There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Sankt Gallen by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...

$30 - $60

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Bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Carparkplatz Sihlquai to St. Gallen Poststrasse RegioJet

$3 - $29

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Saint Gallen 54.5 miles

$6

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Sankt Gallen 54 miles

$11 - $17

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich Carparkplatz Sihlquai and arriving at St. Gallen Poststrasse. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at St. Gallen. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 9 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Sankt Gallen is 62 km. The road distance is 86.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Sankt Gallen without a car is to train which takes 1 h 9 min and costs .

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The train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen takes 1 h 9 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Zürich to Sankt Gallen bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, depart from Zürich Carparkplatz Sihlquai station.

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Zürich to Sankt Gallen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Sankt Gallen is to train which takes 1 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 45 min.

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Zürich to Sankt Gallen bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at St. Gallen Poststrasse station.

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Zürich to Sankt Gallen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Sankt Gallen.
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  • Distance: 39 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 9 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Sankt Gallen, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Sankt Gallen every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, Eurolines IT operates a bus from Zürich to Sankt Gallen 3 times a week. Tickets cost $22 - $29 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 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
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Zürich to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zurich to Saint Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Sankt Gallen is 86 km. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Zürich to Sankt Gallen.

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There are 313+ hotels available in Sankt Gallen. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zürich and Sankt Gallen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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