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About Altenrhein

Altenrhein, a small village in Thal in St. Gallen canton of Switzerland, is located on the shores of Lake Constance, the third largest lake in central Europe.

Located in the north-east of the country, Altenrhein forms Thal Municipality together with Buechen, Buriet and Staat. Altenrhein has the most important wagon factory in the country. All the vehicles, including subway, suburban, trolleybus, locomotive and high speed train, are manufactured in this factory. Another remarkable feature of the city is that it is home to the Aviation Museum, the only example of its kind in Europe. The history of Swiss aviation and the development of the airport in the region are being revealed in this museum. Historic aircraft are exhibited at the Altenrhein Aviation Museum; interested visitors might have flight experience with these historic aircraft. Museum consists of sections such as hangar, exhibition area, and archive. Visitors are allowed to visit all these, touch the airplanes, and even sit at the cockpit.

Altenrhein hosted an important sporting event in recent history. The annual World Road Championship organized by International Cycling Union was held in Altenrhein in 1983. The city, which is dominated by temperate climates, receives heavy raining all year round. Altenrhein St.Gallen Airport is very close to the city center.

Transportation to Altenrhein City Center from Airport


Saint Gallen Altenrhein Airport

The distance between the city center and Saint Gallen Altenrhein Airport, which is situated in the town of Thal located in Saint Gallen on the Austrian border of Switzerland, is about 21 kilometers. Car rental companies also offer limousine rental services in addition to private vehicles for the passengers coming to the airport. You need to have a short taxi travel in order to get on the trains, which are the only public transportation alternatives. You can reach the center in a comfortable way by using a taxi.


The taxis operating under the company Brunner offer passengers the opportunity to make a reservation in advance and work for 24 hours every day. You can reach Saint Gallen in about 15 minutes by using one of the taxis waiting in front of the terminal building of Saint Gallen Altenrhein Airport.


You can walk about 20 minutes to use the trains which are the only public transportation vehicles going to the center from the airport or you can reach Staad Train Station in 5 minutes by taxi. The train route S2 carries passengers to the center from 05:00 am to 00:30 am. The trains depart every hour. It takes about 25 minutes to reach Saint Gallen station by train.

Limousine Rental

Brunner, which is a company providing taxi service at Saint Gallen Altenrhein Airport, also offers limousine rental services to meet the demands of comfortable and luxurious travel. If you want to experience the privilege of traveling with a limousine in Saint Gallen, which is one of the most luxurious cities of Europe, you can rent a limousine with a driver by contacting the company in advance through the internet or by visiting the desks at the airport.

Car Rental

If you want to rent a car for your transportation to Saint Gallen from the airport, you can visit one of the car rental companies such as Sixt, Avis, Hertz and Europcar which offer service from 07:30 am to 06:00 pm on weekdays and from 08:00 am to noon at weekends.

Weather in Altenrhein

DayMin - Max
WednesdayMin 18ºC - Max 24ºC
ThursdayMin 16ºC - Max 26ºC
FridayMin 16ºC - Max 28ºC
SaturdayMin 18ºC - Max 30ºC
SundayMin 16ºC - Max 21ºC

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