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There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Appenzell by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Genève to St. Gallen 1

$123 - $217

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Bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to St. Gallen K388

$30 - $48

4 alternative options

Train via Zürich HB  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Gossau SG 5 / ...

$114 - $203

Train via Luzern  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15 / ...
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Herisau 1-Y

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Appenzell 230 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train, line 23 train  •  4 h 9 min

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

$101 - $225

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Appenzell is to bus which costs SFr 29 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Appenzell is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Appenzell. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Appenzell via St. Gallen, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Appenzell. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Appenzell via St. Gallen AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Geneva and Appenzell is 278 km. The road distance is 368 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Appenzell without a car is to train which takes 5 h and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Geneva to Appenzell, including transfers.

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Geneva to Appenzell bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Appenzell is to train which takes 5 h and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 29 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Appenzell.
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  • Distance: 174 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Appenzell every 2 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $200 and the journey takes 3 h 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Appenzell 3 times a day. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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 Genève to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Gossau SG
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Gossau SG
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Gossau SG to Appenzell
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Herisau
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.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 Geneva to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Geneva to Appenzell bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at St. Gallen station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Appenzell is 368 km. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Geneva to Appenzell.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 388+ hotels available in Appenzell. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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