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

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Train  •  5 h 20 min

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

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Chur 78-Y
  2. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione 171

$114 - $197

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Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Appenzell to Lugano 145.3 miles

$30 - $45

Line 23 train, train, fly to Lugano  •  4 h 11 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 - $303

Line 23 train, train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 56 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 Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP

$136 - $386

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

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The quickest way to get from Appenzell to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 48 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 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Appenzell and Lugano is 151 km. The road distance is 232.5 km.

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The best way to get from Appenzell to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Appenzell to Lugano, including transfers.

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Appenzell to Lugano train services, operated by Südostbahn, depart from Herisau station.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Appenzell to Lugano is 232 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Appenzell to Lugano.

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  • Distance: 94.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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)

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 Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Chur
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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