The main sights of Lindau are on the island, reached by a road bridge or via the rail link to the station. Those who are planning to sightsee or to use the ferry links may find this location more convenient.
Much of the island is pedestrianised or semi-pedestrianised and car drivers, and especially those who are looking to explore Lake Constance by road, may prefer to be on the mainland and closer to the transport connections and motorway.
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The closest airport to Lindau is just up the lake shore at Friedrichshafen but the small airport does has a limited number of destinations which it serves.
Distance to Friedrichshafen (Bodensee) Airport: 21km
Distance to Memmingen (Allgäu) Airport: 71km
Distance to Zurich Airport: 139km
Distance to Innsbruck Airport: 199km
Distance to Munich Airport: 208km
The airports at both Memmingen and Friedrichshafen are favourites for low-cost airlines and, if the destinations serve suit, will be the best choices. Otherwise the optimal choices are probably the larger airports at Zurich and Munich, with Zurich having the edge on distance and Munich with ease of transport connections.
Lindau train station is located on the small island where the old town is located a short walk away from the harbour. There is a regular regional service through to Munich as well as good connections into Austria with the Vorarlbergbahn (giving access to Bregenz and Innsbruck).
Ferry travel is a popular option for sightseeing but also for those who want a relatively quick and uncomplicated route to other parts of Lake Constance. (Road connections, especially in the summer high season, can be very busy.) Lindau is connected to Konstanz and Meersburg on the German side, Bregenz in Austria, as well as to Rorschach, Romanshorn and Kreuzlingen in Switzerland (amongst other destinations). Some services run from March through to October. A year-round connection to the other end of the lake can be found via the Friedrichshafen-Konstanz catamaran ferry service.