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

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Train, ferry  •  1h 16m

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

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Train  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Bregenz Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Lindau-Reutin to Friedrichshafen Stadt Re5 / ...

Bus  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Lindau
  2. Take the bus from Lindau, ZUP Anheggerstr. to Friedrichshafen, Hafenbahnhof 200-S / ...

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen 80.2 km

Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen by train and ferry

The journey time between Sankt Gallen and Friedrichshafen is around 1h 16m and covers a distance of around 34 km. This includes an average layover time of around 14 min. Operated by Thurbo, BSB Ferries and SBS Schifffahrt AG, the Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen service departs from St. Gallen(Ch) and arrives in Friedrichshafen Autoquai. Typically 355 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

355 Weekly Services
1h 16m Average Duration
€12 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 15 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 15 and takes 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from St. Gallen and arriving at Friedrichshafen, Hafenbahnhof via Lindau, Toskana and Lindau, ZUP Anheggerstr.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from St. Gallen(Ch) and arriving at Friedrichshafen Stadt via Bregenz and Lindau-Reutin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 32m.

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The distance between Sankt Gallen and Friedrichshafen is 27 km. The road distance is 80.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen without a car is to train and ferry which takes 1h 16m and costs SFr 11 - SFr 17.

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It takes approximately 1h 16m to get from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen, including transfers.

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Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from St. Gallen station.

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

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The best way to get from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen is to train which takes 1h 32m and costs SFr 22 - SFr 100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 2h 25m.

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  • Distance: 27 km
  • Duration: 1h 16m

What companies run services between Sankt Gallen, Switzerland and Friedrichshafen, Germany?

You can take a train from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen via Bregenz and Lindau-Reutin in around 1h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen via Lindau, Toskana and Lindau, ZUP Anheggerstr. in around 2h 25m.

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 20 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
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
€18 - €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
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Lindau-Reutin to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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).

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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
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €15
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from St. Gallen to Lindau
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Bus from Lindau, ZUP Anheggerstr. to Friedrichshafen, Hafenbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Bahn DE
BG RAB-Bus/VBN
Phone
+49 7471 93019696
Email
verkehrsverbund@naldo.de
Website
naldo.de
Bus from Lindau, ZUP Anheggerstr. to Friedrichsh. Hafenbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 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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Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen bus services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Friedrichshafen, Hafenbahnhof station.

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Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen train services, operated by Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS), arrive at Friedrichshafen Stadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen is 80 km. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Sankt Gallen to Friedrichshafen.

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