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

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Train  •  2h 58m

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

$13 - $24

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Bus  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse RegioJet

$13 - $19

2 alternative options

Train, line 23 train  •  3h 4m

  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

$51 - $94

Drive  •  1h 41m

  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 bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 3h 37m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Appenzell. However, there are services departing from Lucerne, Inseli Park and arriving at Appenzell via St. Gallen, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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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 2h 58m.

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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 2h 58m and costs SFr 13 - SFr 24.

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

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Lucerne to Appenzell bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Lucerne, Inseli Park 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 2h 58m and costs SFr 13 - SFr 24. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 3h 37m.

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

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

Südostbahn operates a train from Lucerne to Appenzell hourly, and the journey takes 2h 7m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Lucerne to Appenzell once a week. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 2h.

Train operators
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Herisau
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
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
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Gossau SG
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
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
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com

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Lucerne to Appenzell bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse station.

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Lucerne to Appenzell train services, operated by Südostbahn, arrive at Herisau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Appenzell is 144 km. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Lucerne to Appenzell.

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There are 403+ hotels available in Appenzell. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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