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.

Recommended option

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

$109 - $199

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Zürich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Bulle Zurich > Berne > Fribourg > Bulle > Lausanne > Genève - gare routière > Annemasse > Annecy > Chambéry > Grenoble centre - gare routière > Avignon > Montpellier > Narbonne > Perpignan > Figueras > Gérone > Lloret de Mar > Barcelone > Barcelone - gare Sants

$35 - $57

3 alternative options

Train via Zürich HB  •  5 h 55 min

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

$113 - $210

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Locarno FART to Domodossola Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Montreux Eurocity / ...

$76 - $139

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Gruyères 215.8 miles

$45 - $65

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, you can take a bus from Lugano to Gruyères via Zürich, Zürich Stadelhofen, Zürich HB, Zurich, Bulle, and Bulle, gare in around 7 h 11 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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
Train from Locarno FART to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Lugano to Zürich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Bulle
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lugano and Gruyères is 158 km. The road distance is 345 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Gruyères is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 7 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Lugano to Gruyères is to drive which takes 3 h 37 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 65.

No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Gruyères. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Gruyères via Giubiasco, Locarno FART, Domodossola, Montreux and Montbovon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 16 min.

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