Lean back in a bus or train, jump on your bike or relax on board of a boat: in Lindau it’s so easy to get around. You really don’t need a car, but if you prefer to bring your car along, here’s some information on where to park in Lindau.
Parking in Lindau
There are plenty of parking spaces both on the island and mainland. In general, parking is not free of charge and only possible for a limited time.
Long-stay parking is available on the following parking lots: P1 Blauwiese, P3 Karl-Bever-Platz, P5 Seeparkplatz. If you are travelling with a campervan or caravan, you can park on parking lot P1 Blauwiese for up to 24 hours. Campervans and caravans are not allowed on the island.
Three-month and annual parking tickets are available for cars on the P1, P3 and P5 car parks. The three-month ticket costs €50 and the annual ticket €160. These tickets can be purchased from the car park office at the Inselhalle. Tickets for P1 can be purchased from the council offices or from the machines on the car park using a credit or debit card.
NEW: P1 now also offers monthly tickets (cars only) for €16.50. These can be bought from the machines using cash or cards.
Hop on a bus
Lindau’s local buses are the perfect way to get around town. They cross the whole town at regular intervals. Wheelchairs and pushchairs are no problem as they all have low entrances. Bikes are not permitted. A range of tickets is available, depending on whether you are travelling alone or with your family. They can be purchased at Tourist Information on Alfred-Nobel-Platz 1, from the bus driver or from ticket machines. We recommend avoiding travelling between 7 and 9 am on Monday to Friday as the buses are busy with schoolchildren and commuters.
Timetable and routes: Lindau town buses
NEW: Since 2014 you can use your Lindau Guest Card from 1 April to 15 October to travel on Lindau town buses free of charge.
For trips outside the town’s boundaries you can take the bus instead of the train:
Seelinie bus no. 21: Lindau – Bodolz – Wasserburg – Nonnenhorn
Bodensee-Allgäu-Linie, bus no. 18: Lindau – Scheidegg – Heimenkirch – Lindenberg – Sulzberg – Oberstaufen
Leiblach-Linie bus no. 17: Lindau – Schlachters – Hergensweiler – Hergatz
Linie, bus no. 192: Lindau – Oberreitnau – Wangen
Zwei-Länder-Linie, bus no. 14a: Lindau – Hörbranz – Lochau – Bregenz
Let the train take the strain
The railway line between Friedrichshafen/Stadt and Lindau/Hbf will be completely blocked from 31 March to 16 April 2017. There will be a replacement service with buses. The bus stops are located in Lindau directly next to the train station. The detailed timetable of the replacement service from Friedrichshafen to Lindau and back can be found here on pages 6 and 7.
Lindau’s railway station is located on the island. From here you can take regional trains to Radolfzell, stopping in Wasserburg, Nonnenhorn, Kressbronn, Langenargen, Eriskirch, Friedrichshafen, Salem, Uhldingen and Überlingen. For this line you can use the Baden-Württemberg Ticket from Lindau and travel at a bargain price. If you want to travel to Bregenz, Dornbirn or Feldkirch in the Vorarlberg, buy your ticket at one of the ÖBB machines at Lindau station – it’s cheaper!
Train 731: Lindau – Friedrichshafen – Markdorf – Überlingen – Radolfzell
Train S1: Lindau – Bregenz – Dornbirn – Feldkirch – Bludenz
Ferries ply the lake from April to October. Take this opportunity to enjoy the wonderful views from the water and take a trip to some of the lovely places around Lake Constance. A car ferry runs from Friedrichshafen to Romanshorn and a catamaran carries foot passengers and bicycles to Konstanz. There is also a car ferry that runs between Meersburg and Konstanz.
Lake Constance ferry timetable
Catamaran Friedrichshafen – Konstanz
Car ferry Friedrichshafen – Romanshorn
Car ferry Meersburg – Konstanz
Bike rental in Lindau
Pick up a bike and explore Lindau and the Lake Constance region at your own pace. There are several bike rental stations in Lindau where you can rent the latest models at reasonable prices.
Get mobile with a hire car
Perhaps you arrived by train but now would like a convenient way of getting around? Just contact one of Lindau’s four car rental firms.