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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon by train, bus, car or rideshare

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Map of how to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 70.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon via Lausanne and Mouchard in around 4 hours 23 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon via Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 6 hours 50 minutes.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Avg. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Avg. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$50 - $54
French Railways (SNCF)
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte
Avg. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $12
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneve-Aeroport to Lyon
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Geneva Airport to Lyon
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Besançon
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Besançon
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Le Grand-Saconnex to Besançon
Avg. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

How far is it from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon?

The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Besançon is 114 km. The road distance is 176 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon?

The cheapest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon is to rideshare which costs SFr 14 and takes 2 hours 36 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon?

The quickest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon is to drive which takes 2 hours 6 minutes and costs SFr 27.

Is there a direct train between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Besançon?

No, there is no direct train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Genève-Aéroport and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Lausanne and Mouchard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 hours 23 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Besançon?

No, there is no direct bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Geneve-Aeroport and arriving at Besançon via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 hours 50 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon?

It takes approximately 4 hours 23 minutes to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon, including transfers.