Train and bus, ferry and bicycle: In order to be mobile nowadays, you no longer need to have your own car. “Think ahead and combine wisely” is the formula that can contribute to sustainable travel and living. Those who choose the right means of transport depending on the situation and destination make a valuable contribution to protecting our environment.
Get around by bus - Lindau's city buses
The buses of the Lindau public utility company take you quickly and easily through the entire city area. All bus stops are served regularly; wheelchairs and prams can be easily transported due to the low entry of the buses. However, bicycles are not permitted.
Whether you are travelling alone or with the whole family: You can buy the appropriate ticket directly on the bus, at the ticket machines at the main bus stop (ZUP) or at the Tourist Information Office.
Thanks to the Echt-Bodensee-Card guest card, you can travel free of charge on the Lindau city bus all year round.
Travel comfortably by train from A to B
The Lindau train station is located directly on the island and thus in the heart of the city. It is only a few metres from the train door to the harbour – the idyllic train ride along the shore is followed by a spectacular view of the lake and the Austrian and Swiss mountains.
Connections to the surrounding area are very good, same as the connections to major cities. For example, the regional train takes you directly to Radolfzell – with stops in Friedrichshafen, Salem, Uhldingen and Überlingen, among others. Bregenz is only a few minutes away – and especially in the summer season the train is definitely the faster and nerve-saving alternative for a visit to Austria’s neighbours.
Lindau’s location on the border of two federal states and two states gives you real financial advantages: From here, both the Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg tickets are valid, allowing you to travel at low cost.
A boat trip is probably the best way to get from one place to another while enjoying wonderful views. It also saves you unnecessary kilometres on the water and the traffic jams on the road. Some ships are out and about all year round – for example the catamaran, which takes pedestrians and cyclists from Friedrichshafen to Konstanz in 45 minutes. You can also get to Constance from Meersburg all year round.
The car ferry also runs daily from Friedrichshafen to Romanshorn in Switzerland. From April to mid-October, numerous other course and excursion ships populate the lake: 30 passenger ships with a total of 18,000 seats take you to the most beautiful destinations along the lake shore. Direct connections of the White Fleet run from Lindau to Bregenz, Rorschach, Friedrichshafen and Meersburg, among others.
Round trips of varying duration are also offered. For these you can set sail with the Bodensee Schiffsbetriebe both at the Lindau harbour and near the Lindau casino. On the Austrian “Hohentwiel”, you will glide over the water in the more than 100-year-old paddle wheel steamer, and the art deco ship Oesterreich promises glamorous moments in a noble flair.
You can find more detailed information about shipping here
Free travel with bodo or the "Bodensee Ticket"
With the bodo ticket you are mobile with bus and train between the Bodenseekreis (D), Oberschwaben and the Westallgäu. The bodo area is divided into 132 zones. Each zone corresponds to a price level. The number of zones touched during a journey determines the fare for a single ticket, day ticket or group ticket for up to 5 people.
Do you want to be mobile in the tri-border region by bus, train and ferry? Then use the “Bodensee Ticket”. It is the attractive cross-national ticket that allows you to travel around the Lake Constance region in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. For families, small groups or individuals, the Bodensee Ticket is the inexpensive way to escape the hectic pace of road traffic and discover new, unknown areas using public transport. With the Bodensee Ticket you can travel either a whole day or 3 days within the solved zones, wherever you want and as often as you like. Information about the timetable and a price overview can be found here.
Three countries - one lake - one connection
The new Lake Constance S-Bahn line S7 takes you from Romanshorn via Rorschach and Bregenz to our station in Lindau-Reutin. This new line is the first local transport connection to Switzerland and offers you an attractive travel chain along Lake Constance. For the moment, line 7 only operates on weekends. You can find an overview of the route network here. Tickets and further information can be found here.
Rent a bike in Lindau
Would you like to explore the region at your own pace and experience nature directly? Then get on the saddle – in Lindau and its surroundings there are many possibilities to rent a bike. Whether it’s a cross-country mountain bike or a brisk e-bike along the lake: the rental stations offer a wide range of bikes at fair conditions.
Many cycle paths run along the shore and combine riding pleasure with fantastic views. For example, the Lake Constance Cycle Path, one of the most popular routes in Central Europe, circles the entire lake for almost 273 kilometres.
On the Lindauer island you will find public bicycle stands and lockable luggage lockers at the main station directly at platform 1. You will find further bicycle parking spaces at Alfred-Nobel-Platz (entrance to Ludwigstraße), at the entrance to Maximilianstraße, in Schafgasse and at Marktplatz. In addition, a total of 28 bicycle garages are available for 24 hours at the Inselhallenparkhaus P4 (Zwanziger Straße 6). 10 boxes of which are equipped with power outlets for charging the battery of your electric bicycle. For a fee of 2,00 € you can open the desired bicycle garage and put your bicycle in it easily.
Cyclists can find more detailed information here
Micromobility in Lindau
Rent Cargo bikes
Bikes support goals of Lindau’s climate-friendly mobility concept
After the City of Lindau successfully applied for the model project “Rent a cargo bike, relieve municipalities, set up a cargo bike rental system in municipalities” tendered by the Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport, work has been carried out at full speed over the last few years to set up the cargo bike system for the City of Lindau. Now the cargo bike rental system is available for locals and guests. The system can be rented via the Lastenrad-Bayern app from the company TeilRad GmbH.
Eight stations, each with two cargo bikes, are available in Lindau:
- Mini Maxi
- Aeschacher Markt
The cargo bikes are available around the clock and can be individually adapted due to the adjustable handlebars and saddle. The cargo bike, which weighs about 20 kilograms, can be loaded with up to 70 kilograms, excluding the weight of the rider. Thanks to its powerful electric motor, it rides effortlessly as soon as the pedals are pressed.
Rent a taxi
Fast, simple and reliable: Whether from the train station to the hotel, relaxed to go shopping for your holiday flat or in the evening after visiting the theatre to your accommodation – a call to a taxi company is all it takes.
Taxi company with an additional shuttle service from/to the airport:
- Taxi Ati: +49 8382 407447 oder +49 151 43217783
- Airport Service Frey: +49 8382 2735880
- Bodensee Taxi Aktay: +49 8382 3550
- Taxi Ring: +49 8382 6006
- Taxi Würtemberger GmbH: +49 800 3327000
Other taxi companies:
- City Taxi Lindau: +49 8382 5555
- Taxi Ekinci Lindau: +49 1573 0970270
- Taxi Michel: +49 170 6070456
- Taxi Iris Lindau: +49 1516 8439000
- Taxi Peter: +49 173 5430749
- Taxi Siggi: +49 171 2703135
- Shuttle Service Lindau: +49 8382 9423491
- Taxibetrieb Wambach: +49 8382 1015
- Taxi 5050: +49 8382 5050