There are 5 ways to get from Lugano to Gruyères by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Fribourg/Freiburg 15
  3. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Bulle

$108 - $197

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Grandate - Stazione to Fribourg

$36 - $58

3 alternative options

Train via Zürich HB  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Fribourg/Freiburg 1
  3. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Bulle

$113 - $206

Bus, train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Bern 417
  2. Take the train from Bern to Bulle 139-Y

$67 - $125

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Gruyères 215.8 miles

$45 - $65

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Gruyères. However, there are services departing from Lugano - Piazzale Besso and arriving at Epagny, village via Grandate - Stazione, Fribourg, gare and Bulle, gare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 9 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Gruyères is 158 km. The road distance is 345.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Gruyères without a car is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Lugano to Gruyères, including transfers.

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Lugano to Gruyères bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, depart from Grandate - Stazione station.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Gruyères is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 9 min.

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Lugano to Gruyères bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, arrive at Fribourg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Gruyères is 345 km. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from Lugano to Gruyères.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Gruyères. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Gruyères.
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  • Distance: 98.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Gruyères via Luzern, Fribourg/Freiburg, Bulle, and Bulle, gare in around 5 h 41 min. Alternatively, Gruppo Di Maio operates a bus from Lugano to Gruyères once a week. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h.

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 Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Bulle
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Bulle
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Grandate - Stazione to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
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 Como to Bern
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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