Scheduled Boating

A SHIP will sail you to the experience!

The Balatn Shipping Company plays a connective role in the region’s touristic life due to its scheduled boat trips. By the use of the scheduled boats however, not only are we able to participate in pleasant travels, but also we can get to most of the settlements located on the shores of Lake Balaton offering a wonderful experience! Don’t forget: A SHIP will sail you to the experience!

Link to the programmes at Lake Balaton.   Balatoni programok itt...

Link to the sites worth seeing at Lake Balaton.    Balatoni látnivalók itt...

In 2019, we travel along 15 routes on our scheduled boats, which serve not only those wishing to travel to the southern shores, but to also to those tourists who wish to satisfy their needs on the northern shores, as well. While compiling our schedule, we also took into special consideration the requirements of those wished to comfortably return to their original port of departure subsequent to the completion of their excursion. 

Contrary to traditional public transportation, our passengers enjoy pleasant times on board of our scheduled boats, since reaching the ultimate destination is not the only important factor, since the trip in itself is a memorable, enjoyable and significant part of the outing.  The convenience of our passengers is enhanced from the summer of 2016 by the use of our WI-FI service which is available on board each ship!

Traditionally each year, the scheduled boating on Lake Balaton begins over Easter.  In 2019, this holiday fell on before the last weekend of April.

On 20th April 2019, under ceremonious conditions, the completely refurbished catamaran of Siófok was officially handed over, which sails to Balatonfüred. With this event, the 173th Lake Balaton boating season began. Our ships normally operate according to the usual timetable until the middle of October; however, the operational time is often lengthened depending on the weather, which is closely connected to the Open Lake Balaton special event held in the autumn season. Our organization is closely connected to the events and programmes of the shoreline settlements, therefore, we occasionally initiate special advertised boat trips apart from the regular scheduled boats, as well. Of course, we inform our guests of these trips through our homepage.


Use of the “Boating possibilities” search function

At the top of the page, or rather, with the help of the “Boating possibilities” search window to be found on the homepage, you can search all of our scheduled boats. Select the scheduled boats icon, indicate the port from which you wish to depart or choose it from the provided map.  Naturally, the “search window” uses the current day as default; however, you may alter that as you wish. In the event that you do not provide a specific destination, the system will automatically provide a list of destinations that you are able to reach from your point of departure by the use of scheduled speedboats.  The “result” page of the “search” window will also provide you with all other boating services, which you can utilize from your point of departure.

Choose our scheduled boats in order to reach your selected destination comfortably and enjoyably. Several services, programmes, and worthwhile sites await our Guests at their destinations, so that their trip will truly be packed with enjoyable experiences. On the “result” pages of the searches on our scheduled boats, you can also find interesting sites and programmes that are available at your selected destination.

During high season, we provide several coupons with your boating tickets, which offer further discounts to be utilized at the service providers of the settlements of Lake Balaton. The list of our partners can be found here.

Thanks to graciousness of Mastercard, our strategic partner, all travellers that purchase tickets from us in the months of June, July, and August of 2018 using their Mastercard or Maestro bank card will receive a further coupon from us at the ticket office, which entitles them to a further 10% discount at the boat’s buffet. This service is only valid if the products which they purchase are paid for utilizing either a Mastercard or a Maestro bank card.

A complete boating schedule for the 2018 year can be downloaded in PDF format from the attachments that can be found at the bottom of the page.  The individual schedule of a given boating season can also be separately downloaded from files that can also be found here.

Prices and discounts related to scheduled boating can be found at the bottom of the page, or on the homepage under “Boating possibilities” search window by clicking on the “Price list” button where you are able to find detailed information. You can also find and download 2018 boating schedules and prices in PDF format under “Attachments”.

Travel conditions

  • The Company does not accept any liability for changes in water conditions, cancelled trips due to weather conditions, late arrivals, or any liability for missing train or bus connections.
  • The Company maintains the right to modify prices, timetables, and programmes.
  • The sailing of pleasure boats and advertised program boats are dependent on adequate passengers, while the regularly scheduled boats are not affected in any way by the number of passengers.
  • Upon request, we organise trips for groups apart from regular scheduled boats.
  • Depending on the number of passengers on a boat, we provide the possibility for transporting bicycles.
  • Only dogs wearing muzzle baskets and on leashes will be allowed on the boats.
  • The detailed traveling conditions are contained in the business regulations, and are downloadable from the attachment, or can be found at the Company’s docks.