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There are 3 ways to get from Besançon to Le Locle by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the train from Besancon Viotte to Le Locle Ter

SFr 12 - SFr 29

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Bus  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Besançon-Viotte to Morteau Car02

SFr 9 - SFr 24

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Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Besançon to Le Locle 76.8 km

SFr 8 - SFr 13

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Germany: Saxony

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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Le Locle is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Le Locle is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Le Locle is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 13 Jan 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Besançon to Le Locle is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Besançon to Le Locle is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Besancon Viotte and arriving at Le Locle. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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The distance between Besançon and Le Locle is 59 km. The road distance is 76.8 km.

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The best way to get from Besançon to Le Locle without a car is to train which takes 1h 50m and costs 11€ - 27€.

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The train from Besancon Viotte to Le Locle takes 1h 50m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Besançon to Le Locle train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Besancon Viotte station.

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The best way to get from Besançon to Le Locle is to train which takes 1h 50m and costs 11€ - 27€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 22€ and takes 2h 27m.

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Besançon to Le Locle train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Le Locle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Besançon to Le Locle is 77 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Besançon to Le Locle.

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  • Distance: 59 km
  • Duration: 1h 50m

What companies run services between Besançon, France and Le Locle, Switzerland?

SNCF operates a train from Besancon Viotte to Le Locle 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 12 - SFr 29 and the journey takes 1h 50m. Alternatively, Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Besançon-Viotte to Morteau twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 6 - SFr 9 and the journey takes 1h 15m.

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SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Besancon Viotte to Le Locle
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Rail 1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
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