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There are 3 ways to get from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee by bus, train or car

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Line 120 bus, bus  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the line 120 bus from Oberjoch Iselerbahn to Reutte Untermarkt 120
  2. Take the bus from Reutte Untermarkt to Fernpass Hotel Fernsteinsee 150

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Train, line 150 bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Sonthofen to Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf to Pfronten-Steinach Rb / ...
  3. Take the train from Pfronten-Steinach to Laehn Rb / ...
  4. Take the line 150 bus from Lähn Dorf to Fernpass Hotel Fernsteinsee 150

Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee 99.7 km
Germany → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and Cyprus
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Suriname
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Suriname

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Germany.

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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 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Fernsteinsee is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Fernsteinsee is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

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

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Last updated: 24 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee is to drive which costs €11 - €17 and takes 1h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee is to drive which costs €11 - €17 and takes 1h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee. However, there are services departing from Sonthofen, Oberallgäuer Platz and arriving at Fernpass Hotel Fernsteinsee via Oberjoch Iselerbahn and Reutte Untermarkt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 29m.

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It is 44 km from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee. It is approximately 99.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee without a car is to line 120 bus and bus which takes 4h 29m and costs €12 - €18.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee, including transfers.

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Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee bus services, operated by VVT, depart from Oberjoch Iselerbahn station.

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Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee bus services, operated by VVT, arrive at Fernpass Hotel Fernsteinsee station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee is 100 km. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Fernsteinsee. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee.
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  • Distance: 44.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Sonthofen, Bavaria, Germany and Fernsteinsee, Austria?

You can take a bus from Sonthofen to Fernsteinsee via Oberjoch Iselerbahn and Reutte Untermarkt in around 4h 29m.

Train operators
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Sonthofen to Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf to Pfronten-Steinach
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Pfronten-Steinach to Laehn
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Sonthofen to Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Sonthofen to Kempten
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
VVT
Phone
+43 512 56 16 16
Email
info@vvt.at
Website
vvt.at
Bus from Oberjoch Iselerbahn to Reutte Untermarkt
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Schedules at
vvt.at
Bus from Reutte Untermarkt to Fernpass Hotel Fernsteinsee
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Schedules at
vvt.at
Bus from Lähn Dorf to Fernpass Hotel Fernsteinsee
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
vvt.at

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