Many towns in switzerlad offer every day two daily tickets that allow you to travel for one day using train and busses all over the country. The tickets are very convenient as you may pay 37 francs a trip that normally costs more than 100. At this link you can check which towns have the daily cards available for the days you are interested in. Awfully it's only in italian for the moment. http://www.swisstrotter.ch/it_originale/home.asp
Part of the trip was done by train and part by bus, the scenery, specially from the bus was very nice as it passes through the beautiful San Bernardino.
- Hiking and Walking
Liechtenstein is a small country, therefore you only need to use the buses for longer distances or in case that you can not walk too much. If weather permits, you can even take a 15 min. walk between Vaduz and Schaan, the two largest towns of the country.
Other than that, Liechtenstein has a very dense bus system and while the travel hub is in Schaan, Vaduz is pretty well linked as well. Use line 11, 12 and 14 between Schaan and Vaduz. Line 12 goes on to the Swiss train stations at Buchs (northern end of the line) and Sargans (south). Services to Malbun, Gaflei and Sevelen (Switzerland) are available as well, for all other destinations a change in Schaan is required.
The Bus Company
I was visiting Switzerland, so had to travel to visit Liechtenstein. I travelled by train from Sargans station in Switzerland to Vaduz on a bus belonging to the Liechtenstein Bus Company (bus line 12 to Buchs). It was comfortable and pleasant - I was on a "bendy" bus but they also have double-deckers too!
My train ticket also covered the cost of the bus journey. Although I think the bus fares themselves are quite cheap.
Bus to Vaduz from Switzerland
During our visit to Switzerland in July 2008, after leaving Zurich we wanted to pop into Liechtenstein for a few hours. As there are no train stations in this tiny country, we needed to catch a bus from Switzerland. We opted to catch a bus from Sargans as this was on route from Zurich to Chur (where we were spending our next night).
When you arrive in Sargans you will find that it is just a small station, and it is very easy to find the correct bus stop, as it is right next to the station buildings.
There was a bus waiting there when we arrived and after a short wait we were off. We didn't have to buy tickets as the bus trip was covered by our Swiss Pass, but you can buy a ticket on the bus, and the cost is just a few francs.
We were unsure when to get off the bus, as it was travelling further than our destination of Vaduz (it continued on to Buchs), so I asked the driver if he could let us know and he yelled out to us when we had reached the main stop in Vaduz.
The bus we were on went from Sargans to Buchs, so if you find yourself in Buchs you can catch the bus into Liechtenstein from there too.
- Historical Travel
- Budget Travel
Vaduz via Sargans
This is a tip for getting to Liechtenstein. The bus that runs from Sargans, Switzerland to Vaduz is pretty easy to use. You pay as you get onto the bus, it was about 7.20 CHF roundtrip. There didn't seem to be a time table posted at the main train station in Sargans, but there is a sign at the corner of the building saying 'bus to Liechtenstien.' The bus takes you to the main post office in Vaduz.
Since you can't fly there...
Liechtenstein has no airport, and the nearest one is Zurich's international airport in Switzerland. From there you can get to vaduz in several ways:
- by car driving Switzerland's A3 to Sargans, then A13 direction St Margrethen and taking the exit Sevelen - Vaduz.
-by train to Sargans or Buchs (Switzerland) and then by bus to Vaduz.
- Road Trip
vaduz, or indeed lichtenstein, has no trainstation. the best way to get there from zurich is to take a train from the main station to the last station on the swiss border - sargans - from there you will see a florecent vaduz bus which will take you ther ein about 45 minutes. it wasnt too expensive. it was all really easy to do and well signed. im sure the same thing could be done coming from austria.
in vaduz the only way to get around is by foot - it is all pedestrianised.
- Castles and Palaces
- Museum Visits
Central Bus station
The Central bus station of Vaduz is only a little bus stop, but dont worry Liechtenstein has a very good buses net connecting to Switzerland (Sargan or Buch) , to Austria (Feldkirch) or to all the country. They are very cheap.
To the castle
You can walk up to the castle but it's not an easy walk, specially at the beginning. We decided to take a raxi and it costed 10 francs to go up, then, we walked on the way down.
- Hiking and Walking
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