St.Gallen is only one hour away from Zurich by car and is also easy to reach by public transport. Austria and Germany are also nearby. Distances: Zurich 1 hour, Munich 3 hours, Stuttgart 3 hours, Milan 4.5 hours.
Take the motorway exit St.Gallen/Kreuzbleiche and head towards the centre. Once you have gone through the tunnel, move into the left lane and follow the sign to "Universität".
By public transport
Trains run from Zurich’s main train station and Zurich airport to St.Gallen every 30 minutes. The journey takes about 1 hour. There are also direct express trains from Berne (2 hours), Geneva (4 hours) and Munich (3.5 hours) to St.Gallen. At St.Gallen’s main train station, take bus no. 5 towards Rotmonten. The buses run every 10 minutes. Get off at the "Universität/Dufourstrasse" bus stop and cross the main road. Or, go to the Bahnhof Nord bus stop (at the back of the train station) and take bus no. 9 to "Universität/Gatterstrasse". These buses run every 20 minutes. The timetable is available on the website: www.sbb.ch.