There are 5 ways to get from Besançon to Switzerland by bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus Eurolines CH  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Besançon to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zurich Ouibus

$30 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Besançon to Zurich 099

$17 - $27

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Besançon Franche-Comté TGV to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB Tgv / ...

$76 - $98

Train via Belfort Ville  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Besançon-Viotte to Belfort Ville
  2. Take the train from Belfort Ville to Mulhouse Ville Ic
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB Tgv / ...

$71 - $99

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Besançon to Zürich 159.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Besançon to Switzerland is to bus which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Besançon to Switzerland is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between Besançon and Switzerland is 175 km. The road distance is 254.7 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Besançon to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Besançon to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Besançon-Viotte and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Besançon Franche-Comté TGV, Mulhouse Ville and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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What companies run services between Besançon, France and Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Besançon to Zürich via Basel, Basel City Center, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Besançon to Zürich via Besançon Franche-Comté TGV, Mulhouse Ville, and Zürich HB in around 4 h 17 min.

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
$30 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $55
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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 - $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 - $28
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
$19 - $23
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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Besançon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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