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How to reach Gruyères

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

You can reach Gruyères by train from the directions Bulle/Vevey and Montbovon.

Montbovon is located along the GoldenPass route, and can be reached from Montreux and Zweisimmen/Interlaken.

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 in about 15 minutes. There are stairs along the way. Buses between the town center and rail station are available too.

The Chocolate Train from Montreux

The Chocolate Train is a day trip from Montreux, combining visits to cheese and chocolate factories and some free time in Gruyères.

Traveling by car

The small town center of Gruyères is car-free. There are several parking lots near the town. One is located near the rail station and La Maison du Gruyère.

Dates of operation

The village and castle 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 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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