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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Besançon by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$134 - $194

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Bus, train  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Dijon
  2. Take the train from Genlis(Dijon) to Besançon-Viotte Besançon - Dijon / ...

$28 - $40

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Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 788 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Besançon 720

$37 - $86

Drive  •  8h 10m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Besançon 554.9 miles

$110 - $180

Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL) BCN - BSL
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$82 - $274

Fly to Lyon, train  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lyon (LYS) BCN - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte

$73 - $239

Fly to Geneva, train  •  9h

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA) BCN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
  3. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard
  4. Take the train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte

$94 - $268

Fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 24m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zurich (ZRH) BCN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$133 - $363

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Besançon is to bus and train which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 12h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Besançon is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 240€ and takes 6h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Besançon via Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Besançon is 720 km. The road distance is 887.8 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 8h 15m to get from Barcelona to Besançon, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Besançon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Besançon train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Besançon is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 75€ and takes 13h.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 450 miles
  • Duration: 8h 15m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Besançon via Valence TGV in around 8h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Besançon via Lyon, Lyon Perrache and Lyon in around 13h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Valence TGV to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $50
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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 Genlis(Dijon) to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
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
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Dijon
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 Barcelona to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Besançon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
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 Barcelona City Centre to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
isilines.com

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Barcelona to Besançon bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Besançon station.

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Barcelona to Besançon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Besançon-Viotte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Besançon is 888 km. It takes approximately 8h 10m to drive from Barcelona to Besançon.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Besançon. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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