Bus departing from Sargans to Vaduz
Bus departing from Sargans to Vaduz
Bus arriving in Sargans from Vaduz
Sargans Station Signage
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Liechtenstein's western border lies in the middle of the Rhein river and here it runs for some 25 Km in length. Access from Switzerland is then through five bridges with border inspection. Shouldn't it be for these, German language and the use of the Swiss Franc wouldn't suggest it's a different country.Easy access as well to the northeast from the Austrian town of Feldkirch. Euro currency is widely accepted.Gas/Diesel price at the pump is similar to that of Switzerland, and more expensive than in Austria.
By bus to Liechtenstein
Line 13 from Feldkirch, Austria to Schaan and Buchs, Switzerland, runs every 30 minutes, 3,60 Swiss Franks or 2,40 Euro (tell the driver first witch currency you want to use)Line 12 from Sargans, Switzerland to Vaduz, Schaan and BuchsLine 14 rom Feldkirch to Schaan and Vaduz
Getting to Liechtenstein
Just like another tiny country, San Marino, there isn't a train to take you to Liechtenstein. Take the train to Buchs or Sargans, Switzerland, and then hop onto a big, green bus called, appropriately, The Liechtenstein Bus. The bus takes Swiss Francs (the currency of Liechtenstein) or Euros and takes about 20 minutes to arrive in Vaduz, the capital. You can also get off in the town of Schaan, which is separated from Vaduz by a river. Buses run a few times every hour and are clean and comfortable. For more help and for maps, the Buchs train station has a tourist information center. The same is probably true in Sargans but I don't know for certain because I went through Buchs.There are lockers at the train station in Buchs so if you're just going for a day trip, like I was, you can store your bags at the station. These lockers, however, only take Swiss francs, unlike the bus, which takes...
Liechtenstein does not have an airport and has very limited rail connections (Schaan - Feldkirch) Coming from Swwitzerland the best option is to get a train to Sargans or Buchs and then catch the local Liechtenstein Post Bus into Vaduz via Balzers. The #12 bus runs the route Sargans - Balzars - Vaduz - Schaan - Buchs and vice-versaThe buses are very regular, every 10 - 15 minutes.
Getting to Liechtenstein by public transport
This is very easy.Take the train to Sargans from where there are then buses that run every 30 minutes crossing the Rhine into Liechtenstein and go up to Vaduz.For detailed info on the timetable of trains to Sargans and buses onward into Liechtenstein take your pick from.http://www.sbb.ch/en/index.htmhttp://www.bahn.co.ukKeep well,Stevie
Driving into and around Liechtenstein
We drove into Liechtenstein from Eastern Switzerland, I knew that when we crossed the river we would enter the country but if I hadn't I probably wouldn't have even noticed that we entered a new country. Entering from Austria is another story, they have a real border guard there and I believe some kind of toll but we turned around before we got to the border.Driving around Liechtenstein was a breeze, the country is not very large, 16 miles long and 4 miles wide so it's hard to get lost as at some point you run out of country!
Getting Around Liechtenstein
The best way to get around Liechtenstein is by bus. There is a reliable, cheap bus service that covers most of the country. Don't expect it to be there late at night, though, but if you are still partying in the early hours, you should be OK - they start early!For more information, visit my website at www.about-liechtenstein.co.uk
You must be 18 years old carrying a full UK drivers licence, passport and vehicles registration documents. If the vehicle is not registered to you you must have a letter from the registered owner giving you permission. Adequate insurance is a must and it is advisable to have a green card (your insureer will usually provide you with one).Fire extinguishers and first aid kits are advisable.A GB sign is COMPULSARY regardless of whether you have EU registration plates.It is also COMPULSARY to have a reflective jacket and a red warning triangle.You HAVE to use headlight converters and you MUST used dipped headlights during the day. It is advisable to have a spare bulb kit.The speed limits are : Urban 50kph open roads 80kph motorway 1120kph
When you are travelling to Liechtenstein by car or motorbike, please remind that you will always need an Autobahn-vignette for the highways in Austria and/or Switzerland.Most of the times you will enter Liechtenstein coming from Switzerland. For this country, the vignets are only sold per year: € 28,10 per year (in 2007). When you (also) cross Austria during your travel to the small country you (also) need a vignette. In Austria they are sold in three types: 10 days for € 8,75, 2 months for € 22,95 and a full year for € 73,75.Both the vignets can be bought at the border crossings, or in advance at specific places all over Europe, mostly tourist agencies. You stick the sticker on the front window of your car, and an electronical laser will check if you have the correct one while you are entering the country.
Easy and efficient
The distances in the country are very short, it is only a few hours walk to cross the whole country. Roads and bus transport are excellent, the railway is operated by Austria and is of minor importance for local transportation, mostly only for long distance trains between Austria and Switzerland (which do not stop in Liechtenstein).
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