St. Gallen is on the main train lines connecting Zurich with Munich. At least a dozen trains per day arrive from both directions. Trip time from Zurich is about 75 minutes. St. Gallen is the railway linchpin for at least four local lines. Call tel. 0900/300-300 for more information.
As in most other Swiss cities, bus connections in St. Gallen are meant to supplement railroad service. Buses connect St. Gallen mainly with such outlying villages as Rorschach and Appenzell, with many stops at local villages along the way. Call the tourist office for more information.
By car from Zurich, head east on N1 (also called E17).
The St. Gallen Tourist Office is located at Bahnhofplatz 1A (tel. 071/227-37-37; www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch). It's open Monday to Friday from 9am to noon and 1 to 6pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm. From November to April, Saturday hours are 10am to 1pm.