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How to reach Vorarlberg, Entry to Austria/Vorarlberg, Rheintal, Lake of Constance (c) Thorbecke / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Within easy reach on all routes

How to Reach Vorarlberg

Getting there: Vorarlberg stretches some 100 km from north to south and is within easy reach.

Getting there: Vorarlberg is within easy reach on all routes and all means of transport. The system of public transport is extremely well developed. Train and bus services are closely dovetailed in the Vorarlberg Transport Network. In some regions, hiking buses operate in addition to scheduled services. Visitors in the Kleinwalsertal may use the Walserbus free of charge.

  • For current traffic informations and messages, roadworks, toll and safety informations, please look at:
    Serviceline Vorarlberg

  • From the north

    via Singen – Friedrichshafen – Lindau or Singen – Konstanz/Kreuzlingen – St. Gallen, via Ulm – Memmingen – Lindau.
    Via Augsburg or Munich – Memmingen – Lindau or via Nürnberg – Ulm – Lindau.
    From the west
    via Zürich – St. Gallen or Zurich – Walensee – Sargans.
    From the south
    via Como (I/CH) – San Bernardino – Chur; Brenner motorway (I/A) – Innsbruck or Reschen pass (I/A) – Landeck.
    From the east
    via Innsbruck – Arlberg road tunnel or Arlberg pass road or via Reutte – Lechtal – Bregenzerwald (Note: the L 198 Lechtal road from Warth nach Lech is usually closed in winter).

    The Kleinwalsertal can be reached on the A7 via Memmingen – Kempten – Immenstadt or Füssen – Immenstadt or Lindau – Immenstadt (B308), then continue via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf.

    Toll fees
    Motorways and expressways in Austria are subject to toll (rates for 2022:)
    • 10-day sticker for passenger vehicles EUR 9,60
    • 2-month sticker for passenger vehicles EUR 28,20
    • One-year sticker for passenger vehicles EUR 93,80
    More Information: www.asfinag.at

    Arlberg Road Tunnel
    The Arlberg Road Tunnel on the S 16 Arlberg expressway between Tyrol and Vorarlberg is open again after extensive refurbishment measures and the installation of additional evacuation routes for more safety.
    Detailled Information and questions on the Arlberg Road Tunnel or alternative routes:
    www.asfinag.at

    Fernbus
    The Fernbus carriages also stop at Bregenz and Dornbirn (Flixbus or Mein Fernbus).

    Route Planner
    For planning your route by car, use the Route Planner

    Informations on the digital vignette:

    You want to click instead of stick? In our Webshop you can now book the digital toll product that is exactly right for you in a few simple steps. The digital vignette or – for a selected toll road section – the digital section toll can be purchased online at the ASFINAG webshop.

    Exemptions from the toll sticker obligation in Vorarlberg
    The A 14 Rheintal/Walgau motorway toll route between the state border at Hörbranz and the Hohenems junction is (temporarily) toll-free (as of 2022). You can find other exempted routes in Austria here:

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    • From Austria: Very good intercity connections from eastern and southern Austria, also motorail and night trains: www.oebb.at
    • From Germany: Via Lindau – Bregenz. Destination station for trips to Kleinwalsertal is Oberstdorf/Allgäu (D). German railway: www.bahn.de
      Daily direct Railjet connection from Frankfurt Hbf (via Darmstadt, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Ulm) to Vorarlberg (Bregenz – Dornbirn – Feldkirch – Bludenz – Langen a.A.).
      From Hamburg-Altona: Nightjet to Zurich or Innsbruck and with 1 change to the EC/Railjet connections to Bregenz (from Zurich) or Bludenz/Feldkirch (from Innsbruck): www.nightjet.com
    • From Switzerland and France:
      With EC and IC trains on the route Zurich – St. Gallen – Bregenz or via Zurich – Sargans – Feldkirch. Swiss Federal Railways: www.sbb.ch
      From France (Paris, Strasbourg) via (TGV) direct connections to Basel/Zurich with 1 or 2 changes to the EC connections to Bregenz or Feldkirch at least 2x daily. Timetables: www.sncf.com, www.sbb.ch
  • There are several regional airports as well as international airports in the vicinity of Vorarlberg. Most airports are connected to railway stations. In addition, scheduled or shuttle buses sometimes travel to the towns in the Rhine Valley and, on request, to the valleys/regions. The nearest regional and international airports are (distance in km in brackets):

    The nearest airports (distance in km to Bregenz):

    Other airports in the vicinity:
    Salzburg (A), Frankfurt and Augsburg (D), Basel and Geneva (CH), Milan (I).