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

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

Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte

$58 - $85

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Le Grand-Saconnex to Besançon 108.4 miles

$15

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneve-Aeroport to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Besançon 720

$23 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon 110.2 miles

$23 - $35

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 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon via Lyon in around 6 h 50 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
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
$47 - $51
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$7 - $12
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneve-Aeroport to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Geneva Airport to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
isilines.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Besançon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Le Grand-Saconnex to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon is to rideshare which costs SFr 15 and takes 2 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon is to drive which takes 2 h 6 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 35.

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 h 20 min.

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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Besançon, including transfers.