Stein-am-Rhein lies midway along the railway link connecting Schaffhausen with Kreuzlingen, on the edge of Lake Constance. From Zurich, passengers take an express train to Schaffhausen, then change for a less frequent local train to Stein-am-Rhein; trip time from Zurich is just under 2 hours. There are also good train connections to Stuttgart, Germany. For rail schedules or more information, call tel. 0900/300-300 or visit www.sbb.ch.
The only bus connection to Stein-am-Rhein crosses the border into a German village named Singen, from which there are rail connections to Stuttgart, Germany. Call tel. 0900/300-300 for information.
By car the trip from Zurich takes less than an hour. Head north on N1 until a point near Winterthur, where you connect with E41 going north to Schaffhausen. This route becomes N4, connecting with Route 13, heading east toward Stein-am-Rhein.
The Stein-am-Rhein Tourist Office, at Oberstadt 3 (tel. 052/742-20-90; www.stein-am-rhein.ch), maintains up-to-date bus and rail schedules. The tourist office is open year-round Monday to Friday 9:30am to noon and 1:30 to 5pm. From May to September, it's also open on Saturday and Sunday 9:30am to noon and 1:30 to 4pm.
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