• Schifffahrt Wachau © Andreas Hofer
  • MS Austria in der Wachau
  • Schifffahrt auf der Donau © Robert Herbst
  • DDSG Blue Danube auf der Donau © DDSG Blue Danube / Christian Woeckinger

Ships & Ferries

There is a grand view of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape from aboard the white Danube ships. If you want a box-seat from which to watch the incomparable Wachau unfold with its terraced vineyards, fortified churches and small villages, the Danube invites you to climb aboard. Or to be more precise, climb aboard one of the many ships, excursion boats, ferries or local boats.

Enjoy the diverse landscapes, the artfully laid-out vineyards with their typical stone walls, the broad plains and the precious art treasures on both banks that make this one of the most beautiful stretches of river valley in Europe.


There are several companies providing ship service on the Danube. Most of them connect the towns and villages of the Wachau. For instance, ships run regularly between Krems and Melk.
 A sporty alternative is a ride in a zille, a flat-bottomed boat common to this region. The many ferries are also a fun way to cross the river and explore perhaps the less well-known side of the Danube.

Enjoy your precious time in the Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal region!



Danube Ships & Ferries

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The best way to explore the diverse landscape along the Danube from as many vantage points is to switch back and forth from one bank to the other. From April to October, cable ferries operate between Spitz-Arnsdorf and Weissenkirchen-St. Lorenz as does a motorized ferry between Dürnstein-Rossatz. They take passengers quickly and reliably to the opposite Danube bank. To the east of Vienna, there is ferry service between Haslau and Orth.

The hours of the different ferry companies can vary (see the information below).

Spitz-Arnsdorf Cable Ferry

Contact and information:

Phone: + 43 2714 6217 and +43 2713 2248You will find prices here.

Transport of motor vehicles, people and bicycles Attention: Last ferry ride departs 15 minutes prior to the end of business hours!

2021 Monday - Friday Saturday, Sunday & Holidays  
January 18th - March 6.15 am - 11.15 am 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm closed  
April 6.15 am - 6.00 pm 8.15 am - 6.00 pm  
May - September 6.15 am - 7.00 pm 8.15 am - 7.30 pm  
October 6.15 am - 6.00 pm 8.15 am - 6.00 pm  
November - December 6.15 am - 11.15 am & 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm closed  

Weissenkirchen-St. Lorenz Cable Ferry

Contact and information

Phone: +43 2715 2232

You will find prices here.

Transport of motor vehicles, people and bicycles Attention: Last ferry ride departs 15 minutes prior to the end of business hours!

2021 Monday - Friday Saturday, Sunday & Holidays  
April- November 8.00 am - 11.45 am & 1:30 pm - 6:45 pm 8.00 am - 6.30 pm  
       

Dürnstein-Rossatz Motorized Ferry

Contact and information

Advance reservation: +43 676 370 9633
Find prices here.
Parties of 20 or more can also be transported outside regular hours!

NEW: Danube taxis in the Wachau
Special service (also at night) between Spitz and Krems on both banks
For advance reservations, call +43 676 370 9633 or e-mail office@faehre-wachau.at 

2021 Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holiday  
from April 2nd closed 10.00 am - 5.00 pm  
May and September 9.30 am - 6.00 pm 9.30 am - 6.00 pm  
June - August 9.30 am - 6.00 pm 9.00 am - 6.30 pm  
October 1st - 10th closed 10.00 am - 5.00 Uhr  

Marbach - Krummnußbaum: Schiffsführerschule Hell

Contact and information

Ing. Karl Hell
Hauptstr. 25
3375 Krummnußbaum
schule@schule-hell.at
Tel: +43 664 135 35 55

Korneuburg-Klosterneuburg Ferry

Contact and information

Phone: +664 2155443
E-Mail: info@donaurollfaehre.at
Web: www.donaurollfaehre.at

2021 Monday - Friday Saturday, Sunday- & holdays  
end of march - beginning of november 7.00 am - at dusk 8.00 am - at dusk  

Haslau/Donau - Orth/Donau Ferry

Contact and information

Fährbetrieb Wiesbauer : Phone +43 664 4210058
Prices: Adult € 4,00 / Child € 3,00 / Bicycle € 1,00 

April to October From Haslau/Orth From Orth/Donau  
Monday to Saturday On-demand ferry service 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. On-demand ferry service 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.  
Sunday/holidays On-demand ferry service 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. On-demand ferry service 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.  

Ferry Connections Hainburg - Devin - Bratislava – Hainburg

Contact and information

Captain Markus Haider: Phone +43 664 2813141
E-mail: office@event-schifffahrt.at
Web: www.event-schifffahrt.at

On the FGS Carnuntum, it is smooth sailing from Hainburg to Devin and Bratislava. On arrival, passengers can visit Devin Castle, set picturesquely on a cliff overlooking the confluence of the Danube and the March. The view is fantastic and there are many restaurants and eateries to choose from. The charming historical center of Bratislava is also well-worth a visit.

Special tip: Take a vintage bus to Bratislava or on a tour of the city.

Dates: Sundays and holidays in May, August and September 2019.

Times:      
Departs Hainburg 10 a.m. about a 20 minute ride    
Departs Devin at 10:30 a.m. about a 40 minute ride    
Departs Bratislava at 3 p.m.      
Departs Devin at 4:30 p.m.      
Arrives in Hainburg 5:15 p.m.      
[Translate to Englisch:] Preise für kleine Fährfahrt Devin:      
Erwachsene Hin- und Retour € 12,00    
Erwachsene Einfache Fahrt € 10,00    
Kinder (6-14 J.) Hin- und Retour: € 8,00    
Kinder (6-14 J.) Einfache Fahrt: € 6,00    
Fahrrad pro Person: € 2,00