We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rheinfahre

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Rheinufer, Basel 4001, Switzerland
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 204 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A must

This mechanically and kinetically driven 'ferry' is a must for a visit to Basel. You can enjoy both sides of Basel, put your hand into the water and it costs only a bit more than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Alexuty
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This mechanically and kinetically driven 'ferry' is a must for a visit to Basel. You can enjoy both sides of Basel, put your hand into the water and it costs only a bit more than a CHF.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nice to do with visitors when the sun is out. Its cheap, faster than walking and gives you a view from a different perspective of Basel. Can be done on several locations across Basel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Basel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

These very environmentally friendly boats (they use the water current and have no engines) will take you to the other side of the Rhine in just a few minutes. They are located just between the bridges, offering a good alternative to cross over. Spend a few francs to test something different.

Was this review helpful? Yes
groningen
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's really nice to cross the powerful Rhine on one of the Rheinfähre. At first they did not look that attractive to me (I am not a boat person), but once you're out on the river this is an exceptional experience. And it hardly costs a thing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
washington, dc
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This ferry across the rhine was about $2 per person. The ferry is not motorized. It is pushed ACROSS the river by the river flow.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Rheinfahre is a unique experience and it is really nice way to cross the river (although it is really short). It is really cheap to cross; 1 adult- 1.60CHF 1 child- 0.80CHF and the staff is really friendly welcoming and when the passengers are going. If you want to cross the river use Rheinfahre! * SBB CFF FFS travel cards... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maitland, Australia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Ancient innovation at its best. A tranquil and peaceful way to cross the river. Who said ' don't pay the ferryman until he gets you to the other side'?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basel, Switzerland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's one of the traditional ways to get from "Grossbasel" to "Kleinbasel" and I we love to do this during the entire year. It's always a pleasure (and - thanks God - it's not yet expensive compared with standard prices in Switzerland)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a small cable passenger only ferry across the Rhein. Very inexpensive and unique experience, great views, and friendly operator.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Ferry in Basel offers a way too short but wonderul trip across the river Rhine. Without any effort the ferry is gently pushed from one shore to the other by the endless force of the flowing waters. Fun for adults and kids. A little chat with the ferryman will be a nice conclusion of this nice short trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Rheinfahre also viewed

Basel, Canton of Basel
 

Been to Rheinfahre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rheinfahre and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Downers Grove, IL
4 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Rheinfahre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?