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

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Train TGV  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Besançon-Viotte to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Basel SBB 3-Y / ...

$45 - $60

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Bus  •  4 h

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

$10 - $55

2 alternative options

Train via Belfort Ville  •  3 h 21 min

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

$48 - $69

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Besançon to Basel 105.3 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Besançon to Basel is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Besançon to Basel is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Besançon and arriving at Basel, Basel central station station. Services depart four times a week, 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 Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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The distance between Besançon and Basel is 122 km. The road distance is 168.6 km.

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The best way to get from Besançon to Basel without a car is to train which takes 1 h 40 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Besançon to Basel, including transfers.

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

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Besançon to Basel train services, operated by TGV, depart from Besançon-Viotte station.

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The best way to get from Besançon to Basel is to train which takes 1 h 40 min and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 45€ and takes 4 h.

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  • Distance: 76.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Besançon to Basel via Mulhouse Ville in around 1 h 40 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Besançon to Basel 4 times a week. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Besançon-Viotte to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $17
1st Class
$22 - $29
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.

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Contact Details
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
$27 - $45
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 - $28
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 Mulhouse Ville to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $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
$20 - $25
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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Besançon to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Besançon to Basel train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Besançon to Basel is 169 km. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Besançon to Basel.

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