How to get from Lyon to Besançon

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from Lyon to Besançon

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

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Besançon on 15 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:30Lyon Part Dieu2h39 21:09Gare de Besançon Viotte
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09:50Lyon, Gare Perrache3h45 13:35Besançon, Parking Relais Micropolis
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09:42Lyon Part Dieu2h27 12:09Gare de Besançon Viotte
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07:25Lyon Part Dieu2h44 10:09Gare de Besançon Viotte
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16:30Lyon Part Dieu2h39 19:09Gare de Besançon Viotte
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Travel Information to Besançon from Lyon

distanceDistance117 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £30
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 3 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £30 • 2 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCF | TER

Travel 117 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Lyon to Besançon. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 27 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or SNCF | TER among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Lyon to Besançon.

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways to travel between Lyon and Besançon including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Lyon to Besançon is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £22 compared to other travel options to Besançon:

A coach is generally £8 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £30 from Lyon to Besançon.

The fastest way to get to Besançon from Lyon is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 27 min.

There are alternative travel options to Besançon that can usually take longer:

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

You should expect to travel around 117 miles from Lyon to Besançon.

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Besançon is:

  • 3 coaches per day.
  • 19 trains a day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Lyon to Besançon most often leave from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Besancon, Gare de la Viotte.
  • Trains mostly depart from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Gare de Besançon Viotte.

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

  • You can go to Besançon from Lyon by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £22 with Flixbus from Lyon to Besançon on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Besançon from Lyon with SNCF | TER, and you can find SNCF | TER Lyon to Besançon tickets for £30 on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Lyon to Besançon? Many Omio customers who go from Lyon to Besançon usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Dijon or Strasbourg. If you're looking to explore Paris, Dijon or Strasbourg from Besançon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £22 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £30 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Besançon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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