TRAVELLING TO KONSTANZ

BY PLANE

Zürich is the most suitable destination airport, as the train connections to Konstanz are good.
Connections from “Zürich Flughafen”:

  • Interregio to Konstanz departs daily, always 12 minutes to the full hour, direct connection. Single ticket ca. 26 Euros, duration: 1 h 06 min.
  • Intercity (Direction “Romanshorn”) to “Weinfelden” à S14 to Konstanz; connection available 18 minutes past the full hour. Single ticket ca. 26 Euros, duration: 1 h 15 min.
  • There is also a coach (Flixbus) departing from bus terminal Q (close to the central station in the city center); this is the cheapest option if tickets are purchased ahead of time. Ticket price to the central station 3,40 CHF. Bus tickets from 7,99 Euros.

 

Friedrichshafen is another possible destination airport.
Connections from the station “Bodensee Airport, Friedrichshafen” to Konstanz:

  • Bus 7394 to Konstanz: duration 1 h 30 min, departs every 3 hours.
  • Regionalbahn (Direction “Basel Bad Bf”) to “Radolfzell“ à Regionalexpress to Konstanz. Single ticket starting at 19,90 Euros, duration: 1 h 16 min.
  • Bodensee-Oberschwaben-Bahn to “Friedrichshafen Hafen“ à catamaran ferry to “Konstanz Hafen“ (port), 5 min walking distance to the train station in Konstanz, duration: 1 h 19 min.

 

Stuttgart is another airport with a train connection to Konstanz.
Connections “Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe” to Konstanz:

  • S-Bahn S2 (Direction “Schorndorf”) to “Stuttgart Rohr“ à S-Bahn S1 (Direction “Herrenberg”) to “Böblingen“ à IC/RE to “Singen (Hohentwiel)” à SBB to Konstanz. Single ticket ca. 42,00 Euros, duration: 2 h 57 min.
  • S-Bahn S3 (Direction “Backnang”) to “Stuttgart Hbf (tief)“ à IC/RE (Direction “Zürich HB”) to “Singen (Hohentwiel)“ à SBB (Direction “Konstanz”). Single ticket ca. 27,40 Euros, duration: 3 h 17 min.
  • There is also a coach (Flixbus), departing from the airport’s bus terminal. This is the cheapest option, if tickets are purchased ahead of time.

 

BY COACH

If you are travelling from somewhere in southern Germany, then coaches (Flixbus) are recommendable, as these are often faster than train connections. All coaches stop at “Döbeleplatz” in Konstanz (close to the city center); some also stop in “Allmansdorf”.

ADDITIONAL BUSSES TO THE UNIVERSITY AND BACK

Since the regular bus tours between the city and the university are limited during the semester break, the conference team has made arrangements (with Stadtwerke Konstanz) for additional busses to operate during peak times, i.e. in the morning and in the evening.

 

We urge all conference participants to take advantage of these additional buses, as it might otherwise be difficult to make it to the university on time for the start of the conference. The departure times listed below are unfortunately not flexible – two to three high-capacity buses will leave exactly at the given time and will not be able to wait for latecomers.

 

The departure times are listed below. The display on the respective buses will read “Sonderfahrt”. At each stop, a member of the conference team will be present to assist with any queries.

 

29.09.2019

City -> University          

Departure                      

Intermediate stop and final stop

Central Station/Hbf 14:45

ZähringerplatzUniversität

Central Station/Hbf 14:45

Spanierstrasse (Ersatzhaltestelle IBIS-Hotel)Universität

Central Station/Hbf 16:45

ZähringerplatzUniversität

Central Station/Hbf 16:45

Spanierstrasse (Ersatzhaltestelle IBIS-Hotel)Universität

 

University -> City

Departure                      

Intermediate stop and final stop

University 21:30

ZähringerplatzCentral Station/Hauptbahnhof

University 21:30

Am RheinuferCentral Station/Hauptbahnhof

 

30.09.2019

City -> University

Departure                      

Intermediate stop and final stop

Central Station/Hbf 08:30

ZähringerplatzUniversity/Universität

Central Station/Hbf 08:30

Spanierstrasse (Ersatzhaltestelle IBIS-Hotel)University/Universität

 

