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

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Fly to Basel, train  •  3h 33m

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

$119 - $321

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Bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Besançon 720

$31 - $50

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Fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 29m

  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  •  6h 11m

  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 - $347

Train  •  5h 29m

  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 - $129

Train, bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Besançon

$95 - $138

Drive  •  3h 51m

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

$55 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon is to bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 280€ and takes 3h 33m.

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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 8h 50m.

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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 5h 29m.

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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 5h 29m and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m 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 5h 29m and costs 90€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 8h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 227.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

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 5h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon via Karlsruhe in around 8h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
3 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
2h 17m
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
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $50
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
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
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
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
1h 1m
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
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Besançon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon train services, operated by inOui 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 3h 51m 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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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Besançon train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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There are 107+ hotels available in Besançon. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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