Limmat River Cruise

A boat trip on the River Limmat will take you on a leisurely tour past the most beautiful sights that Zurich’s Old Town has to offer until the view opens up over Lake Zurich.

Past the historical guild houses, Zurich’s Town Hall, the Lindenhof and the Grossmünster church: a Limmat River Cruise takes you from the National Museum up the River Limmat to Lake Zurich and back again. Since April 2023, the electric boats, “Fluvius”, “Navalis”, and “Pontus”, have been operating on this route. The three new riverboats are not only electrically driven for the first time, but also offer a larger passenger capacity and are air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Passengers can enjoy the views of the picturesque Old Town and Lake Zurich through the glass roof from wherever they are sitting.

The Limmat River Cruises operate between April and October. The stretch between the National Museum and the Zürichhorn takes approximately 25 minutes, while the entire round trip lasts around 50 minutes.


Entire round trip without a break  
Adults CHF 4.40
Children (6–16 years), Swiss Half-Fare Card holders, dogs CHF 3.10

Opening Hours

Open on These Days

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  • Sa
  • Su

March 29 to October, 2024

See timetable:


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 171 m 2 min
Zürich Airport 8.3 km 14 min
Zürich Landesmuseum Schiffsteg
8001  Zürich