ZSG surcharge

A surcharge of CHF 5 per passenger will be charged on Zürichsee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG) boats. The surcharge applies on all scheduled cruises on Lake Zürich, the Obersee and the River Limmat; ZSG Dream Cruises are excluded.

From 11th December 2016, passengers on ZSG vessels will need two tickets:

  1. A valid ZVV ticket for the journey in the relevant zones
  2. A ZSG surcharge ticket of CHF 5

You can purchase the ZSG surcharge as follows:

  • from an automatic ticket machine
  • with the ZVV-Ticket-App
  • over the counter
  • by SMS (text «ZSG-SZ» to 988)
  • on board
  • via SBB Ticket Shop

The surcharge is a flat rate of CHF 5 (there are no discounts for children under 16 and Half-Fare or GA travelcard holders).

Children under 6 years accompanied by an adult, accompanied children travelling on a Junior or Child co-travelcard, persons travelling for free in groups, disabled persons (with a Swiss identity card for travellers with a disability according to T 600.4) and their companions, bicycles and dogs are all exempted from the surcharge.

Frequently asked questions on the ZSG surcharge

Tickets for frequent travellers

The ZSG surcharge is also available in the form of an annual, monthly and multiple-journey ticket. These tickets are suitable for those who travel on ZSG boats regularly.

Price list, ZSG surcharge
  Adult Junior
6 – 25 years
Single ZSG surcharge 5.00 5.00
Multiple-journey ZSG surcharge (6 journeys with 10% discount) 27.00 27.00
ZSG monthly surcharge ticket* 25.00 15.00
ZSG annual surcharge ticket* 150.00 90.00
*personal and non-transferable


Exeptions from the supplement

No surcharge is required on ZSG Dream Cruises or the Uster-Maur and Horgen-Meilen routes, which are not operated by ZSG.