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Discover Lake Constance on the White Fleet

A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of the lake: A cruise with the White Fleet means taking a time out. Or how about a refined gala dinner, dancing throughout the night, and a firework display? The fleet of the “Vereinigten Schifffahrtsunternehmen für den Bodensee und Rhein” (VSU) offers numerous opportunities to get away from the daily routine for a while.

Daily cruises (included in the Bodensee Card PLUS )

The White Fleet is a consortium of Swiss, Austrian and German passenger ship companies that bring guests to beautiful locations with regularly scheduled service from Easter through late fall. The White Fleet sails directly to the front door of many attractions including Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen and SEA LIFE Constance from multiple ports-of-call. It’s easy to escape life on land—if only for a few hours with daily departures from the Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Überlinger Lake and Rhine River.

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3-country Panorama Tour*

The 3-country Panorama Tour is a great way to explore Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in a day. The Lake Constance bike route is directly linked with White Fleet ports-of-call, making the bike-and-boat combination the easiest way to get around the lake.

Tipp: On Mondays, bikes are free on the Obersee and the Überlinger See (except: 3 July to 12 September 2021 and on public holidays).

Culinary and Theme Ships*

The White Fleet ships offer many different culinary options from drinks and snacks to full gala menus. Regional and seasonal specialties sweeten any sunset cruise. Music theme cruises bring rhythm and dance on the water. 

Each year, the Bregenz Music Festival in Austria hosts world-class opera on the lakefront. The White Fleet music festival cruises are legendary, bringing guests directly to the floating stage in Bregenz, and include a special opera menu.

Winter cruising*

Even in winter, the White Fleet sails with a diverse program of nostalgic fun for the whole family. In the period leading up to Christmas, Advent cruises are organised and New Year’s cruises are a special way to celebrate the holiday season.


* not inlcuded 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
Monday - Sunday


The fares depend on the route.

Free travel on two or four days with the Bodensee Card PLUS
With the 3-day-Bodensee Card PLUS you can use the ships on 2 days.
With the 7-day-Bodensee Card PLUS you can use the ships on 4 days.

Travel information on the Bodensee Card PLUS

  • no pre-registration or online ticket purchase necessary: Bodensee Card PLUS holders can simply show their Bodensee Card PLUS when boarding the ship.
  • bicycle transport: Bicycle transport is not included in the Bodensee Card PLUS. On Mondays, bicycles are carried free of charge on VSU liner ships (except 2 July to 11 September 2022 and on public holidays).
  • car ferries: The car ferry connection Friedrichshafen-Romanshorn is included in the Bodensee Card PLUS until 16 October 2022. Pedestrians travel free of charge, car drivers pay the cheapest fare (up to 3 m). From 17 October, holders of the Bodensee Card PLUS travel once at a special price. Pedestrians will receive a 50% reduction on the normal price for the outward and return journey if they cross the lake without a car. Car drivers will be charged the cheapest price level (up to 3m).
  • The car ferry connection Meersburg-Konstanz is not included in the Bodensee Card PLUS as well as the catamaran Konstanz-Friedrichshafen and the Bodman-Überling line,
  • round trips, events and theme trips (e.g. culinary experiences, Bregenz festival trips, fireworks trips etc.) are not included in the Bodensee Card PLUS
  • neither are the Schifffahrtsbetrieb Held am Bodensee, CMS Schifffahrt, Personenschifffahrt Giess & Giess GmbH, Schifffahrt Deinis, Schifffahrt Lang, Schifffahrt Baumann and Personenschifffahrt Wilfried Giess
Additional information

Point of sale 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.

Wine region Lake Constance
Experience selected Lake Constance wines in combination with an evening boat trip.
More information about the wine region Lake Constance can be found here.  

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 | |


Contact address

Vereinigte Schifffahrtsunternehmen für den Bodensee und Rhein (VSU)
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