There are 4 ways to get from Besançon to Basel 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.

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Train TGV  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Besançon Franche-Comté TGV to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Basel SBB Tgv

$50 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Besançon to Basel, Basel central station 099

$9 - $55

2 alternative options

Train via Belfort Ville  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Besançon-Viotte to Belfort Ville
  2. Take the train from Belfort Ville to Mulhouse Ville Ic

$46 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Besançon to Basel 105.3 miles

$22 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Besançon to Basel is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Besançon to Basel is to drive which takes 1 h 37 min and costs 19€ - 29€.

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The distance between Besançon and Basel is 122 km. The road distance is 169 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Besançon to Basel, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Besançon and arriving at Basel, Basel central station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Besançon to Basel. However, there are services departing from Besançon-Viotte and arriving at Basel SBB via Besançon Franche-Comté TGV and Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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

You can take a train from Besançon to Basel via Besançon Franche-Comté TGV and Mulhouse Ville in around 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Besançon to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Besançon Franche-Comté TGV to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $55
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$21 - $29
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Besançon-Viotte to Belfort Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Belfort Ville to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $27
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Besançon to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Besançon to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Book at
eurolines.ch
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Besançon to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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