Solothurn – Biel; Switzerland's loveliest river trip
The almost three-hour Aare boat trip is a special experience. The trip between the baroque city of Solothurn and the bilingual city of Biel/Bienne is considered the most beautiful river cruise in Switzerland. The Aare river cruise features storks in Altreu, the historic town of Büren an der Aare and an impressive lock ride in Port. While guests enjoy the idyllic view of the Jura chain, the ship's crew serves breakfast, lunch and regional specialties.
Timetable The boats on the Aare run from May to October. All information about departure times can be found in the timetable.
Timetable changes are possible at any time due to COVID19. Please check the online timetable again shortly before your trip or contact the Bielersee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft directly.
Schiffländte Solothurn By foot: From the train station exit "City" (approx. 1 km, 20 minutes to Dreibeinskreuzstrasse 11). Car: Parking Berntor "Dornacherplatz 7, 4500 Solothurn" (approx. 500 m, 10 minutes walk to the ship). Bus: Bus no. 8 from Solothurn train station in the direction of "Büren an der Aare" to bus stop "Solothurn, Schiffländte".
Schiffländte Biel On foot: From the train station exit "Robert-Walser-Platz" (approx. 900 m, 15 minutes to Badhausstrasse 1a). Car: Parking Strandbad: "Uferweg 40, 2560 Nidau" (approx. 300 m, 5 minutes walk to the boat). Bus: Bus no. 9 from Biel train station in the direction of "Biel, Schiffländte" to the end of the line.
Evening cruise on the Aare Enjoy an evening cruise on the Aare with à-la-carte offer and let the day end with a comfortable boat trip and a fine "Znacht".
Theme cruises The culinary theme cruises take you from Solothurn to Grenchen and back to Switzerland's most beautiful baroque town. While spectacular natural landscapes and small villages pass you by, the ship's crew will spoil you with culinary delights. Events on the ship
Group offers Ship rental Rent your ship: Enjoy a unique cruise on the Aare and let yourself be enchanted by the idyllic landscapes. Be your own captain and celebrate your exclusive event. You can choose from eight ships of the Bielersee Schifffahrt.
Pick-nick bags - hurray for the pick-nick! To ensure that you can continue to enjoy and relax on the Aare and around Lake Biel, we have designed several attractive Pick-Nick Bags for young and old. Reserve your bag today and benefit from our Fast line.
Büren on the Aare The historic town of Büren an der Aare offers sights at every turn and surprises with its diverse leisure activities as well as its lively cultural life. Genuine craftsmanship made to measure can be admired in the many different studios.
Good to know Bicycles: If passenger numbers and space permit, BSG is happy to take bicycles on board. Unfortunately, no reservations can be made for bicycle transport. Baby carriages and wheelchairs have priority over bicycles when passenger numbers are high.
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