Elbe ferries

Inhaltsbild Fähren und Schiffe - Elbfähren - Sommer

The Elbe ferries to the opposite bank

Ferryman, carry us over! Crossing the Elbe by boat is not just enjoyable, but practical too. Whether you are off for a stroll around the Elbe meadlowlands or on your way to work, you can shorten the journey to the other side with one of the 13 Elbe ferries and enjoy the view of the city and surrounding countryside.

One ticket. Travel on everything. Just jump on: with just one ticket, you can use local trains, suburban trains, trams, buses and any ferry (except spa town of Rathen).

 

VVO tariff zone plan with Elbe ferries


Click on the map to enlarge (PDF, 1,5 MB)

 

timetable and prices Elbe ferries

Timetable

The overview shows you all ferries in the Upper Elbe transport network, i.e. all ferry stops from the Czech border.

Most ferries do not run according to a strict timetable, but cross over as required.

You can get a rough timetable by clicking on the relevant ferry connection.

In the VVO timetable information, ferry connections are taken into account for calculation with "assumed" departure times, but the actual departure times may differ.
 

F1 Schöna, Bf. (D) – Hrensko, Ort (CZ) (grenzüberschreitend)
F2 Schmilka, Hp. Hirschmühle – Schmilka, Ort
F3 Krippen – Postelwitz
F4 Krippen – Bad Schandau, Elbkai/Stadt
F5 Bad Schandau, Bf. – Bad Schandau, Elbkai/Stadt (Bahnhofsfähre)
F6 Königstein – Halbestadt
F7

Niederrathen – Oberrathen (no VVO-tariff) – www.kurort-rathen.de

F8 Stadt Wehlen, Fußweg zum Bf. – Stadt Wehlen, Markt
F9 Pirna – Pirna-Copitz
F10 Heidenau – Birkwitz
F14 Pillnitz – Kleinzschachwitz (Auto- und Personenfähre)
F16 Laubegast – Niederpoyritz
F17 Johannstadt – Neustadt
F24 Coswig-Kötitz – Gauernitz
F28 Diesbar-Seußlitz – Niederlommatzsch
F29 Riesa – Promnitz
F30 Strehla – Lorenzkirch

Ticket prices

On the following Elbe ferries, all tickets according to the VVO tariff (except the 4-ride ticket for short journeys) are recognised, provided they are valid in terms of time and space:

  • F1 Schöna, Bf. (D) – Hrensko, Ort (CZ) (cross-border)
  • F2 Schmilka, Hp. Hirschmühle – Schmilka, Ort
  • F3 Krippen – Postelwitz
  • F4 Krippen – Bad Schandau, Elbkai/Stadt
  • F5 Bad Schandau, Bf. – Bad Schandau, Elbkai/Stadt (Station ferry)
  • F6 Königstein – Halbestadt
  • F8 Stadt Wehlen, Fußweg zum Bf. – Stadt Wehlen, Markt
  • F9 Pirna – Pirna-Copitz
  • F10 Heidenau – Birkwitz
  • F14 Pillnitz – Kleinzschachwitz (Car and passenger ferry)
  • F16 Laubegast – Niederpoyritz
  • F17 Johannstadt – Neustadt
  • F24 Coswig-Kötitz – Gauernitz
  • F28 Diesbar-Seußlitz – Niederlommatzsch
  • F29 Riesa – Promnitz
  • F30 Strehla – Lorenzkirch


No VVO fare tickets are recognised on the Elbe ferry in the spa town of Rathen.

 


If you are only using the ferry, the following prices apply:

The tickets are not bound to the respective ferry. For example, you can also use a 10-trip ticket from Pillnitz for crossings on the other ferries.

Ticket Type1 Reduced Normal
Single person
Single trip 1,00 €2 1,50 €
Return trip 1,50 €2 2,40 €
10-ride ticket 6,00 €2 10,00 €
Monthly pass3 11,00 €2 18,00 €
Single person with bicycle4
Single trip 1,50 €5 2,50 €
Return trip 3,00 €5 3,90 €
Single person with car or horse6
Single trip   4,00 €
Single trip (Abo)7   2,00 €
Return trip   6,50 €
Return trip (Abo)7  

4,00 €

10-ride ticket   27,00 €

1 The tickets are not bound to the ferry station issuing them, but are mutually recognised on all ferries in the above-mentioned tariff zones, provided that transport is possible with the respective type of ticket.
2 Price applies to schoolchildren below the age of 15, , a dog, a cycle incl. cycle trailer, a pushchair or a moped / scooter up to 50 cc.
3 Entitled to also take, free of charge, a dog, a cycle incl. cycle trailer, a pushchair or a moped / scooter up to 50 cc. Offer only applies to the ferries in the Pirna and Bad Schandau tariff zones.
4 and incl. trailer; price also applies to the taking of a pushchair or a moped / scooter up to 50 cc.
5
Price valid for pupils up to their 15th birthday
6 up to 5.0 m long or horse (incl. rider)
7 Price for vehicle driver or rider who can show an Abo-monthly or annual pass or a JobTicket at the normal fare, providing it is within the correct geographical and time limits. Also applies to severely disabled people with a pass classified as “G” or “H”.


Elbe ferry Schöna - Hřensko

For the cross-border Elbe ferry, the following prices also apply:

Ticket Type Reduced1 Normal
Single trip 30,00 Kč 40,00 Kč

1 Price valid for students up to their 15th birthday, one dog, one bicycle incl. bicycle trailer or one handcart.

As at: 1st April 2021