Rhine Ferries

Rhine Ferries - A declaration of love for the good old yet ever so modern mode of transportation

Without car and passenger ferries, life on the Rhine would be completely different
The following sentence is true even in the year 2014: The ferry connection between Bingen and Ruedesheim has been a vital lifeline on the river for hundreds of years, since there are no bridges crossing the Rhine for a distance of more than 90 km between the cities of Koblenz and Wiesbaden. The ferry has thus always played an important role in the lives of the people living along the Rhine. Although the home port remains in sight, the crossing of the Rhine requires skill and expertise on the part of the captain -- even today, the river remains one of the busiest waterways in all of Europe.
Crossing the Rhine on a car or passenger ferry takes only a few minutes. For some, taking the ferry is part of their daily routine to get from home to work and vice versa. For others, however, it is a short Rhine cruise that manages to instill a sense of adventure. There is even an international flavor as barges and tugboats carrying flags of other countries pass by the ferry. Surely, many a passenger would like the crossing to last just a little bit longer to enjoy the spirit of exploration. Rhine ferries leave at regular intervals to ensure that passengers arrive quickly and safely at their destination.

 

Car Ferry

Also available for passenger transportation

Schedule departing Bingen (port)

Winter Schedule: November 1st, 2015 to April 30th, 2016

5:30 a.m. / 5:50 a.m. / 6:10 a.m. / 6:30 a.m. / 6:50 a.m. in constant traffic until last crossing 9:45 p.m.

Summer Schedule: May 1st to October 31st, 2015

5:30 a.m. / 5:50 a.m. / 6:10 a.m. / 6:30 a.m. in constant traffic until last crossing at 12:45 a.m.

Schedule departing Rüdesheim (near train station)

Winter Schedule: November 1st, 2015 to April 30th, 2016

5:40 a.m. / 6:00 a.m. / 6:20 a.m. / 6:40 a.m. / 7:00 a.m. / 7:20 a.m. in constant traffic until last crossing at 10:00 p.m.

Summer Schedule: May 1st to October 31st, 2015

5:40 a.m. / 6:00 a.m. / 6:20 a.m. / 6:40 a.m. in constant traffic until last crossing at 12:00 a.m.

Fridays and Saturdays additional departures at 12:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.

Fare Prices
Passenger cars
Passenger Cars 4.20 €
Adults (inside passenger car) 1.30 €
Children (inside cars 6 through 14 years of age) 0.80 €
Annual Pass - Passenger Cars (01/01 - 12/31) 650.00 €
6 month Pass - Passenger Cars
01/01 - 06/30 or
07/01 - 12/31
355.00 €
Pedestrians
Adults 2.00 €
Children ( 6 through 14 years of age 1.00 €
Students - Monthly Pass 23.00 €
Bicyclists
Adults - one way 2.50 €
Children ( 6 through 14 years of age) one way 1.50 €
World Heritage Bicyclist Ticket
Adults 4.50 €
Children ( 6 through 14 years of age) 2.50 €
Handcarts and other items 1.00 €
Powered Vehicles
Motorcycles/Scooters 3.00 €
Motorcycles with sidecar, Quads 3.20 €
Trikes 4.00 €
Weekly Passes(valid for 2 passages per day Monday - Saturday)
Pedestrians 12.00 €
Bicycles/Mopeds 15.00 €
Motorcycles 18.00 €
Passenger Cars 25.00 €
Vehicles up to 3.01 t 25.00 €
10-punch Cards
Passenger Cars 34.00 €
Vehicle 2.01. - 3.0 t maximum permissible maximum weight without passenger 34.00 €
Transporter / Truck > 3.0 t. - 5.0 t. permissible maximum weight without passenger 44.00 €
Trucks > 5.0 t. -10.0 t. permissible maximum weight without passenger 56.00 €
Motor Coach / Bus
10 to 25 seats 8.00 €
more than 25 seats 12.00 €
Adults traveling on bus 1.00 €
Children traveling on bus (6 through 14 years of age) 0.50 €
Trucks and trailers with permissible maximum weight up to 2.01
Vehicles up to 3.01 t permissible maximum weight without passenger 4.20 €
Transporters / Trucks 3.1 t. 5.0 t permissible maximum weight without passenger 5.50 €
Trucks 5.1 t. - 10.0 t permissible maximum weight without passenger 7.50 €
Trucks 10.1- 15.0 t permissible maximum weight without passenger 9.50 €
Trucks 15.1- 20.0 t permissible maximum weight without passenger 12.00 €
Trucks and trailers with permissible maximum in excess of 20 t
per t permissible maximum weight 0.60 €
Trailers - single axle with load capacity up to 3t
per meter in length (among other parameters) 0.70 €
Specialty Vehicles: Travel Trailers, RVs moving vans, etc.
up to 2.5 m in width, each m in length 1.20 €
> 2.5m in width, each m in length 1.70 €

