How to travel from Lyon to Besançon

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Travel Information between Lyon and Besançon

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$14 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 2 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€17) • 2 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or SNCF TER

Take a train or bus to travel 117 miles (189 km) to Besançon from Lyon. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus or SNCF TER among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Lyon to Besançon.

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from Lyon to Besançon

How to get from Lyon to Besançon by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
train

The best way to travel from Lyon to Besançon is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

SNCF | TER
09:40AM2h29
Lyon Part Dieu
12:09PMBesançon Viotte
$451One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
05:05PM2h55
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
08:00PMBesancon, PEM Viotte, Gare routiere
$281One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
10:03AM2h23
Lyon Part Dieu
12:26PMBesançon Viotte
$691One-way
1 transfer
Other options
SNCF | TER
07:30AM2h39
Lyon Part Dieu
10:09AMBesançon Viotte
$451One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TER
04:30PM2h39
Lyon Part Dieu
07:09PMBesançon Viotte
$451One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TER
06:30PM2h39
Lyon Part Dieu
09:09PMBesançon Viotte
$451One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
01:15PM4h00
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
05:15PMBesancon, PEM Viotte, Gare routiere
$291One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
06:15PM3h10
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
09:25PMBesancon, PEM Viotte, Gare routiere
$281One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
05:20AM3h15
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
08:35AMBesancon, PEM Viotte, Gare routiere
$321One-way
0 transfers

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Travel on FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus travel from Lyon to Besançon at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    FAQs: Travel from Lyon to Besançon

    FAQs: 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.
    FAQs

    There are 2 options to travel between Lyon and Besançon including taking a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Besançon is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $14 (€12) compared to other travel options to Besançon:

    A bus is $6 (€5) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Lyon to Besançon costing on average $20 (€17).

    The quickest way to travel between Lyon and Besançon is by train, which takes on average 2 h 27 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Bus takes on average 2 h 55 min.

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

    The average frequency per day from Lyon to Besançon is:

    • 2 buses a day.
    • 16 trains a day.

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

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

    • Most travelers take a bus from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station to Besançon, Parking Relais Micropolis.
    • Most travelers board their train from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Besançon Viotte.

    The following travel companies offer services from Lyon to Besançon:

    • Travel with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Besançon by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Lyon to Besançon tickets on Omio for $14 (€12).
    • Travel with SNCF TER, TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF (3) to go to Besançon by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCF TER Lyon to Besançon tickets on Omio for $20 (€17).

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

    • Direct bus available with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus 2 direct buses per day.
    • 4 direct trains per day with SNCF TER or SNCF (3).

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

    Many of our customers traveling from Lyon to Besançon don't make Besançon their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Besançon are Paris, Dijon, Strasbourg or Marseille, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Besançon to any of these top destinations today!

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