From Zurich, you can take a slow local train without transferring; you'll reach Appenzell in about 2 hours. A faster way is to take an express train from Zurich to Gossau, a satellite village of St. Gallen, and transfer to the local train. Trip time from St. Gallen or Gossau to Appenzell on one of the 30 or so daily locals is about 45 minutes. Call tel. 0900/300-300 for information.
The town's only bus line goes between Appenzell and St. Gallen via a meandering path through local villages not serviced by rail. From St. Gallen, you'll have to transfer buses in a village called Teufen. For more information, call tel. 071/227-37-37.
By car from St. Gallen, drive south from the city toward Teufen, where the road is sign-posted south to Appenzell.
The Appenzell Tourist Office, Hauptgasse 4 (tel. 071/788-96-41; www.appenzell.ch), is open Monday to Friday from 9am to noon and 2 to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to noon and 2 to 5pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.