Docks
Bingen

Nearby Coordinates: N°49.970254, E° 7.913797

Hafenstr. (Follow signs)
55411 Bingen
Tel.: 06721/30 80 810 or 06721/30 80 824

Rüdesheim

Nearby Coordinates: N°49.976638, E° 7,914020

B42 (near train station)
65385 Rüdesheim

Passenger Ferry

In the event of fog, only the car ferry is in operation

Schedule departing Bingen (Dock 5)

Winter Schedule: November 1st, 2015 to April 30th, 2016

*9:00 a.m. / *10:00 a.m. / *11:00 a.m. / 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m./ 4:00 p.m./ 5:00 p.m.

*excludes Saturdays and Sundays during Advent (early December)

Between December 24, 2015 and February 21, 2016 the Passenger Ferry does not run.

During February 2015 the Passenger Ferry does not run as well on saturdays and sundays.

In fog only runs the car ferry.

Additional Departures
Saturdays and Sundays during Advent from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every hour starting from Bingen.

Saturdays and Sundays during Advent from 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every hour starting from Rüdesheim.

 

Good Friday to Easter Monday extended until 9:00 p.m. from Bingen

Good Friday to Easter Monday extended until 9:30 p.m. from Rüdesheim

Summer Schedule: May 1st to October 31st, 2015

7:00 a.m. | 8:00 a.m. | 9:00 a.m. | 10:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. | 12:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. | 4:00 p.m.| 5:00 p.m. | 6:00 p.m. | 7:00 p.m.| 8:00 p.m.

Last departure 9:00 p.m.

Schedule departing Rüdesheim (Dock 8)

Winter Schedule: November 1st, 2015 to April 30th, 2016

*9:30 a.m. / *10:30 a.m. / *11:30 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m./ 2:30 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m.

*excludes Saturdays and Sundays during Advent

Between December 24, 2015 and February 21, 2016 the Passenger Ferry does not run.

During February 2015 the Passenger Ferry does not run as well on saturdays and sundays.

In fog only runs the car ferry.

Additional Departures
Saturdays and Sundays during Advent from 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Good Friday to Easter Monday extended until 9:30 p.m.

Summer Schedule: May 1st to October 31st, 2015

7:30 a.m. | 8:30 a.m. | 9:30 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m.| 12:30 p.m. | 1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. | 3:30 p.m. | 4:30 p.m. | 5:30 p.m. | 6:30 p.m. | 7:30 p.m. | 8:30 p.m.

Last Departure: 9:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices
Passenger Ferry
Adults one way 2.50 €
Roundtrip 4.50 €
Children (6 through 14 years of age) one way 1.25 €
Roundtrip 2.25 €
Weekly Passes (valid for 2 passages per day Monday - Saturday)
Adults 12.00 €
Adults with bicycle/moped 15.00 €
10-punch Card (valid for only 1 person; NON - TRANSFERABLE)
Adults 17.00 €
Monthly Passes
Students 23.00 €
Items
Bicycles, handcarts, and other items 1.20 €

Stops
Bingen

Closest Parking opportunity coordinates: N°49.969758, E° 7.897585
Departures: Docks 4 and 5

Tickets & Information:
Hindenburganlage (Hindenburg Complex)
55411 Bingen
Tel.: 06721/30 80 810 or 06721/30 80 824

Rüdesheim

Closest Parking opportunity coordinates: N°49.977917, E° 7,924793
Departures: Docks 8 or 10

Tickets & Information:
Rheinstr. 29
65385 Rüdesheim
Tel. 06721/30 80 810 or 06721/30 80 824

Not liable for deviations from posted arrival/departure times; nor consequences resulting from not docking at posted stations, or the cancellation of a crossing. Schedules and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All information provided without guarantee.

Schedule & ticket prices for rhine ferries 2016 (PDF)
The schedule and the prices are valid from November 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.