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Getting There

From either Lausanne or Zurich, most Gruyères-bound passengers transfer at the busy railway junction of Palézieux. From here, a secondary railway spur leads to Gruyères, stopping at about 20 other hamlets along the way. Trip time from Zurich to Gruyères is about 4 1/2 hours; from Palézieux to Gruyères, about 1 hour. For train information, call tel. 0900/300-300 or visit www.sbb.ch.

About seven buses a day connect Gruyères with the rail and bus junction of Bulle, a 10-minute drive northwest of Gruyères. From Bulle, you can make bus connections to Fribourg and rail connections to the rest of Switzerland. For bus schedules and information, call tel. 026/913-05-21.

If you're driving from Bern, head southwest along N12 and take the southeast turnoff to Bulle; Gruyères is signposted from there.

Visitor Information

The Office du Tourisme (tel. 0848/42-44-24; www.la-gruyere.ch) is in the village center, open Monday to Friday 9am to noon and 1:30 to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Street names aren't used -- the village is very small.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.