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There are 4 ways to get from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) by train, ferry, bus or car

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Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Romanshorn
  2. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai

Train

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Bregenz
  2. Take the train from Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof to Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof

Train, line 7394 bus

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Konstanz
  2. Take the line 7394 bus from Konstanz Bahnhof to Friedrichsh. Bodensee-Airport

Drive

  1. Drive from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH)

Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) by train and ferry

The journey time between Sankt Gallen and Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) is around 1h 48m and covers a distance of around 40 km. This includes an average layover time of around 34 min. Operated by Thurbo, BSB Ferries, SBS Schifffahrt AG and others, the Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) service departs from St. Gallen(Ch) and arrives in Friedrichshafen Flughafen. Typically 214 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

214 Weekly Services
1h 48m Average Duration
€12 Cheapest Price
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Switzerland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

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Yes, entry into Germany is currently allowed from Switzerland.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Switzerland from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 6 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) is to train and ferry which costs SFr 11 - SFr 16 and takes 1h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) is to drive which costs SFr 15 - SFr 23 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH). However, there are services departing from St. Gallen(Ch) and arriving at Friedrichsh. Bodensee-Airport via Bregenz, Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof and Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 56m.

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The distance between Sankt Gallen and Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) is 30 km. The road distance is 81.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) without a car is to train and ferry which takes 1h 48m and costs SFr 11 - SFr 16.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH), including transfers.

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Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from St. Gallen(Ch) station.

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Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) train services, operated by DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, arrive at Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) is 81 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH).

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  • Distance: 29.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 48m

What companies run services between Sankt Gallen, Switzerland and Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH), Germany?

You can take a train from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH) via Bregenz, Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof, and Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof in around 1h 56m.

Train operators
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Romanshorn
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
Train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
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
Train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from St. Gallen(CH) to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
SBB GmbH
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof to Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Lindau-Reutin to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
oebb.at
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
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lindau-Reutin to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof to Friedrichsh. Stadtbahnhof
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Lindau-Reutin to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €15
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
BG RAB-Bus/VBN
Phone
+49 7471 93019696
Email
verkehrsverbund@naldo.de
Website
naldo.de
Bus from Konstanz Bahnhof to Friedrichsh. Bodensee-Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
BG RAB-Bus/VBN
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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
BSB Ferries
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SBS Schifffahrt AG
Phone
+41 71 466 78 88
Email
info@sbsag.ch
Website
sbsag.ch
Ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Faehre
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBS Schifffahrt AG

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