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Liechtenstein country information

Liechtenstein map
Principality of Liechtenstein
Area: 160 sq km
Population: 35,322
Population density: 221 per sq km
Capital: Vaduz
Passport & Visa

Passport Note

The passport and visa requirements for persons visiting Liechtenstein are the same as for Switzerland. For further details, see the Switzerland section.
Getting there

Getting There by Air

The nearest international airport is Zurich (see Switzerland section for further information).

Approximate Flight Times

From London to Zurich is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Main Airports

Zurich (ZRH) (Kloten) (website: ) is in Switzerland and approximately 115km (70 miles) from Vaduz. To/from the airport: Travel to Liechtenstein from Zurich can be continued by rail and bus or road. An autoroute connects the city with Liechtenstein (first exit: Balzers; further exits: Vaduz, Schaan, Bendern and Ruggell). Facilities: Duty-free shops, restaurants/bars, banks, bureau de change, nursery and car hire.
Departure Tax

Getting There by Rail

The best rail access is via the Swiss border stations at Buchs (SG) or Sargans (easier and closer when coming from Zurich) or the Austrian station at Feldkirch. All are well served by express trains and connected with Vaduz by bus. From Buchs it takes only 15 minutes by bus or 10 minutes by taxi.

Getting There by Road

An autoroute (N13) runs along Liechtenstein's Rhine frontier to Lake Constance, Austria and Germany in the north, and southwards past Chur towards St Moritz. To the west, there are autoroutes to Zurich, Berne and Basel.

Eurotunnel (tel: 0870 535 3535, in the UK; website: ) operates trains 24 hours a day through the Channel Tunnel between Folkestone in the UK (with direct access from the M20) and Calais in France, from where you can drive to Liechtenstein. For further information see France - Getting There.

Journey Times

The following chart gives approximate journey times (in hours and minutes) from Vaduz to major cities in Europe.

  Road Rail
Zurich 1.30 1.30
Geneva 4.00 5.00
Munich 3.00 4.30
Milan 4.30 5.30
Paris 10.00 9.00
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