There are 5 ways to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne 150 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte

$66 - $97

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Rideshare  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Le Grand-Saconnex to Besançon 108.4 miles

$14

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Dijon 759
  2. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$33 - $52

Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneve-Aeroport to Lyon Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Besançon 720

$23 - $46

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon 110.2 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Geneve-Aeroport and arriving at Besançon via Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Genève-Aéroport and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Lausanne and Mouchard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Besançon is 114 km. The road distance is 176.3 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon, including transfers.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Geneve-Aeroport station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève-Aéroport station.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 50 min.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Besançon station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Besançon-Viotte station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 70.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon via Lausanne and Mouchard in around 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon via Lyon in around 6 h 50 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $50
Train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Dijon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Besançon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneve-Aeroport to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Geneva Airport to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Airport to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Le Grand-Saconnex to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon is 176 km. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon.

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There are 102+ hotels available in Besançon. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Besançon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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