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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Säntis by train, bus, cable car, night bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 23 train, line 791 bus, gondola  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Gossau SG 5 / ...
  2. Take the line 23 train from Gossau SG to Urnäsch 23
  3. Take the line 791 bus from Urnäsch, Bahnhof to Schwägalp, Säntis-Schwebebahn 791
  4. Take the gondola from Schwägalp to Säntis

$47 - $83

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen to Nesslau-Neu St. Johann 8

$54 - $91

Train via Schaffhausen  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Schaffhausen 9 / ...
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Nesslau-Neu St. Johann 8

$56 - $88

Night bus, taxi  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse RegioJet
  2. Take a taxi from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Säntis

$143 - $174

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Säntis 50.9 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Säntis is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 16 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Säntis is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 16 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Säntis is 61 km. The road distance is 81.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Säntis without a car is to train and line 23 train and line 791 bus and gondola which takes 3 h 50 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Zürich to Säntis, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Säntis is 81 km. It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to drive from Zürich to Säntis.

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There are 416+ hotels available in Säntis. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Säntis.
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  • Distance: 38.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Säntis, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zürich to Säntis via St. Gallen, Nesslau-Neu St. Johann, Nesslau-Neu St.Johann, Bahnhof, Schwägalp, Säntis-Schwebebahn, and Schwägalp in around 4 h 44 min.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Gossau SG
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Gossau SG to Urnäsch
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Cable car from Schwägalp to Säntis
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Nesslau-Neu St. Johann
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Nesslau-Neu St. Johann
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Urnäsch, Bahnhof to Schwägalp, Säntis-Schwebebahn
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
Taxi from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Säntis
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Non Stop - Taxi Feldkirch
Phone
+43 5522 82666
Website
nonstoptaxi.at
Taximal
Phone
+43 5522 84200
Website
taximal.at

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