How to get to Bregenz? Simple!
There are many ways to get to Bregenz - by train, plane, bus, car or boat, or a combination of these. Due to its favourable position in the centre of Europe, Vorarlberg is easily reachable from all over the world. The sound European Railroad system and an excellent network of highways ensure quick access. An efficient public transport system connects Vorarlberg towns and villages and gets people around swiftly.
Bregenz is within easy reach from all directions. The international railways hubs Bregenz-Lindau and Feldkirch connect the Vorarlberg region with all parts of Austria and with all major cities in Europe. Good rail connections allow a "green" arrival to Bregenz!
And as Bregenz's train station is located very close to the official hotels this is a great way to arrive right in the city centre.
The nearest airports to Bregenz are:
Zürich - Switzerland (120 km)
This is Switzerland's largest international flight gateway and is the hub for Swiss International Airlines. The airport is serviced by a number of major airlines and low cost airlines, flying to and from many national and international destinations. Zürich Airport railway station is located underneath the terminal, with great rail connections to Bregenz train station. You can book your train to Bregenz here. (Ticket from Euro 19,-)
Friedrichshafen - Germany (32 km)
This is situated at the border triangle of Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is considered the southernmost regional airport of Germany. It offers scheduled and charter flights to many European and trans-European destinations. Due to its size, the airport offers its passengers especially short check-ins. The train stop, Friedrichshafen Flughafen, is a great way to travel to / from the airport, with the train journey to Vorarlberg taking around 50 minutes. Various bus lines serve the airport with regular airport shuttle services to Bregenz. Selected direct European flights to this airport include: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Graz and Vienna. Here you find some more information.
St. Gallen / Altenrhein - Switzerland (24 km)
This is a small airport, operating a few flights to / from Vienna with Austrian Airlines.
Memmingen - Germany (75 km)
This is a small airport in Germany and is serviced by low cost airlines Ryanair, Wizz Air and Wizz Air Ukraine.
From the north
On the German motorways via Singen-Meersburg-Lindau or Singen-Konstanz/Kreuzlingen-St.Gallen, via Ulm-Memmingem-Lindau, via Augsburg-Kempten or via Munich-Memmingen-Lindau und via small border crossings between Allgäu-Bregenzerwald
From the west
On the Swiss motorways via Zürich-St. Gallen-St. Margrethen or Zurich-Wallensee-Sargans.
From the south
Via Como (I/CH)-San Bernardino-Chur, via the Brenner motorway (I/A)-Innsbruck or Reschen pass (I/A).
From the east
On Austrian motorways via Innsbruck-Arlberg road tunnel or Innsbruck-Arlberg pass road or via Reutte-Lechtal.
Distances from selected European cities to Vorarlberg:
Hamburg 802 km
Frankfurt 418 km
Berlin 733 km
Köln 574 km
Amsterdam 829 km
Paris 713 km
Barcelona 1178 km
Milan 312 km
Rome 898 km
Zürich 122 km
Bern 242 km
Munich 186 km
Vienna 623 km
The public transport system in the entire region almost matches that of a large city. Vorarlberg has a highly developed network of public transport by bus and rail. Buses and trains run at scheduled intervals, the regional timetables are closely dovetailed. Taking the train or bus is easy with attractive rates. Some destinations are accessible by boat.