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There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Gruyères by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Bulle 139-Y

$58 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus, line 234 bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Berne
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Fribourg
  3. Take the line 234 bus from Fribourg, gare to Bulle, gare 234 / ...

$21 - $34

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Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Gruyères 99.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Gruyères is to drive which costs SFr 20 - SFr 30 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Gruyères is to drive which costs SFr 20 - SFr 30 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Gruyères. However, there are services departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Epagny, village via Bern, Fribourg, gare and Bulle, gare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Basel and Gruyères is 115 km. The road distance is 159.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Gruyères without a car is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Basel to Gruyères, including transfers.

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Basel to Gruyères bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Basel City Center station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Gruyères is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus and line 234 bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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Basel to Gruyères bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Bulle, gare station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Gruyères is 159 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Basel to Gruyères.

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  • Distance: 71.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Gruyères, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Gruyères via Bern, Bulle, and Bulle, gare in around 3 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Gruyères via Berne, Bern, Fribourg, Fribourg, gare, and Bulle, gare in around 5 h 39 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Bulle
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Berne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto

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