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

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Train inOui TGV  •  3 h 19 min

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

$74 - $111

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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

$62 - $89

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Besançon 95 miles

$20 - $30

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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 19 min.

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

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The best way to get from Bern to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Bern to Besançon, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Besançon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Besançon is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 45 min.

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Bern to Besançon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Besançon station.

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

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Map of how to get from Bern to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 70.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

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 19 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)

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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
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

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 Berne to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
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 - $24
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Besançon is 152 km. It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to drive from Bern to Besançon.

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