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

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Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Herisau 1-Y

$13 - $25

3 alternative options

Train, line 23 train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Gossau SG 5 / ...
  3. Take the line 23 train from Gossau SG to Appenzell 23

$53 - $95

Bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to St. Gallen Poststrasse

$33 - $46

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Appenzell 89.9 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Appenzell is to drive which costs SFr 18 - SFr 27 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Appenzell is to drive which costs SFr 18 - SFr 27 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Appenzell. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Appenzell via St. Gallen, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Appenzell. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Appenzell via Herisau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Appenzell is 89 km. The road distance is 143.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Appenzell without a car is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs SFr 13 - SFr 24.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Lucerne to Appenzell, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Appenzell bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, depart from Luzern station.

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Lucerne to Appenzell train services, operated by Südostbahn, depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Appenzell is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs SFr 13 - SFr 24. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Appenzell.
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  • Distance: 55.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

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

Südostbahn operates a train from Lucerne to Appenzell hourly, and the journey takes 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, Eurolines IT operates a bus from Lucerne to Appenzell 3 times a week. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Train operators
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Herisau
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
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 Gossau SG to Appenzell
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators

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