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There are 3 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell by train, bus or car

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Train, line 23 train  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Gossau SG 5 / ...
  2. Take the line 23 train from Gossau SG to Appenzell 23

$41 - $74

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Bus, line 855 bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich, Zurich Airport to St. Gallen K388
  2. Take the line 855 bus from St. Gallen, Bahnhof to Appenzell 855

$13 - $21

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Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell 57.2 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell is to drive which costs SFr 11 - SFr 18 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell is to drive which costs SFr 11 - SFr 18 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell. However, there are services departing from Zurich, Zurich Airport and arriving at Appenzell via St. Gallen, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Appenzell via Gossau SG. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Appenzell is 65 km. The road distance is 91.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell without a car is to train and line 23 train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75.

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich, Zurich Airport station.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich Flughafen station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell is to train and line 23 train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can bus and line 855 bus, which costs SFr 12 - SFr 21 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell.
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  • Distance: 40.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Appenzell, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell via Gossau SG in around 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell via St. Gallen and St. Gallen, Bahnhof in around 2 h 47 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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Gossau SG
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Gossau SG to Appenzell
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich, Zurich Airport to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Appenzell station.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Appenzell station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell is 92 km. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Appenzell.

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There are 383+ hotels available in Appenzell. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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