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Train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve Tgv
  2. Take the train from Genève to Romont Ir15 / ...

SFr 123 - SFr 177

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Bus  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Fribourg N799

SFr 35 - SFr 45

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Train via Palézieux  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv
  2. Take the train from Genève to Palézieux Ir15 / ...

SFr 171 - SFr 302

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Gruyères 572.1 km

SFr 65 - SFr 100

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Romont

SFr 111 - SFr 254

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Bulle

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Romont

SFr 98 - SFr 248

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Bulle

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, train  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  3. Take the train from Genève to Romont

SFr 171 - SFr 356

Paris to Gruyères by train and bus

The journey time between Paris and Gruyères is around 8h 12m and covers a distance of around 621 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 38m. Operated by TGV inOui, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Service d'automobiles TPF, the Paris to Gruyères service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Epagny, village. Typically 30 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 12m
Fastest journey time:
5h 38m
Journey distance:
621 km
Services per week:
30
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:16
Last service departs at:
18:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Gruyères train and bus schedules

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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gruyères is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gruyères is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Gruyères is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Gruyères is to bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 11h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Gruyères is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Gruyères. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Epagny, village via Fribourg, Poya, Fribourg, Charmettes and Bulle, gare routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 24m.

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The distance between Paris and Gruyères is 435 km. The road distance is 572.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Gruyères without a car is to train which takes 6h 34m and costs €110 - €170.

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It takes approximately 6h 34m to get from Paris to Gruyères, including transfers.

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Paris to Gruyères bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Gruyères is to train which takes 6h 34m and costs €110 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 11h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Paris to Gruyères bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Fribourg station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Gruyères.
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  • Distance: 434.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 34m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Gruyères, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Paris Bercy to Gruyères via Genève, Romont, Bulle, and Bulle, gare routière in around 6h 34m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Fribourg 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 9h 10m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 380
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 380
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 490
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 240
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 100
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Romont
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Palézieux
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Romont
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Service d'automobiles TPF
Phone
+41 26 351 02 00
Email
tpf@tpf.ch
Website
tpf.ch
Train from Bern to Bulle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Service d'automobiles TPF
Schedules at
SBB
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Gruyères is 572 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Paris to Gruyères.

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Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Gruyères. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

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