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Is international travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Besançon, France allowed?

Travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Besançon, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Besançon from Geneva restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Besançon, France from Geneva?

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Besançon, France?

The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 11/28/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Geneva and Besançon closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Geneva, Switzerland from Besançon, France?

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21. 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 Geneva from Besançon here.

How do I reach Besançon from Geneva?

There are 2 travel options from Geneva to Besançon: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Geneva to Besançon?

The cheapest way to travel to Besançon from Geneva is by taking a bus with an average price of $31 (€26).

This is compared to other travel options to Besançon:

Taking a bus is about $35 (€29) less than taking a train, which costs on average $67 (€55) for this route.

What is the quickest way from Geneva to Besançon?

The quickest way to travel to Besançon from Geneva is by train, which takes on average 4 h 27 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 35 min.

What is the distance between Geneva and Besançon?

You should expect to travel around 72 miles (116 km) between Geneva and Besançon.

How many services a day are there from Geneva to Besançon?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Besançon is:

  • 8 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Besançon from Geneva, what are the departure and arrival points in Geneva and Besançon?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Besançon, Avenue du Maréchal Foch (Gare Viotte).
  • Most travelers take a train from Genève to Gare de Besançon Viotte.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Geneva to Besançon?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Geneva to Besançon:

  • You can go to Besançon from Geneva by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $31 (€26) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Geneva to Besançon on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Geneva to Besançon with SNCF | TER. Cheap tickets can be found for $67 (€55) with SNCF | TER from Geneva to Besançon.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Geneva to Besançon ends?
Omio customers who travel from Geneva to Besançon often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Lyon or Dijon. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Besançon and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase Geneva to Besançon tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Geneva to Besançon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $31 (€26) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $67 (€55) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Geneva to Besançon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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