Duration 3h 48m
Distance 312.3 km
Average price 57€
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average train between Besançon and Saint-Étienne takes 3h 48m and the fastest train takes 3h 47m. The train service runs several times per day from Besançon to Saint-Étienne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Gare de Besançon-Viotte
  2. Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Saint-Étienne
3h 35m
Bookable on Rome2rio
44€ - 90€

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Want to know about travelling from Besançon to Saint-Étienne? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Besançon to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Gare de Besançon-Viotte and arriving at St Etienne Chateaucreux via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Besançon and Saint-Étienne is 237 km. The road distance is 312.3 km.

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Besançon to Saint-Étienne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Besançon-Viotte station.

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Besançon to Saint-Étienne train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St Etienne Chateaucreux station.

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There are 260+ hotels available in Saint-Étienne. Prices start at 45€ per night.

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What companies run services between Besançon and Saint-Étienne?

You can take a train from Besançon to Saint-Étienne via Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and Lyon Part Dieu in around 3h 35m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 55€

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