Whatever you want to travel to Lindau – every option has its own special charm. We recommend travelling by public transport such as train, bus or boat: this way you can enjoy the lake and alpine panorama in comfort and at the same time make a valuable contribution to protecting and preserving the beautiful nature of the region.
By train: congestion-free and environmentally friendly
The new station in the Reutin district (mainland) serves as a long-distance stop for trains from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Regional trains continue to call at the Inselbahnhof, from where you can reach Lindau harbour on foot in one minute.
You can find the latest information on the new station and the connections here. From Munich and Zurich, you can now travel to Lindau even faster. With the Bodensee-S-Bahn, you can travel from Romanshorn to Lindau-Reutin every half hour.
There is a new train service between Ulm and Singen. The train is ideal for taking bicycles along the western Bodenseegürtelbahn. You can find the timetable with all intermediate stops here.
The Lindau Tourist Information is a partner in the bwegtPLUS bonus programme of the Baden-Württemberg state railway. We reward your climate-friendly journey by public transport. On presentation of a current bwtarif ticket or school holiday ticket, you will receive a 10% discount on selected merchandise at the Tourist Information.
By bus: low-cost and flexible
The network of long-distance bus lines is becoming more and more comprehensive – of course, Lindau is also served by a number of providers. For example, there are direct connections to Lindau from Zurich, St. Gallen, Munich, Augsburg, Memmingen and many other cities. A detailed overview of all providers and their connections including prices can be found on this comparison page.
The Lindau long-distance bus stop is located at Bregenzer Straße 48 on the mainland, opposite the Lindaupark shopping centre.
By car: Flexible on the mainland
Thanks to its location at the border triangle, Lindau is of course optimally connected to the road network. The motorway A96 (Munich – Lindau) as well as the federal road B31 (Breisach – Lindau) lead directly to us. The section of the Rhine Valley motorway A14 from the border crossing Lindau/Hörbranz to Hohenems is not subject to toll charges – therefore the Pfänder tunnel can also be passed through without a vignette.
The GPS coordinates for the journey to Lindau are as follows
47°33’30.3 “N 9°42’02.3 “E | 47.558406, 9.700648
By plane: fast and central
If you are travelling from a greater distance, air travel is of course also an option. There are several airports around Lindau, some of which are also served by international airlines.
Lake Constance Airport Friedrichshafen, 25 km
Business Airport St. Gallen – Altenrhein, 40 km
Allgäu Airport Memmingen, 75 km
Zurich airport, 140 km
Innsbruck Airport, 195 km
Munich airport, 210 km
Stuttgart airport, 200 km
From the airports you can then reach Lindau easily by train, a rental car or a private or public shuttle service (e.g. during major trade fairs in Friedrichshafen). If you land in Zurich, you can also travel part of the way by boat and so immerse yourself directly in the holiday feeling.
Charging stations for electric cars
Arrival & Parking
The Bayern-Ticket of Deutsche Bahn is valid on the train network up to Nonnenhorn on Lake Constance.
Although Lindau belongs to the federal state of Bavaria, the Baden-Württemberg ticket of Deutsche Bahn is also valid here. This means you can use it to travel to Lindau or start from Lindau in the direction of Friedrichshafen.
With both tickets you can only use local trains (RE/RB/IRE) and no IC/EC.
The Bayern-Ticket of Deutsche Bahn is valid on the Lindau city bus.
The Baden-Württemberg-Ticket is not valid on the Lindau city bus.
The Lindau long-distance railway station is located on the mainland in the district of Reutin station. This has been served by long-distance trains since 2021.
The Inselbahnhof is located on the island of Lindau – directly next to the harbour with the ship berths and in the immediate vicinity of the historic old town. Regional and local trains will continue to call at the island station in the future.
Lockers are located in a side room of the station (€4.00 per day).
Larger luggage can be left at the service office outside near the tracks (€ 3.00 per piece of luggage).
Driving on the island is allowed by car. You are always allowed to drive to the hotel for check-in and check-out with a hotel booking. Please note the separate regulations for the pedestrian zone and delivery times. The number of parking spaces is limited.
Driving on the island with a camper van or caravan is not permitted.