There are 5 ways to get from Annecy 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 33 min

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Bourg-en-Bresse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$60 - $83

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Besançon 136.6 miles

$17

3 alternative options

Train via Amberieu  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Amberieu
  2. Take the train from Amberieu to Besançon-Viotte

$52 - $76

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Besançon N720 / ...

$20 - $39

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Besançon 136.4 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Besançon is to rideshare which costs 14€ and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Besançon is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Besançon via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Bourg-en-Bresse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between Annecy and Besançon is 150 km. The road distance is 218.3 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Annecy to Besançon, including transfers.

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Annecy to Besançon bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Annecy station.

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Annecy to Besançon train services, operated by TGV, depart from Annecy station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Besançon is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 93.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Annecy to Besançon via Bourg-en-Bresse in around 4 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Besançon via Lyon - Perrache Bus station and Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 6 h 20 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Annecy to Bourg-en-Bresse
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Annecy to Amberieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Amberieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Bus operators
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 Annecy to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Besançon
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Annecy to Besançon
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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