PubliCar Appenzell
Flexible “door-to-door” shuttle

PubliCar Appenzell is a flexible on-demand bus that is easy to book. You decide when you’d like to travel and you can book your journey with ease via the PubliCar App. Other passengers wishing to travel in the same direction may board while the bus is en route.

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Here’s how it works

  • Open the app or select a telephone number

    Install the PubliCar App on your smartphone or call +41 848 55 30 60

  • Book a journey

    Specify your collection and destination addresses and your chosen time, and add passengers

  • Climb aboard and enjoy your journey


Service area

PubliCar Appenzell provides a “door-to-door” service in the area of Appenzell Innerrhoden highlighted on the map. PubliCar also travels on the most direct route from the area served to Teufen AR (Bahnhof) and to Stein AR, and to Gais via Bahnhof as far as Klinik Gais.

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The precise routeTarget not accessible from the area served by PubliCar via “Gais, Bahnhof” to Klinik Gais is shown as a dark yellow line.

“Stein AR, Dorf”: board and alight at the visitor car park for the Appenzeller show dairy and the Appenzell Museum of Folk Art.

Service times

Monday–Thursday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. – 11.30 p.m.
Sunday and general public holidays 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Journeys must be reserved. Short-notice bookings are also possible. We recommend booking early for fixed times (doctor’s appointments or rail connections) or during periods of high demand.

  • 24/7 via the PubliCar App
  • During service times, call 0848 55 30 60

Please cancel booked journeys at least 30 minutes before the pick-up time if no longer required.

Wheelchair transport

You can activate the “wheelchair” option in the PubliCar App in the “number of passengers” booking step. Alternatively, you can also register for this option by calling 0848 55 30 60.

Bicycle transport

Bikes cannot be transported on PubliCar.


Bookings can be made for a maximum of nine people via the app. Groups of 10 people or more receive a 30% discount on their public transport ticket. Please book your group journey at least two working days before the journey by calling 0848 818 818.


  • PubliCar = public transport ticket + surcharge

    The PubliCar fare comprises a regular public transport ticket and the PubliCar surcharge of CHF 5.00. The Junior Travelcard and Children’s Co-Travelcard are accepted for both components.

  • Public transport ticket

    Buy a zone ticket from the Ostwind fare networkTarget not accessible for your PubliCar journey (e.g. a single ticket, a multiple-trip ticket or a 1-day travelpass). The GA Travelcard and Half Fare Travelcard, the Lake Constance ticketTarget not accessible and the current guest cards (e.g. Appenzell Holiday CardTarget not accessible, the Eastern Switzerland TravelcardTarget not accessible (OSKAR)) are all recognized.

    The usual public transport fare regulations apply to dogs.

    You can buy tickets for the journey via the SBB Mobile appTarget not accessible, in the SBB ShopTarget not accessible, from the driver, at ticket terminals or at your nearest staffed sales outlet (e.g. Appenzell StationTarget not accessible or Mercato GaisTarget not accessible).


    Single surcharge *


    Multi surcharge *
    (6 surcharges; you save CHF 2.50)


    Monthly pass *


    Annual pass **


    All prices in CHF, including VAT, subject to price changes.

    * The surcharge is payable via the PubliCar App, in the vehicle via TWINT, or to the driver. The PubliCar App accepts credit cards, Apple and Samsung Pay, and new debit cards (e.g. Debit Mastercard, Visa Debit Card or the new PostFinance Card combined with Debit Mastercard). You can set up a payment method in just a few clicks on the PubliCar App.

    ** An annual pass for the surcharge can only be ordered from PostBus: e-mail or call +41 848 818 818.

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    PubliCar App

    In just a few steps, you’ll be ready to make your first booking via the PubliCar App: we provide you with step-by-step instructions for installing the app.


    Give us a call.

    between 6 a.m. and midnight

    0848 55 30 60

    0848 55 30 60

    Write to us.

    Do you have any questions for us? Would you like to give us feedback? We will be happy to handle your query.


    PostBus Ltd
    Eastern Region
    Gürtelstrasse 14
    7001 Chur

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