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There are 5 ways to get from Friedrichshafen to Sevelen by ferry, train, bus or car

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Ferry, train  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Haf9 to Romanshorn Autoquai 243 / ...
  2. Take the train from Rorschach to Sevelen S4

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Ferry, train via St. Gallen  •  3h

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Haf9 to Romanshorn Autoquai 243 / ...
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen to Sevelen S4

Train  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Lindau Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from St. Margrethen to Sevelen S4

Ferry, bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Haf9 to Romanshorn Autoquai 243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Romanshorn to Altstätten SG, Bahnhof B
  3. Take the bus from Altstätten SG, Bahnhof to Buchs SG, Bahnhof 300 / ...

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Friedrichshafen to Sevelen 88 km

SFr 10 - SFr 16

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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (COVID-19 not detected) taken 3 days before boarding
This applies to all arrivals by air
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sevelen is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sevelen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sevelen is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 23 Feb 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Sevelen is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Sevelen is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Friedrichshafen to Sevelen. However, there are services departing from Friedrichshafen Stadt and arriving at Sevelen via Lindau Hbf, Bregenz and St. Margrethen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 20m.

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It is 60 km from Friedrichshafen to Sevelen. It is approximately 88 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Friedrichshafen to Sevelen without a car is to ferry and train which takes 2h 53m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Friedrichshafen to Sevelen, including transfers.

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Friedrichshafen to Sevelen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Friedrichshafen Stadt station.

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Friedrichshafen to Sevelen train services, operated by Südostbahn, arrive at Sevelen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Friedrichshafen to Sevelen is 88 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Friedrichshafen to Sevelen.

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There are 156+ hotels available in Sevelen. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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  • Distance: 59.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Friedrichshafen, Germany and Sevelen, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Friedrichshafen to Sevelen via Lindau Hbf, Bregenz, and St. Margrethen in around 3h 20m.

Train operators
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rorschach to Sevelen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Sevelen
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Margrethen to Sevelen
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 8
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Bus from Romanshorn to Altstätten SG, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
Bus Ostschweiz
Phone
+41 71 757 30 40
Email
info@busost.ch
Website
busost.ch
Bus from Altstätten SG, Bahnhof to Buchs SG, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Bus Ostschweiz
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Haf9 to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
BSB Ferries
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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