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Travelling through Liechtenstein - roads, airports, railway, bus transportation

The transport interchange on the territory of Liechtenstein is developed at a sufficiently high level. The most popular type of public transport is the bus. The density of routes of this mode of transport is at maximum, notwithstanding the specific terrain. The fare is much cheaper than in most European countries. It should be noted that even in those cities that do not have fully functional bus stations, there are regular trips according to a clear schedule. You can get acquainted with it on the carrier’s website or at the bus stations in towns and villages. There is a well developed cab service in the princedom. Despite the fact that Liechtenstein is considered a dwarf state, four different major railway stations are located on its territory. The total length of the entire railway network is about 10 kilometers.
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The railway is of international importance, since it links Liechtenstein with Switzerland and Austria. All trains run in strict accordance with the timetable. The cost of tickets depends on the time of the trip, the type of wagon and additional services. Due to the small size of the principality and the specific topography, air traffic is not developed at all. It is impossible to get to the country by air transportation; there is not even a single airport or runway here. The nearest airport is situated in Zurich, from which you can get to the Swiss border towns and from there by bus to Liechtenstein. Also, to get to the Principality, tourists often use the airport of St. Gallen-Altenrhein, which is located in Switzerland.
You have the opportunity to rent a car if you so desire. It is worth pointing out that right-hand driving is what operates on the territory of Liechtenstein. Furthermore, there are no toll roads. In residential areas, it is allowed to develop a speed of up to 50 km/h, and beyond them, up to 80 km/h. In order to rent a car, you need to have an international driver’s license with you, as well as a credit card that will be used as collateral. Much attention is paid to safety in the country, hence the driver and all passengers must have their seatbelts fastened, and children under the age of 12 must be fixed with the help of special safety systems. During the trip, it is necessary to constantly keep your headlights on the dipped beam, since the roads in the Principality very often turn into tunnels.

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Railway, bus, water and other transport

Liechtenstein has a well-developed domestic transportation system. The most popular type of public transport is buses. All of them use the main highway, which runs along the Rhine River, and connects Austria and Switzerland. As a rule, there is a new run every 20 to 30 minutes, and in the largest tourist centers buses run at intervals of 7-10 minutes.Tickets can be purchased in advance via the internet, in special vending machines, in kiosks, as well as directly from the driver. If you intend to employ the services of public transportation quite often, it will be much more profitable for you to purchase what is called an unlimited monthly card. This card will operate for 7 days and costs about 12 Swiss francs. There is the opportunity to purchase such a travel card for a month or for a longer period. A one-time ticket will cost at least 3 francs, so buying a travel card can save you quite a lot.
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Despite the fact that Liechtenstein has a pretty tight bus interchange, travelling by bicycle is the most popular mode of transportation among the local population. You can also take advantage of this mode of transportation, as they have rental offices located in all tourist places. It is possible to rent a car. For this, you will need to have an international driver’s license and a credit card. The renter must be over 20 years of age. If you want to enjoy the picturesque landscapes of Liechtenstein, it is best to travel by train. There are four large railway stations in the country that pass through the entire country and connect it with Switzerland and Austria.
You can buy tickets in advance via the internet or at the ticket stands in railway stations. The technical condition of the wagons is at a high level .The fare depends on the class of the wagon, the time of day, and the day of the week of travel. The railway is classified under the Austrian department. There are taxis in the country, although they did not develop much due to the small territory of Liechtenstein. You can catch a cab on the road or order one by phone. You have to pay at least 5 francs for boarding and every kilometer ride will cost from 2 francs. As a rule, in the evenings, on holidays, as well as on weekends, the tariffs increase significantly.
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