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There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Besançon by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$163 - $215

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Paris, Paris 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Besançon 1799 / ...

$40 - $69

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Train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Tournai / Doornik Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV Tgv

$139 - $176

Bus Isilines  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Paris Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Besançon

$58 - $120

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Besançon 332.4 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Brussels to Basel, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$85 - $318

Fly Brussels to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Strasbourg (SXB) BRU - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Besançon-Viotte

$134 - $385

Fly Brussels to Lyon, train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte

$81 - $293

Fly Brussels to Geneva, train  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
  3. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard
  4. Take the train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte

$106 - $292

Fly Brussels to Zurich, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$139 - $381

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Strasbourg (SXB) LIL - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Besançon-Viotte

$157 - $499

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Besançon is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Besançon is to train which costs 140€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Besançon via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Dijon Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Besançon is 419 km. The road distance is 531.8 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs 140€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Brussels to Besançon, including transfers.

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Brussels to Besançon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Besançon train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Besançon is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs 140€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 11 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 261.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Brussels to Besançon via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Dijon Ville in around 5 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Besançon via Paris, Paris in around 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $110
Train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Lille Flandres to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Strasbourg to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $50
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
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 Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Tournai / Doornik
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $23
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 Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurostar
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Besançon
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels-North to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Besançon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Brussels to Besançon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Besançon station.

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Brussels to Besançon train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Besançon-Viotte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Besançon is 532 km. It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to drive from Brussels to Besançon.

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easyJet, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Besançon bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Besançon. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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