In the following, we describe the best routes to Konstanz.
Travelling to Konstanz by plane
- Travelling via Zurich Airport: The airport has its own railway stop and so you can catch the train (see also swiss train time table) there and travel directly to Konstanz. The trains leave around once an hour and the trip itself takes about an hour. Please note the special regulations that apply (for example, the visa requirement if you travel via Switzerland: since April 4, 2010 visa in the category 'D' are also valid in the 'Schengen countries': with a German national visa (category 'D') you can therefore travel via Swizerland). (Route Zurich Airport-Konstanz) (Depending on your plans we recommend to travel via Zurich Airport).
- Travelling via Bodensee Airport in Friedrichshafen: At the airport, take the train towards Singen/Basel, change in Radolfzell with a direct connection to Konstanz. Trains leave around once every two hours and take around 75 minutes to reach Konstanz. Alternatively, take the Express Bus from Friedrichshafen to Konstanz, which runs about 5 times a day.
- Travelling via Stuttgart Airport: From here take the suburban train (S-Bahn) to Stuttgart Central Station. Catch the connecting train to Singen and then change to Konstanz. It takes around 3 to 3½ hours to reach Konstanz.
- Travelling via Frankfurt/Main Airport: The airport has its own station from where you can continue your journey by train to Konstanz, possibly with one or more changes. It takes between 4 and 5 hours to reach Konstanz.
Travelling to Konstanz by rail
Target destination: Konstanz Central Station. You can make your own personal travel plans by using the multilingual website service offered by German Railways Deutsche Bahn AG.
Travelling to Konstanz by car
From Stuttgart (180 km)
Take the A 81 motorway/highway towards Singen. As from the Kreuz Hegau intersection, Konstanz is signposted. To get to the university, follow the signs to "Universität" in Konstanz. (Route Stuttgart-Konstanz)
From Zurich (75 km)
Take the N7 motorway towards Kreuzlingen/Konstanz. After passing the border, initially follow "Mainau" and then follow the signs to "Universität". (Route Zurich-Konstanz)
Taking the ferry across the Lake to Konstanz
From Meersburg take the car ferry to Konstanz and then from Staad travel towards Zentrum or follow the signs to the university. (Route Meersburg-University of Konstanz)
Click here for a Town Map of Konstanz, the interactive town map of the Konstanz Municipality, a town map for download, a layout plan of the university and a layout plan of the university and the Konstanz Municipality.