Munich Airport (Franz-Josef Strauß) is arguably the best-connected international airport close to Lake Chiemsee. Traveling by public transport from there to the next train station, Prien am Chiemsee, may take approximately between two and two and a half hours.
Salzburg Airport (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) can be a convenient alternative if your departure place is well-connected with this airport. From Salzburg, trains to Munich can be taken and exited either in Übersee or Prien am Chiemsee.
Prien has a train station (Bahnhof = Bhf); you will find all relevant public transport connections via the webpage from Deutsche Bahn https://int.bahn.de/en. On this page, you can also search for connections from Salzburg Hbf (= Hauptbahnhf, main station). Alternatively, you can use the webpage of the Austrian ÖBB https://www.oebb.at/en/.
From Prien station to the marina/boats
Ultimately, you need to reach one of the places where, during the day, either the regular boats or after 18:00 the night taxi boat ( night taxi boat) leave for the Fraueninsel. For the latter, and in general, the best-connected marina/(small harbor) is Prien (am Chiemsee). The marina is called Prien, Stock or Prien, Hafen. We will give directives and updates only regarding Prien, Stock. If you are interested in other marinas, like Gstadt or Übersee (which is from a touristical point of view very interesting), you may plan your tour individually. If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me ().
From the train station you can take the scenic narrow gauge railway ( bockerl bahn) or in case you arrive outside its timetable you can use a taxi. Alternatively you can use it to have a short walk of 1.5 km.
Getting onto the Island
Detailed information on the timetables of the boats, as well as the current seasonal timetable of all boat connections, can be found on the Chiemsee-Schifffahrt pages. According to my current information (9.11.2023), during the whole conference, the summer timetables (Sommerfahrplan) will be valid. Currently, you will find the winter timetables on the websites.