As Vaduz does neither have an airport nor a train station the only way to get there by public transport is the bus.
The Liechtenstein Bus company runs regular services to all towns and villages in Liechtenstein, to Feldkirch in Austria and to Sargans and Buchs in Switzerland.
We arrived to Vaduz from Sargans in Switzerland which has frequent rail connections towards Zurich or Chur. We also used the bus to get to Feldkirch in Austria.
Bus tickets are available from the driver. Some Swiss railpasses are valid on the Liechtenstein buses as well.
Well, it's not easy - it will take about 4~5 hours.
You can go to from Vaduz to Buchs SG or Feldkirch (Austria) and then take a train to Innsbruck; from Innsbruck, there are direct trains to Munich (I did that, not from Vaduz but from Chur, and "divided" in 2 days - Chur/Innsbruck; Innsbruck/Garmisch, Garmisch/Munich).
Another option is to go from Buchs or Feldkirch to Lindau (Germany), and then to Munich.
The best way to find all the connections is Deutsche Bahn site:
And have in mind that Vaduz itself doesn't have a train station. You take the yellow bus to Buchs SG or to Feldkirch
If you prefer to save your money for something else than a taxi I can recommend you to take a bus instead. There are quite many bus lines in Vaduz, going to the different, even smaller, villages around in the mountains.
A ticket cost about 1 euro, and you can buy the ticket onboard. Just make sure to take the right bus, as there are many lines stopping at the same bus stop in the city, but then goes on many different routes.
Taxi in Liechtenstein is fairly cheap, and as the little country is just little, it never really goes expensive no matter where you want to go.
The only problem is that there aren't too many taxis, which we realised after having the same taxi driver three times during two days.
But just ask the hotel staff to call a cab for you, and it will be there five minutes later.
The taxi station in town is next to a big parking garage. Normally there is no taxi there, but inside the garage there is a phone in the wall, that you use to call for a taxi. Quite funny. And it won't take long until it's there.
Liechtenstein's capital Vaduz must be the only capital in Europe (not too sure about Andorra though?) that doesn't have an airport, or a trainstation? In fact, there isn't an airport or trainstation in the whole country!?
Not too strange one can say though, as Liechtenstein is one of Europe's five micro states, but to get there you'll have to take buses from either Switzerland, Germany or Austria.
We arrived here from Zürich, from where we first took a train to Sargans (make sure to get a seat on the left side of the train, as the view of Lake Zürich is fantastic!), and from there a bus for another 20-30 minutes.
It's the same also if you come from one of the other two countries from where you can reach the little kingdom.
The bus will stop in the central parts of the very little town, from where you will have no problem to find your way around.
With only about 5200 inhabitants Vaduz is one of the smallest capitals in the world. It can be best explored on foot. Also the neigbouring town Schaan is still in walking distance from Vaduz.
If you are tired of walking then you can still take a bus which runs along the main street.
Although there is a train station in nearby Schaan, the options are very limited from there. It is far better to take a bus from Sargans or Buchs in Switzerland, or perhaps from Feldkirch in Austria. The Switzerland buses are ajacent to the train stations and run very frequently through Vaduz and the lower valley. I found there was ample room for my suitcase. The Swiss Pass also covers the Liechtenstein bus routes. There are signs indicated which buses serve Liechtenstein. The ride in to Vaduz is scenic, so it may be nice to sit by the window.
From Zurich, it is best to take a train to Sargans direct and then make the single bus connection to Vaduz. Coming from the Bodensee or St. Gallen, Buchs would be the likely entry point.
The Liechtenstein Bus is very easy to use with friendly drivers. The system connects most points in the country with each other, as well as the towns of Buchs and Sargans, Switzerland, as well a Feldkirch, Austria, all three being decent transportation hubs to other points to Europe. If you plan on using the bus for more than one trip or reasonable length, buy the tageskarte (day pass) as it turns out to be a better value (7 CHF, vs. 2-5CHF each way)
If flying to Zurich, you can take the train for the 1 1/2 hour trip to the Swiss town of Sargans, near the Liechtenstein border. In Sargans, connections are excellent with the Swiss Postal Bus System, which serves all communities in Liechtenstein.
There are no border formalities between the two countries, and Liechtenstein uses Swiss currency.
Within the principality do traveling via postal bus. By presenting your Swiss Pass if non European passport holder (obtained in your own country), you are able to
purchase a special ticket for unlimited bus travel throughout the country.
The cost was the equivalent of about $5 each, and all you need to do is
show your passes to the driver when boarding.
Buses run frequently and schedules are posted at each stop.
There is about 250 km of paved roadway within Liechtenstein, and 9.5 km of railway.
The country's rails are administered by the Austrian Federal Railways as part of the
route between Feldkirch, Austria, and Buchs SG, Switzerland. Four stations in Liechtenstein, including Schaan-Vaduz, Forst Hilti, Nendeln, and Schaanwald,
are served by an irregular stopping-train service running between Feldkirch
'While EuroCity and other long distance international trains also make use
of the route, these do not call at Liechtenstein stations. Liechtenstein Bus is
a subsidiary of the Swiss Postbus system, and connects to the Swiss bus
network at Buchs SG and at Sargans.
The Montafonerbahn is a privately owned railway, running for some 12.7 km between Bludenz and Schruns and which stops, along the wait at Schaan-Vaduz - the only train station in Liechtenstein. From there you have to take the bus from the nearby post office in order to get to the centre of Vaduz. InterCity trains will probably only stop at Buchs - you tend to go through Liechtenstein without realising it - other than having received an sms if your phone roams! Feldkirch-Schaan is 16km and costs a normal ÖBB or Vorarlberg VOR tariff.
If you are travelling to Liechtenstein and are not driving, then the chances are that you'll end up using the LiechtensteinBus service. A day pass, which allows you unlimited travel around the entire principality costs EUR 3.20 or CHF 5.00 and that is also valid for the stretch to Feldkirch, in Vorarlberg, where the main Zurich-Vienna line stops. The buses running to time, and are clean and efficient and offer you a good way of seeing the countryside in Liechtenstein. This is the easiest public transport solution - otherwise there are only infrequently stopping trains to Schaan-Vaduz - from where you will have to use the bus to get to Vaduz in any case!
The little citytrain is great for a fun tour tru Vaduz.
The tour for individuals starts daily 04:30pm
Tours for groups all day.
The «Citytrain-Station» is located at the coach terminal in the «Äulestrasse», below the Vaduz town hall square and opposite the Vaduz shopping market «Städtlemarkt».
To get from Zurich to Vaduz you take a train to either Buchs or Sarganes and from there you go with the bus to Vaduz (not hard to miss, because they say Liechtenstein on the side). Check out the SBB website for more info. If you decide to go from Vaduz to another town in Liechtenstein, why not by a day pass... for only 5 CHF!
Riding on the bus in Liechtenstein was pretty funny, because you got the impression that everyone knew each other... lots of people were just meeting up by chance on the bus.
Despite its small size, Liechtenstein has public transport to match its size: This tourist train runs 35 minute round trips.
Vaduz is not real big, most of the interesting points you can reach on foot.
Parking is possible downtown in the parking garage, it's well marked with street signs.
Mareestrasse 29, Vaduz, 9490, Liechtenstein
Good for: Business
Staedtle 23, Vaduz, 9490, Liechtenstein
Good for: Families
A 13 Motorway, Sevelen/Vaduz exit, Triesen, 9495, Liechtenstein
Good for: Couples