Lindau Transportation

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    by lotharscheer Updated Jun 12, 2014
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    From 16 Euro (1 zone), 22 Euro (2 zones) and 29 Euro (3 zones), 1 day travel in the Bodensee area (Feldkirch, Bregenz, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Konstance, Friedrichshafen, Ravensburg...) by train, bus and 25% off by boat (from Friedrichshafen and Meersburg only)

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    Take the Train

    by travelfrosch Updated Nov 5, 2013

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    Lindau has its own train station, right on the island in the Old Town. Lindau is a major station on the Munich-Zurich line, with even the "fastest" trains stopping here. If you're coming from Munich, however, you'll save a lot of money and not lose a lot of time by taking slower trains and using a "Bayern-Ticket." For example, if you take the "ALEX" or "RE" trains (sometimes with a change in Buchloe or Kempten), up to 5 people can get to Lindau in just over 3 hours. Cost of the Bayern-Ticket ranges from EUR 22 for a single traveler to EUR 38 for 5 people traveling together (not valid weekdays before 9AM). You can shorten your trip by 40 minutes or so by taking the direct EuroCity, but you'll have to pay EUR 40 per person for the time savings.

    In addition, you have good connections between Lindau and Friedrichshafen Flughafen (Airport), usually with a change in Friedrichshafen Stadt. Travel time is 30-45 minutes and ticket cost is EUR 5.50.

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    Explore Bodensee by boat

    by CatherineReichardt Updated Nov 9, 2012

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    By far the nicest way to explore Bodensee (Lake Constance) is by ferry. There is an extensive network of ferry routes crisscrossing the lake, which services a limited number of towns on the Swiss side as well as many more towns on the German side.

    Konstanz is the hub of BSB's network, and other larger towns such as Meersburg and Friedrichshafen have frequent ferry services, whereas smaller towns and those at the extremities of the lake are not serviced as often.

    However, bear in mind that it is a large lake, and travelling by ferry is much slower than making the same journey by road - for example, Konstanz to Lindau (which is pretty well end to end) will take you about 3.5 hours.

    The weblink below is the BSB timetable for summer 2010 - unfortunately this is currently only available in German, but much of it should be pretty self explanatory. The website promises that it will be available in English in 'a few months', but I have no idea if and when this promise will be delivered on.

    The same website also gives fares: return tickets cost double the single fare. If you are going to be in the Bodensee area for some time and plan to take a number of ferry rides, it's worth enquiring about passes - when we visited in 2005, we bought a week pass, which saved us quite a lot.

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    Lake Boats

    by travelfrosch Updated Apr 5, 2008

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    Frequent boats depart Lindau for various destinations along the lake during the summer. While service is less frequent off-season, there are still regular boats to destinations such as Friedrichshafen. For our part, we took the boat across the lake from Lindau to Rorschach, Switzerland.

    As of 2008, one-way fares between Lindau and Friedrichshafen are EUR 12, and EUR 9.40 between Lindau and Rorschach. For boats to Rorschach, a Swisspass will give you a 50% discount, but note you must first validate your pass at a Swiss rail station. Fortunately for us, our boat crew allowed us the discount with our unvalidated pass, even though they were under no obligation to do so.

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    Boat trips around the lake

    by Anjutka Updated Aug 23, 2007

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    The smallest real steamboat

    Lindau and all the Bodensee area is very easily reached by train and car, the Lindau railway station is just opposite the harbour. And in the warm season numerous boats serve all German, Swiss and Austrian towns and resorts around the lake. And in a touristic area where three expensive countries meet you can be sure that these trips are not cheap but if you spend some time you can find the one or other deal combined with other attractions around the lake like excursions to the Mainau island or by funicular up to the Pfaender mountain above Bregenz which may be cheaper than the sum of the tickets needed for it.

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    Slow road down Lake Konstanz to Lindau

    by Whitevanman Written Apr 16, 2006
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    The 70km or so of E54 from Singen down the East side of Lake Konstanz to Lindau was a very scenic route but queued solid with day trippers in August and it took a very frustrating 2+hrs to negotiate.

    Don't let thatput you off though as the beautiful historic old town which is actually an island in the Bodensee is well worth the trip. Although heaving with tourists the town is very picturesque with fantastic views across the lake to the Suisse alps.

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    Lindau transportation

    by Krumlovgirl Written Dec 13, 2002

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    The train stops here enroute from Munich to Zurich and vice versa. From Bregenz, it is about a ten-minute train ride and costs $3 one-way. The train stops on the island and once you exist the station, the lighthouse and lion view are on your right, about 100 yards.

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    By boat to Rorschach

    by lotharscheer Written Jul 27, 2011
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    In the summer there are 4 boats per day to Rorschach, Switzerland, 11 Euro
    http://www.schifffahrt-rorschach.ch/onlinefahrplan

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    Air from the UK

    by bonio Updated Feb 21, 2007

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    Ryanair fly to Friedrichshafen from London Stansted airport. It's a 20 minute train ride to Lindau from Friedrichshafen.

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    By Train

    by bonio Updated Feb 21, 2007

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    Lindau station is on the edge of the island. It is a 2-3 hour journey from Munich and easy to reach from Bregenz and Friedrichshafen.

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  • May 7, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Trains in Bavaria are wonderful, and so is the Bayern ticket, but my party of 4 women in our 70's cant get to Rothenburg ob der Tauber without at least 2 changes. Does any one have an info on bus service that might be better for this trip? We need to go on May 10, 2010

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      May 7, 2013 at 11:05 PM

      Welcome to VT. You'll want to ask your question on the Bavaria travel forum here:

      forum.virtualtourist.com/Bav...

      where far more people will see it and you will get useful replies. But I doubt you will find a direct bus from (I assume) Lindau to Rothenburg. Trains and buses rarely 'compete' in Germany.

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