How far is Zurich from Bern?
By car, by train????? By car, it's an about 1 1/2 hours and an easy drive on autobahn (freeway). By train, it's an hour or more depending on which train you catch. You can look at the route for driving on michelin.com and check out trains on sbb.ch/en - hope this helps.
Thanks you so much. I really wanted to check out the HR Giger museum, but I wanted to stay in Zurich. Now I can do both.
Oh, that is a shame - try the Swiss rail site for trains - maybe it is still possible if you don't mind a fairly long day. Hope it works out for you.
A typical train schedule from Zurich to Gruyeres is:
Zürich HB dep 07:32
Fribourg arr 08:54
Fribourg walk 3 min.,
Fribourg, gare dep 09:02 Bus
Bulle, gare arr 09:34
walk 2 min.,
Bulle dep 09:52
Gruyeres arr. 9.58 Duration: 2.26 hours
Hope this helps with your decision.