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Arrival by Car

Vorarlberg is located in the very west of Austria, straddling borders with Germany, the Principality of Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Vorarlberg is pleasently small in size, and within easy reach by whatever mode of transport or route.

How to reach us by car

  • From the north on the German motor ways via Singen-Meersburg-Lindau or Singen-Konstanz/Kreuzlingen-St. Gallen, via Ulm-Memmingen-Lindau;
    via Augsburg-Kempten or Munich-Kempten or via Munich-Memmingen-Lindau and via small border crossings between Allgäu-Bregenzerwald.
  • From the west on the Swiss motorways via Zurich-St. Gallen-St. Margrethen or Zurich-Walensee-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.

    The Kleinwalsertal valley is located in the North-East of Vorarlberg and is accessible by road only via Germany: via the A7 to Memmingen-Kempten, and then on the B19, and the B308 Lindau-Immenstadt or Füssen-Immenstadt or via the B200/B205 to Oberstdorf.

All motorways and expressways in Austria are subject to a toll (in Vorarlberg the A14 and S16).
All vehicles up to 3.5t maximum loaded weight (passenger cars, motor cycles and light trailers) require a toll sticker. The validity period depends on the type of sticker, there is e.g. a
10-day toll sticker for passenger vehicles € 8,70, motorcycles € 5,00;
2-month toll sticker for passenger vehicles € 25.30, motor cycles € 12,70.
Toll stickers on sale at the motoring clubs, toll stations, petrol stations (in particular in vicinity to the border, motor ways and ramps).

A special toll is collected on some road sections e.g. for the S16, the Arlberg road tunnel between Langen am Arlberg and St. Anton am Arlberg/Tirol for vehicles up to a maximum loaded weight of 3.5t: single fare € 9,–. Vehicles of over 3.5t maximum loaded weight are tolled electronically by means of the GO box according to axle number and EURO emission class.

Special Toll Roads:
S16/Arlberg road tunnel: Information on
Silvretta-Hochalpenstrasse and Kopserstrasse (negotiable in summer only): Information on

Closure of the Arlberg Road Tunnel from 21 April to 14 November 2015
The Arlberg Road Tunnel on the S 16 Arlberg expressway between Tyrol and Vorarlberg will be closed to all traffic in both directions from 21 April to 14 November 2015. The reason: Extensive refurbishment measures and the installation of additional evacuation routes for more safety. However, ASFINAG has worked with the authorities, emergency services and the provinces of Vorarlberg and Tyrol in advance of the closure to put measures in place that allow traffic to flow via alternative routes during this period with the fewest possible problems.
These alternative routes lead via the Arlberg Pass road (B 197/L 197).
Detailled Information: ASFINAG / Arlberg Road Tunnel

Cycling Ban on the Arlberg Pass
Starting Monday 13 July 2015 – Bike Shuttle Service in Operation
With the S 16 Arlberg road tunnel being shut due to construction works, road traffic has been diverted to the Arlberg pass road since 21 April 2015. In view of the high volume of traffic expected during the peak travel season, the district authority Bludenz has imposed a cycling ban on the L 197 between the Langen railroad station and the top of the pass in St. Christoph.

This ban is in force from 13 July to 30 September 2015 and applies only to cyclists in uphill direction. A bike shuttle service for cyclists is being installed.
More information and alternatives

Public Transport

Mobil in Vorarlberg mit dem Verkehrsverbund.

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, standard rates. The transport network also covers Liechtenstein and various border towns. The trains run by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and the Montafonerbahn are fully integrated in the public transport network of Vorarlberg. Single, daily, weekly, monthly and annual tickets are available. Children up to 6 years travel free if accompanied by an adult. Children up to 14 years are entitled to tickets at half price.

For the zone plan and tariffs consult
The various regional inclusive cards include the use of public transport in that region.

Lake Constance shipping offers various appealing scheduled (3/4-18/10/2015) and special cruises to neighbouring Germany and Switzerland. The programme includes excursions and daily round trips in the three-country area. A fast-track service operates daily from 27/06 to 13/09/2015 between Bregenz and Mainau/Konstanz.
Free ride for children up to 5 years. The Lake Constance Card for children (valid one day for the price of € 6) entitles children up to 15 years (all children of one family up to the age of 15 years) to a free ride if accompanied by at least one parent or grandparent.

The Bodensee Erlebniskarte entitles holders to free rides on schedules boat services, free admission to many re creational facilities and up to 30% discount on admissions to many prime destinations. Online-information on Lake Constance Cruises and schedule regularly cruises:

State of the Data: December 2014;

No liability on correctness and completeness; We recommend you to check out the expanding services directly on the Websites of the Airlines and Airports.

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