There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly to Basel, train  •  3 h 30 min

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

$120 - $321

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 017 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Besançon Ouibus

$23 - $30

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Fly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 29 min

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

$109 - $323

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - 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

$140 - $349

Train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV Tgv

$105 - $131

Train, bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Besançon

$75 - $109

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon 276.3 miles

$55 - $90

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Besançon via Karlsruhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Mannheim Hbf and Besançon Franche-Comté TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Besançon is 364 km. The road distance is 442.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Besançon station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 227.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon via Mannheim Hbf and Besançon Franche-Comté TGV in around 5 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon via Karlsruhe in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
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 - $90
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$46 - $50
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$16 - $25
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Besançon
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Mannheim Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Strasbourg to Besançon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Besançon Franche-Comté TGV station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon is 442 km. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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