You can best travel to Gruyères by train. The village center can be reached on foot from the railway station, or by bus.
Take a train to the railway station of Gruyères
Gruyères can be reached by train from the directions of Bulle/Vevey or Montbovon. Montbovon is located along the Golden Pass route, and can be reached from the directions of Montreux and Zweisimmen/Interlaken. You can travel to Montbovon in either regular trains or in Golden Pass trains. Please find all connections in the timetable.
From the Gruyères railway station to the town
The railway station of Gruyères is located near, but not in the old town center. The village itself sits on a hill. You can walk up there over a hiking path with some stairs in about 15 minutes. Buses between the town center and rail station are available too.
Traveling by car
The small town center of Gruyères is car-free. There are several parking lots near the town though, such as the one near the rail station and La Maison du Gruyère.
Dates of operation
The village, castle and cheese factory are accessible all year round. Please consult opening dates for other activities you’re interested in separately.
Tip: check the timetable before you start your trip.
Find train and bus schedules for your trip. The railway station outside of the village is ‘Gruyères’. Buses to the car-free town leave from the nearby bus stop ‘Gruyères, gare’. The bus stop in the town center is referred to as ‘Gruyères, ville’.
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