There are 3 ways to get from Interlaken to Appenzell by train or car

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Train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to St. Gallen 1

$92 - $177

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Train Südostbahn  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Herisau 1-Y

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Appenzell 134.2 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Appenzell is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Appenzell is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Appenzell. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Appenzell via Bern and St. Gallen AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Appenzell is 138 km. The road distance is 214.7 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Appenzell without a car is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Interlaken to Appenzell, including transfers.

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

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Interlaken 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 Interlaken to Appenzell is 215 km. It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to drive from Interlaken to Appenzell.

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The nearest airport to Appenzell is Altenrhein (ACH) Airport which is 20.7 km away. Other nearby airports include Friedrichshafen (FDH) (39 km), Zurich (ZRH) (65.2 km), Basel (BSL) (144.3 km) and Stuttgart (STR) (152.1 km).

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There are 382+ hotels available in Appenzell. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Appenzell.
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  • Distance: 86.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Appenzell via Bern, St. Gallen, and St. Gallen AB in around 4 h 50 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule 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

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