There are 4 ways to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen by train, ferry, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Lindau Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Friedrichshafen Stadt Re / ...

$31 - $49

Cheapest option

Line 8 train, ferry  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 8 train from St. Gallen to Romanshorn 8 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai 166-Y

$15 - $20

2 alternative options

Line 200 bus, line 940 bus, ferry  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the line 200 bus from St. Gallen, Marktplatz Bohl to Arbon, Bahnhof 200 / ...
  2. Take the line 940 bus from Arbon, Bahnhof to Romanshorn, Bahnhof 940
  3. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai

$22 - $32

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen 50.7 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 16 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 16 and takes 55 min.

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The distance between Canton of St. Gallen and Friedrichshafen is 57 km. The road distance is 81.1 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Canton of St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from St. Gallen and arriving at Friedrichshafen Stadt via Lindau Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

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The nearest airport to Friedrichshafen is Friedrichshafen (FDH) Airport which is 4 km away. Other nearby airports include Memmingen (FMM) (67.6 km), Zurich (ZRH) (72.3 km), Stuttgart (STR) (116.8 km) and Basel (BSL) (145.8 km).

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Map of how to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen.
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  • Distance: 35.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

What companies run services between Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Friedrichshafen, Germany?

You can take a train from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen via Lindau Hbf in around 1 h 27 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lindau Hbf to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Romanshorn
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from St. Gallen, Marktplatz Bohl to Arbon, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Arbon, Bahnhof to Romanshorn, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
bsb.de

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