There are 4 ways to get from Bern to Besançon by train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Train TGV  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$72 - $114

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Berne to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Besançon

$27 - $34

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds 100-Y
  2. Take the train from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Besançon-Viotte

$61 - $89

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Besançon 95 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Besançon is to drive which costs SFr 20 - SFr 30 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Besançon is to drive which costs SFr 20 - SFr 30 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Bern and Besançon is 113 km. The road distance is 152 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Bern to Besançon, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Berne and arriving at Besançon via Basel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Basel SBB and Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

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What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Bern to Besançon via Basel SBB and Mulhouse Ville in around 3 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Besançon via Basel City Center and Basel in around 5 h 45 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $60
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Book at
eurolines.ch

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