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from Besançon to Geneva

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Travel Information from Besançon to Geneva

distanceDistance72 miles (116 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$54 - $59
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $54 (€45) • 3 h 38 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $54 (€45) • 3 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER

Take a bus or train to travel 72 miles (116 km) between Besançon and Geneva. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $54 (€45). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Besançon to Geneva.

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Is cross-border travel to Geneva, Switzerland from Besançon, France currently allowed?

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

Can travelers from France enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Geneva from Besançon?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Geneva, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 1/20/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Besançon to Geneva.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to France from Geneva, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for returning to Besançon, France from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Besançon, France from Geneva, Switzerland?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Besançon from Geneva?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

Which rules do I need to follow in Besançon, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/19/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Besançon from Geneva here.

What are the ways to get from Besançon to Geneva?

There are 2 ways to travel between Besançon and Geneva including taking a bus or train.

How do I get from Besançon to Geneva the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Geneva from Besançon is by taking a train, which costs on average $54 (€45).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Geneva:

Taking a train is about $5 (€4) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $59 (€49) for this trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Besançon and Geneva?

The quickest way to travel from Besançon to Geneva is by train, which takes on average 3 h 38 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 50 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Besançon and Geneva?

The Besançon to Geneva distance is around 72 miles (116 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Besançon to Geneva?

The average frequency per day from Besançon to Geneva is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Geneva from Besançon as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Besançon and in Geneva?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Besançon to Geneva:

  • Buses mostly depart from Besançon, Avenue du Maréchal Foch (Gare Viotte) and arrive in Geneva, Eaux-Vives.
  • Trains mostly leave from Gare de Besançon Viotte and tend to arrive in Genève.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Besançon to Geneva?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Besançon to Geneva, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Geneva by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Besançon to Geneva for $59 (€49).
  • SNCF | TER can get you to Geneva by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TER from Besançon to Geneva for $54 (€45) on Omio.

Can I travel directly from Besançon to Geneva?

Yes, there are direct routes from Besançon to Geneva with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 5 direct trains a day to Geneva with.

Direct services to Geneva tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Besançon to Geneva?

Looking to extend your trip from Besançon to Geneva? Many Omio customers who go from Besançon to Geneva usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Lyon. If you're looking to explore Paris, Milan or Lyon from Geneva, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I purchase a ticket from Besançon to Geneva online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Besançon to Geneva, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $59 (€49) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $54 (€45) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Besançon to Geneva tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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