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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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

$93 - $177

Cheapest option

Line 21 bus, train, bus, line 855 bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Thun, Bahnhof 21
  2. Take the train from Thun to Bern 8 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bern, Carparkplatz Schützenmatte to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse Rj
  4. Take the line 855 bus from St. Gallen, Bahnhof to Appenzell 855

$45 - $71

2 alternative options

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

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
Train from Thun to Bern
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $30
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
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Thun to Bern
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Thun, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from St. Gallen, Bahnhof to Appenzell
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bern, Carparkplatz Schützenmatte to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Interlaken to Appenzell?

The distance between Interlaken and Appenzell is 138 km. The road distance is 215 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Appenzell?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Interlaken to Appenzell?

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

Is there a direct train between Interlaken and Appenzell?

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.

How long does it take to get from Interlaken to Appenzell?

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