Basler Personenschifffahrt

Boat trip Rheinfelden - Basel

Cruising on the Rhine between Rheinfelden and Basel. Enjoy the breeze, the scenery and the delicious food on board on the big lock cruise.

Big lock trip.

The boat departs from the center of Basel and reaches Rheinfelden after 2.5 hours. On the way, guests enjoy a fantastic view of the Swiss and German sides of the Rhine. Beautiful landscapes, small villages and towns pass by. Another highlight: the two locks at Birsfelden and Augst are passed on the journey from Basel to Rheinfelden.

Timetable and tickets

Rhystärn, Schiff der Basler Personenschifffahrt, aus der Luft bei der Schleuse Birsfelden


The Rhystärn is the flagship of Basler Personenschifffahrt. The ship has room for up to 700 people and impresses with its generous window fronts and a cozy deck with bar. From here you can enjoy a great view and feel like you've really arrived on vacation. Treat yourself to regional dishes in the restaurant.

Panoramadeck Rhystärn Schiff der Basler Personenschifffahrt

Arrival in the Zähringen town.

The boat arrives at the landing stage in Rheinfelden at 1.30 pm. From there, it is only a few steps to the historic old town. In Marktgasse, our lively main street, there are numerous small stores and inviting restaurants and cafés. A perfect ice cream stop after the lock trip. Or discover the old town on your own with our digital travel guide. Public guided tours of the town take place at weekends.

Gastronomy in the Städtli

Glacestopp Altstadt
Steuerhaus Rhystärn, Schiff der Basler Personenschifffahrt, bei der Schleuse Birsfelden

Tea Time & Brunch uff em Rhy.

Celebrate the afternoon with friends on the Rhystärn. From 2 to 4 pm, enjoy a fine selection of sweet and savory pastries, homemade scones and local tea from London Tea of Spalenberg. Let the Basel cityscape pass you by and treat yourself to a delicious tea time on the Rhine.

Brunch is served every Sunday from 10.30 am to 2 pm. While the Rhystärn does its rounds on the Rhine, the chef spoils you with regional delicacies on platters.

Information Tea Time

Information Brunch

Tea Time Basler Personenschifffahrt Schifffahrt

Group offer at a fixed price

Enjoy a day on the Rhine with your group of 10 or more and then visit the town of Rheinfelden on a guided tour of the old town, the Feldschlösschen brewery, the Riburg salt works or the shrimp farm.

Further information

Timetable large lock cruise

Thursday & Saturday: May 2 - October 12, 2024
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: June 18 - August 6, 2024, October 1 - 8, 2024


Current information on canceled trips can be found directly on the website of Basler Personenschifffahrt.

Prices big lock trip

Basel - Rheinfelden: CHF 30.-
Rheinfelden - Basel: CHF 24.-
Basel - Rheinfelden - Basel: CHF 48.-
Children's and special rates:

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Contact and booking

Basler Personenschifffahrt AG
Westquaistrasse 62
4057 Basel
+41 61 639 95 00

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