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from Basel to Besançon

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Travel Information to Besançon from Basel

distanceDistance75 miles (121 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £20 • 2 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a train to travel 75 miles (121 km) between Basel and Besançon. SNCF | TGV INOUI is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct from Basel to Besançon.

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Does France have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling between Basel and Besançon?

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

Can travellers from Switzerland enter France?

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

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

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 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

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

This information was last checked on 05/12/2021. 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 trip to Besançon from Basel.

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

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

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, 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 Basel 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 Basel, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers 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 29/11/2021. 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 Basel from Besançon here.

What are my travel options from Basel to Besançon?

Travel Basel to Besançon by train.

What is the fastest way to get from Basel to Besançon?

Travelling by train is also the quickest way from Basel to Besançon. It takes on average 2 h 1 min   to travel this journey.

How many miles from Basel to Besançon would I travel?

The Basel to Besançon distance is approximately 75 miles (121 km).

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Basel to Besançon:

  • Trains from Basel to Besançon most often leave from Basel SBB and arrive in Gare de Besançon Viotte.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Basel to Besançon?

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

  • SNCF | TGV INOUI can get you to Besançon by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Basel to Besançon for £20 on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Basel to Besançon?
Your journey from Basel to Besançon doesn't have to end in Besançon. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Lyon or Dijon. If you’d like to add Paris, Lyon or Dijon to your Basel to Besançon trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Besançon today!
How early should I buy Basel to Besançon tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £20 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Basel 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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