A faster way to the Alpstein
Off the train and straight onto the Postbus.

This way you can get to Alpstein 30 minutes faster on weekends. From 29 April to 29 October 2023, the PostBus connection from Hirschberg station to Wasserauen will save you a lot of time.

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A red train of the Appenzell Railways can be seen alongside the railway track, while a waiting Postbus is depicted on the left.

On weekends, you can travel to the starting point for your hike even faster by train and Postbus. At Hirschberg station, a Postbus will collect passengers arriving on Appenzell Railways, and then take them quickly to Weissbad, Schwende or Wasserauen. In Weissbad, a connection is available for the onward journey to Brülisau. Postbuses operate every half hour from 29 April to 29 October 2023 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays as well as on public holidays.


Reach your destination 30 minutes earlier

Enjoy the journey to the starting point for your next hike thanks to Appenzell RailwaysTarget not accessible and PostBus. The following table shows the convenient travel times by public transport:

Point of departure

Travel time by public transport to Wasserauen or Brülisau


16 minutes

Teufen AR

29 minutes

Altstätten Stadt

40 minutes

St. Gallen (via Gais)

44 minutes

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Change at Hirschberg station

The Postbus operates directly from Hirschberg station. The following map section shows the exact location of all stops and the route to Wasserauen.

Returning by train

For the return trip from Wasserauen or Brülisau, you can use the usual public transport connections, just as before. To continue your journey towards Gais–St. Gallen or Gais–Altstätten Stadt, please change in Appenzell.


Buy a zone ticket from the Ostwind fare networkTarget not accessible for your journey (single ticket or 1-day travelpass).

You can purchase tickets online via the SBB MobileTarget not accessibleapp, from the SBB ShopTarget not accessible or at ticket machines. Also valid:

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