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There are 5 ways to get from Milan to Appenzell by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso Ec
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Arth-Goldau Ec
  3. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Herisau Ir

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Bus via St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse RegioJet

SFr 14 - SFr 20

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to St. Gallen

SFr 42 - SFr 62

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Milan to Appenzell 295.9 km

SFr 40 - SFr 60

Fly, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to St. Gallen
  3. Take the train from St. Gallen to Appenzell

Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Appenzell is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Appenzell is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Appenzell is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Appenzell is to bus via St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse which costs €13 - €19 and takes 7h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Appenzell is to drive. Taking this option will cost €35 - €55 and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Appenzell. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Appenzell, Bahnhof via Milan and St. Gallen, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Appenzell. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Appenzell via Chiasso, Arth-Goldau and Herisau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 52m.

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The distance between Milan and Appenzell is 208 km. The road distance is 295.9 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Appenzell without a car is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Milan to Appenzell, including transfers.

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Milan to Appenzell bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Milan station.

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Milan to Appenzell train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Appenzell is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus via St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse, which costs €13 - €19 and takes 7h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Appenzell.
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  • Distance: 208.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Appenzell, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Milan to Appenzell via Chiasso, Arth-Goldau, and Herisau in around 5h 52m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse twice a week. Tickets cost SFr 12 - SFr 18 and the journey takes 5h 40m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 2200
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Train from Chiasso to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Herisau
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Appenzeller Bahnen
Website
appenzellerbahnen.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Appenzell
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
appenzellerbahnen.ch
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 18
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Milan to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Milan to Appenzell bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at St. Gallen station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Appenzell is 296 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Milan to Appenzell.

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Appenzell. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs €11 - €16.

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