Directions from Lucerne to Appenzell

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 58 min

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

$13 - $24

2 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

$52 - $94

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Appenzell 89.9 miles

$18 - $28

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.

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)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lucerne and Appenzell is 89 km. The road distance is 144 km.

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

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

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.

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