Vaduz Liechtenstein

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Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein. but not its largest city: Schaan is slightly larger. Still, it's home to the Prince's castle and his museums, and thus the main point of interest for visitors to this small country. In part due to Liechtenstein's only-recent prosperity (i.e. post World War II), most of Vaduz consists of modern buildings, and it lacks the "old-world" feel of many European capitals.

ÖBB, the Austrian federal railway company, runs a limited service from Buchs SG station in Switzerland. via Schaan -Vaduz station (near Schaan) to Feldkirch in Austria. Trains only run a few times a day, which makes buses generally more convenient.

Buses run every 15 minutes from the train station at Buchs (the main Swiss town on the Liechtenstein border) to Schaan and Vaduz. Tickets can be purchased on the bus for 3.40 CHF and it only takes about 10 minutes to Schaan and another 5 to Vaduz.

If you're coming by rail from Switzerland, it may be quicker and cheaper to take the train as far as Sargans (rather than Buchs ), from where it's possible to catch a bus (see below) straight to Vaduz. Consult the SBB timetable [2] to find out what'll be quickest when you're travelling. There are lockers at the Sargans station so you can leave your luggage there. The link [3] provides a plan of the station showing the lockers and where to catch the bus from.

The Liechtenstein Buses number 12 service runs from Sargans railway station to Buchs railway station via central Vaduz and Schaan railway station. It leaves from outside each station approximately every 20 minutes. The buses are yellow-green in colour. A fare to Vaduz is 5.80 CHF from Sargens and 3.40 CHF from Buchs. Consider getting a whole network day pass (12 CHF) or week pass (24 CHF) if you are making many journeys on Liechtenstein Buses, though two single fares (e.g. from Sargens or Buchs to Vaduz and Vaduz onward to Feldkirch) cost less than a day pass.

From Feldkirch railway station in Austria. look for the distinctive off-yellow Liechtenstein Buses. Numbers 11 and 14 head straight to Vaduz and number 13 goes to Buchs railway station, by-passing Vaduz, so you'll have to change at the Schaan railway station interchange.

The best way to move around Liechtenstein is by car. It takes little more than half an hour to drive from one end to the other.

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