University -> City

Departure                      

Intermediate stop and final stop

University 19:45

ZähringerplatzCentral Station/Hauptbahnhof

University 19:45

Am RheinuferCentral Station/Hauptbahnhof

 

01.10.2019

City -> University

Departure                      

Intermediate stop and final stop

Central Station/Hbf 08:30

ZähringerplatzUniversity/Universität

Central Station/Hbf 08:30

Spanierstrasse (Ersatzhaltestelle IBIS-Hotel)University/Universität

 

University -> City (conference party in the Konstanzer Konzil)

Departure                      

Intermediate stop and final stop

University 19:40

ZähringerplatzCentral Station/Hauptbahnhof

University 19:40

Am RheinuferCentral Station/Hauptbahnhof

 

02.10.2019

City -> University

Departure                      

Intermediate stop and final stop

Central Station/Hbf 09:00

ZähringerplatzUniversity/Universität

Central Station/Hbf 09:00

Spanierstrasse (Ersatzhaltestelle IBIS-Hotel)University/Universität

 

University -> City

Departure                      

Intermediate stop and final stop

University 13:30

Central Station/Hauptbahnhof

 

Bus stops

Central Station/Hbf or Marktstätte

Spanierstrasse Ersatzhaltestelle

Am Rheinufer

Zähringerplatz

REGULAR BUSES TO THE UNIVERSITY

For timetables please consult: https://www.stadtwerke-konstanz.de/mobilitaet/bus/fahrplaene/

Departure Line and direction Frequency Duration in min
Konstanz Hbf 9A –  Universität Every half an hour 12
Konstanz Hbf 9B – Universität Every half an hour 15
Konstanz Hbf 4/13 – Egg/Universität Every half an hour 14
Wollmatingen 11 – Staad/Autofähre Every half an hour 10
Staad/Autofähre 11 – Wollmatingen Every half an hour 11

You can also find bus connections on the “Deutsche Bahn“ website (www.bahn.de) or by using the app “DB Navigator”. The “Mein Konstanz’” App allows you to check travel connections and departure times within Konstanz (http://www.meinkonstanzapp.de/). Single tickets for the bus cost 2,45 Euros, while multiple single tickets cost 13,50 Euros (6 rides à 2,25 Euros). A day ticket costs 4,80 Euros.

Please note: if you are staying in a hotel room in Konstanz, you are entitled to receive the so-called “Konstanzer Gästekarte” – this card will allow you to use the local buses for free, for the duration of your stay.

RENT A BIKE

Registration is required. You can register using the “Mein Konstanz” App (http://www.meinkonstanzapp.de/) or on the following website:: https://www.stadtwerke-konstanz.de/mobilitaet/rad-mietsystem/

Konrad (city bikes): every commenced half hour costs 1 Euro, max. 9 Euros for 24 hours. Bikes can be hired at the following pick-up/drop-off stations: train station Konstanz, Döbeleplatz, Laube, HTWG, Mobilpunkt Seerhein (P+R-Parkplatz Schänzlebrücke), Zähringerplatz, train station Petershausen, train station Fürstenberg, train station Wollmatingen, Fürstenberg (at bus stop Herosestraße), University, Allmannsdorf (Bus stop Mainaustraße near „Penny“-Markt) and ferry port Staad.

TINK (cargo bikes): every commenced half hour costs 1,50 Euros, max. 15 Euros for 24 hours. Bikes can be hired at the following pick-up/drop-off stations: train station Konstanz, Döbeleplatz, Laube, St.-Stephans-Platz, Europahaus (SEEZEIT), FRISTO Getränkemarkt, ggü. Fahrradspezialitaeten (Laden), Ellenrieder Gymnasium, Treffpunkt Petershausen, crossroads of Markgrafenstr./Alemannenstr., crossroads of Emmich Str./ St. Gebhard Str., train station Petershausen, LAGO Shopping-Center

TAXIS

Taxi-Minicar Konstanz: ++ 49 (0) 7531 / 66666

Müller Taxiunternehmen: ++ 49 (0) 7531 / 65300

Seeteufel Minicar: ++ 49 (0) 7531 / 44944

Taxi Dornheim: ++ 49 (0) 7531 / 67777