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Travel from Lyon to Besançon
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 Lyon to Besançon.
How do I travel from Lyon to Besançon?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Lyon to Besançon. You can take a bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Besançon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $15 (€12) compared to other travel options to Besançon:

Taking a bus is usually $27 (€22) less than taking a train to Besançon, which costs on average $41 (€34) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Lyon to Besançon?

The quickest way to travel from Lyon to Besançon is by train, which takes on average 2 h 31 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h   of travel time.

What is the distance from Lyon to Besançon?

The Lyon to Besançon distance is around 117 miles (189 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Besançon is:

  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Lyon and Besançon as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Besançon, Avenue du Maréchal Foch (Gare Viotte).
  • Trains mostly depart from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Gare de Besançon Viotte.
Which travel operators can get me to Besançon from Lyon?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Besançon by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Lyon to Besançon tickets on Omio for $15 (€12).
  • SNCF | TER can get you to Besançon by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TER from Lyon to Besançon for $41 (€34) on Omio.
Can I travel directly from Lyon to Besançon?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Besançon with SNCF | TER with 8 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Besançon 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 trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Lyon to Besançon?
Omio customers who travel from Lyon to Besançon often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Dijon or Strasbourg. 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 book tickets from Lyon to Besançon online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $15 (€12) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $41 (€34) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Lyon to Besançon 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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