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Trains from Geneva to Besançon
Travel by train to Besançon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Geneva to Besançon.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Besançon, France if I'm coming from Geneva, Switzerland by train?

Travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Besançon, France by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into France from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Geneva?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Besançon, France?

When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/28/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Geneva and Besançon before traveling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Switzerland from Besançon, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Geneva, Switzerland from Besançon is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Geneva from Besançon restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Besançon?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Geneva from Besançon closer to your date of departure here here.

How much does a cheap train between Geneva and Besançon cost?
Train tickets from Geneva to Besançon for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $54 (€45)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Geneva and Besançon?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $54 (€45)  for a train ticket to Besançon from Geneva.
What is the distance from Geneva to Besançon by train?
The distance to Besançon from Geneva by train is approximately 72 miles (116 km).
How many hours is the train time to Besançon from Geneva?
The Geneva to Besançon train duration is on average 4 h 27 min, which is to be expected when traveling 72 miles (116 km) to Besançon from Geneva. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by train from Geneva to Besançon, which train station in Geneva do I depart from and which train station in Besançon do I arrive in?

When departing from Geneva, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Genève and Geneva. When arriving in Besançon, you can end your route in train stations like Gare de Besançon Viotte, Besançon-Mouillère and Besancon.

Omio customers book a train from Genève   to Gare de Besançon Viotte   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Geneva train station located? Where is the Besançon train station located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Genève and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Besançon most often arrive at Gare de Besançon Viotte and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

How many train services are there between Geneva and Besançon a day?
On average, there are 8 trains a day from Geneva to Besançon. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Geneva to Besançon? When does the last train depart from Geneva to Besançon?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Geneva at 3: 42 PM. The last train leaves from Geneva at 3: 42 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Geneva to Besançon and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Geneva to Besançon for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Geneva to Besançon is on average $54 (€45) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Besançon from Geneva available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Besançon
Genève is the most popular Geneva railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Geneva for your trip to Besançon.