There are 4 ways to get from Appenzell to Basel by train, bus or car

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Line 23 train, train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 23 train from Appenzell to Gossau SG 23
  2. Take the train from Gossau SG to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...

$62 - $111

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Bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel N391

$19 - $33

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Schaffhausen 8
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Basel Bad Bf Ire

$59 - $111

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Appenzell to Basel 109.1 miles

$22 - $35

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No, there is no direct bus from Appenzell to Basel. However, there are services departing from Appenzell, Bahnhof and arriving at Basel, Brausebad via Stein AR, Post, St. Gallen and Basel EuroAirport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Appenzell to Basel. However, there are services departing from Appenzell and arriving at Basel SBB via Gossau SG and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Appenzell and Basel is 140 km. The road distance is 174.6 km.

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The best way to get from Appenzell to Basel without a car is to line 23 train and train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Appenzell to Basel, including transfers.

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Appenzell to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from St. Gallen station.

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Appenzell to Basel train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Appenzell station.

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The best way to get from Appenzell to Basel is to line 23 train and train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 46 min.

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Appenzell to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel station.

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Appenzell to Basel train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Map of how to get from Appenzell to Basel.
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  • Distance: 87.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Appenzell, Switzerland and Basel, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Appenzell to Basel via Gossau SG and Zürich HB in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Appenzell to Basel 5 times a week. Tickets cost $9 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Appenzell to Gossau SG
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Gossau SG to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from St. Gallen to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Appenzell to Basel is 175 km. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Appenzell to Basel.

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