Danube River Cruising Seasons

Cruising season on the Danube River generally starts in the European Spring in March and ends around mid-Autumn in October. One of Europe’s most picturesque waterways – lined with cobblestoned cities and brooding tree-lined shores – the height of the cruising season in Summer sees thousands of visitors pack vessels up and down the river.

Major Danube River Ports

Fritz-Schäffer-Promenade – Passau

Situated on the confluence of three rivers, the Bavarian town of Passau is regarded as one of the Danube's most scenic destinations and boasts a spectacular gothic and baroque-influenced city centre.

The Fritz-Schäffer-Promenade is Passau’s primary river cruise port. It is located around 3 kilometres from the Passau city centre.

By car/taxi

  • 5 minutes from the Passau CBD ($7.26)

Port of Budapest

Capital of Hungary and one of central Europe's most visually arresting cities, Budapest is a favourite stopover on Danube river cruises for its stunning architecture and wide array of historic sites.

The Port of Budapest is one of Europe's busiest disembarkation points for river cruises. It is located around 5 kilometres from the Budapest city centre.

By car/taxi

  • 10 minutes from the Budapest CBD ($14.53 - $18.16)

Reichsbrücke Ship Station – Vienna

One of Europe's most popular travel destinations, the ancient city of Vienna is home to a sophisticated cultural scene, some of Europe's best museums and a dedicated cafe culture.

The Reichsbrücke Ship Station in Vienna is a major disembarkation point for cruises on the Danube River. It is located around 5 kilometres from the Vienna city centre.

By car/taxi

  • 10 minutes from the Vienna CBD ($14.53 - $18.16)