There are 3 ways to get from Besançon to Biel/Bienne by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Besançon-Viotte to La Chaux-de-Fonds
  2. Take the train from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Biel/Bienne 124-Y

$43 - $73

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Besançon to Basel
  2. Take the train from Olten to Biel/Bienne 5 / ...

$56 - $94

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Besançon to Biel/Bienne 85.8 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Besançon to Biel/Bienne is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Besançon to Biel/Bienne is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Besançon to Biel/Bienne. However, there are services departing from Besançon-Viotte and arriving at Biel/Bienne via La Chaux-de-Fonds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between Besançon and Biel/Bienne is 94 km. The road distance is 137.3 km.

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The best way to get from Besançon to Biel/Bienne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs 35€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Besançon to Biel/Bienne, including transfers.

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Besançon to Biel/Bienne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Besançon-Viotte station.

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Besançon to Biel/Bienne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Biel/Bienne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Besançon to Biel/Bienne is 137 km. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Besançon to Biel/Bienne.

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There are 133+ hotels available in Biel/Bienne. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Besançon to Biel/Bienne.
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  • Distance: 58.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between Besançon, France and Biel/Bienne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Besançon to Biel/Bienne via La Chaux-de-Fonds in around 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
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 Besançon-Viotte to La Chaux-de-Fonds
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 La Chaux-de-Fonds to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 - $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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