How to travel from Geneva to Besançon

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Travel Information to Besançon from Geneva

distanceDistance72 miles (116 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $61
fastestFastest modeTrain • $61 (€54) • 3 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Take a bus or train to travel 72 miles (116 km) from Geneva to Besançon. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Geneva to Besançon.

Travel Tips: Travel from Geneva to Besançon

Travel Tips: Travel 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.

Travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Besançon, France is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

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

Conditions of entry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 2/21/23. 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 Geneva to Besançon.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 2/21/23. 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.

You can travel from Geneva to Besançon 2 different ways: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Besançon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $25 (€22) compared to other travel options to Besançon:

Taking a bus is about $37 (€33) less than taking a train, which costs on average $61 (€54) for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Besançon from Geneva is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Besançon can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Besançon by bus can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance is approximately 72 miles (116 km) 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 trip to Besançon from Geneva as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses from Geneva to Besançon most often leave from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Besancon, Gare de la Viotte.
  • Trains mostly depart from Genève and arrive in Gare de Besançon Viotte.

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

  • You can travel by bus to Besançon from Geneva with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Geneva to Besançon tickets for $25 (€22) on Omio.
  • You can go to Besançon from Geneva by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria. You'll see cheap train tickets for $61 (€54) with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Geneva to Besançon on Omio.
Your trip from Geneva to Besançon doesn't have to end in Besançon. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Lyon or Dijon. If you’d like to add Paris, Lyon or Dijon to your Geneva to Besançon tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Besançon today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $25 (€22) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $61 (€54) 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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