There are 5 ways to get from Appenzell to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Herisau to Arth-Goldau 2-Y
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano 2 / ...

Cheapest option

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Herisau, Migros/Spital to Lugano

$29 - $47

3 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Gossau to Lugano Sud

$38 - $49

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Appenzell to Lugano 145.3 miles

$30 - $45

Line 23 train, train, fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 23 train from Appenzell to Gossau SG
  2. Take the train from Gossau SG to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$116 - $304

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Appenzell to Lugano is to bus which costs SFr 28 - SFr 50 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Appenzell to Lugano is to drive which takes 2 h 48 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 45.

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The distance between Appenzell and Lugano is 151 km. The road distance is 232 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Appenzell to Lugano, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Appenzell to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Appenzell, Bahnhof and arriving at Lugano via Stein AR, Post and Herisau, Migros/Spital. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Appenzell to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Appenzell and arriving at Lugano via Herisau and Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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

You can take a train from Appenzell to Lugano via Herisau and Arth-Goldau in around 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Gambioli operates a bus from Appenzell to Lugano once a week. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Herisau to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Flughafen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Herisau, Migros/Spital to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Gossau to Lugano Sud
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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