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

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Train, ferry  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Romanshorn Re / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai 144-Y / ...

11€ - 16€

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Bus, train  •  1h 49m

  1. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Lindau
  2. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Friedrichshafen Stadt Rb / ...

38€ - 54€

Train  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Konstanz Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Radolfzell to Friedrichshafen Stadt 1-Y / ...

20€ - 68€

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen 80.3 km

8€ - 13€

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Friedrichshafen is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Friedrichshafen 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, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Germany.

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The cheapest way to get from St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs SFr 9 - SFr 14 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs SFr 9 - SFr 14 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from St. Gallen(Ch) and arriving at Friedrichshafen Stadt via Konstanz and Radolfzell. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 58m.

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The distance between St. Gallen and Friedrichshafen is 27 km. The road distance is 80.3 km.

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The best way to get from St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen without a car is to train and ferry which takes 1h 25m and costs SFr 12 - SFr 17.

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It takes approximately 1h 25m to get from St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen, including transfers.

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St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen train services, operated by Thurbo, depart from St. Gallen(Ch) station.

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St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen train services, operated by DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, arrive at Friedrichshafen Stadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen is 80 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen.

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  • Distance: 27.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 25m

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

You can take a train from St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen via Konstanz and Radolfzell in around 1h 58m.

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
Train from St. Gallen(Ch) to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
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 Lindau Hbf to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Radolfzell to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Lindau Hbf to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Train from Radolfzell to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Lindau Hbf to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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€ - 50€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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
Hourly
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 Haf9
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
SBS Schifffahrt AG

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