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There are 4 ways to get from Lens to Montbéliard by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Visp to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort

Train via Lausanne

  1. Take the train from Sion to Lausanne
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Biel/Bienne
  3. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Meroux

Line 353 bus, train, bus

  1. Take the line 353 bus from Lens, poste to Sion, poste/gare
  2. Take the train from Sion to Fribourg/Freiburg
  3. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Ins
  4. Take the train from Ins to Biel/Bienne
  5. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Meroux
  6. Take the bus from Gare Lgv to Acropole Quai 7

Drive

  1. Drive from Lens to Montbéliard

Lens to Montbéliard by bus and train

The journey time between Lens and Montbéliard is around 8h 25m and covers a distance of around 336 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 25m. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 25m. Operated by Sierre-Montana-Crans, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), RegionalAlps and others, the Lens to Montbéliard service departs from Lens, centre d'art and arrives in Montbéliard. Typically 43 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h
Layover time:
4h 25m
Total time:
8h 25m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 25m
Journey distance:
336 km
Services per week:
43
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:54
Last service departs at:
23:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lens to Montbéliard bus and train schedules

Switzerland → France
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International entry into France from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montbéliard is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montbéliard is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Montbéliard is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lens to Montbéliard is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lens to Montbéliard is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 3h 20m.

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The distance between Lens and Montbéliard is 145 km. The road distance is 270.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lens to Montbéliard without a car is to train which takes 6h 17m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 6h 17m to get from Lens to Montbéliard, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lens to Montbéliard is 270 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Lens to Montbéliard.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Montbéliard. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Lens to Montbéliard.
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  • Distance: 145.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 17m

What companies run services between Lens, Canton du Valais, Switzerland and Montbéliard, France?

You can take a train from Lens to Montbéliard via Sierre/Siders,Place de la gare, Sierre/Siders, Visp, Basel Sbb, Mulhouse Ville, and Belfort in around 6h 17m.

Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mulhouse to Belfort
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Sion to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Biel/Bienne to Meroux
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Sion to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Visp to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€35 - €50
1st Class
€55 - €80
Train from Sion to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€27 - €40
1st Class
€50 - €75
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Visp to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Mulhouse Ville to Belfort
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
Service d'automobiles TPF
Phone
+41 26 351 02 00
Email
tpf@tpf.ch
Website
tpf.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Ins
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Service d'automobiles TPF
Schedules at
SBB
Aare Seeland mobil
Phone
+41 62 919 19 11
Email
info@asmobil.ch
Website
asmobil.ch
Train from Ins to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Aare Seeland mobil
Schedules at
SBB
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
évolitY
Phone
03 81 36 70 00
Website
evolity.fr
Bus from Gare Lgv to Acropole Quai 7
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
évolitY

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