and Friedrichshafen, the White Fleet takes you right to the doorstep of many attractions. You can find all the Bodensee Card PLUS attractions here.

Active & Sporty

A boat trip is also perfect for the active and sporty amongst us. The scheduled trips are a perfect addition to many of the hikes and cycle trails. There are wonderful views from the many lovely cycling and hiking trails around Lake Constance. Once back on board, you can then sit back and relax with a well-earned drink on the way back. 

Cruises not included in the Bodensee Card PLUS

Pleasure cruises and event ships*

There is plenty to experience on board the ships throughout the season. The VSU offer a broad program ranging from culinary cruises to special themed ships. Regional and seasonal specialties sweeten the sunset on board.

By boat to the lake stage*

The trips to the Bregenz Festival are also legendary. The VSU offers take you directly to the lake stage on several dates in July and August. A menu on board sets the mood for the evening.

Program also in the cold season*

The boat companies also offer a varied program in winter: Advent cruises take place in the run-up to Christmas. And if you want to welcome in the New Year in a special way, a New Year's Eve cruise is just the thing for you.

* not included in the Bodensee Card PLUS

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Current weather The German shore of Lake Constance

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Recommended seasons


Opening hours

April - October


Prices vary depending on the route.

With the Bodensee Card PLUS you get to travel free of charge

  • on 2 days with your 3-day-Bodensee Card PLUS
  • on 4 days with your 7-day-Bodensee Card PLUS 

Tip: Simply check in on board the ships with your Bodensee Card PLUS! You don't need an additional ticket!

Information on the use with the Bodensee Card PLUS

  • Bicycle transportation: Bicycle transportation is not included in the Bodensee Card PLUS. However On Mondays, bicycles are carried free of charge on the VSU liners (except June 29 to September 8, 2024, on public holidays and and not aboard the ships of the Schweizerische Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Untersee und Rhein)
  • Car ferry connection Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn: The Friedrichshafen-Romanshorn car ferry connection is free of charge for pedestrians from 29.03. to 13.10.2023 and counts as a "Passenger ship day". The cheapest price (up to 4 m) is charged for cars. Before and after this time, holders of the Bodensee Card PLUS receive a 50 % discount on the normal price.
  • Not included in the Bodensee Card PLUS are
    • The car ferry connection Meersburg-Konstanz, the catamaran Konstanz-Friedrichshafen and the Bodman-Überlingen line
    • The round trips, event and theme cruises (e.g. culinary experiences, Bregenz Festival cruises, firework cruises, etc.)
    • As well as Schifffahrtsbetrieb Held am Bodensee, CMS Schifffahrt, Personenschifffahrt Giess & Giess GmbH, Schifffahrt Deinis, Schifffahrt Lang, Schifffahrt Baumann and Personenschifffahrt Wilfried Giess
Additional information

The sales areas and landing stages in Friedrichshafen, Constance, Lindau, Meersburg, Hagnau, Überlingen and Uhldingen are sales points for the Bodensee Card PLUS.

Barrier-free experience
Disabled and mobility-impaired passengers travel free with a valid token. Find additional information
in the “Information for Disabled and Mobilityimpaired Passengers” brochure provided by VSU.


Shipping companies Lake Constance

Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe GmbH

Verkaufsbereich Konstanz
Hafenstrasse 6 | 78462 Konstanz | Deutschland
Telefon +49 7531 3640 0 | |

Verkaufsbereich Friedrichshafen
Seestraße 23 | 88045 Friedrichshafen | Deutschland
Telefon +49 7541 9238 0 | |

Verkaufsbereich Lindau
Schützingerweg 2 | 88131 Lindau | Deutschland
Telefon +49 8382 2758 40 | |

Vorarlberg Lines Bodenseeschifffahrt GmbH & Co KG
Seestraße 4 | 6900 Bregenz | Österreich
Telefon +43 5574 42868 | |

SBS Schifffahrt AG-Romanshorn 
Postfach 77 | 8590 Romanshorn | Schweiz
Telefon +41 71 466 78 88 | |

Schweizerische Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Untersee und Rhein
Freier Platz 8 | 8200 Schaffhausen | Schweiz
Telefon +41 52 634 08 88 | |

Bodensee-Fähre Friedrichshafen-Romanshorn
Telefon +49 7541 9238 389 | |


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