How to get from Geneva to Besançon

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from Geneva to Besançon

You can get from Geneva to Besançon by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Geneva to Besançon on 29 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:14Geneva4h55 12:09Gare de Besançon Viotte
1 change
£471One-way
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07:14Geneva4h55 12:09Gare de Besançon Viotte
1 change
£471One-way
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07:14Geneva5h10 12:24Besançon-Mouillère
2 changes
£481One-way
12:29Geneva4h42 17:11Gare de Besançon Viotte
1 change
£631One-way

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Travel Information to Besançon from Geneva

distanceDistance72 miles (116 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £48
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 7 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £48 • 3 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 72 miles (116 km) by coach or train to Besançon from Geneva. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Geneva to Besançon.

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FAQs

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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

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 26/05/2022. 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.

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

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

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

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

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in Geneva, 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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 23/05/2022. 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.

There are 2 ways to travel between Geneva and Besançon including taking a coach or train.

The cheapest way from Geneva to Besançon is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £14 compared to other travel options to Besançon:

A coach is £34 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Geneva to Besançon costing on average £48.

The quickest way to travel from Geneva to Besançon is by train, which takes on average 3 h 40 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 25 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Besançon is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Geneva, Eaux-Vives to Besancon, Gare de la Viotte.
  • Most travellers take a train from Genève to Gare de Besançon Viotte.

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

  • You can take a coach from Geneva to Besançon with BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for £14 with BlaBlaCar Bus from Geneva to Besançon.
  • You can take a train from Geneva to Besançon with SNCF | TGV Lyria. Cheap tickets can be found for £48 with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Geneva to Besançon.

Yes, there are direct services available between Geneva and Besançon with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with BlaBlaCar with direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find 7 direct trains per day with.

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

Omio customers who travel from Geneva to Besançon often also extend their holiday 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.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £14 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £48 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Geneva 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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