There are 12 ways to get from London to Besançon by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$155 - $339

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris City Center - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Besançon Ouibus

$32 - $44

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Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Besançon 1799 / ...

$51 - $85

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Besançon

$270 - $322

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Besançon

$126 - $190

Fly London Heathrow to Basel, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Basel (BSL) LHR - BSL
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$108 - $310

Fly London Gatwick to Basel, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Basel (BSL) LGW - BSL
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$77 - $288

Fly London City to Geneva, train  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) LCY - 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

$130 - $328

Fly London City to Zurich, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$157 - $454

Fly London Heathrow to Geneva, train  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - 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

$143 - $310

Fly London Gatwick to Geneva, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA) LGW - 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

$117 - $288

Train to London Luton, fly to Geneva, train  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Geneva (GVA) LTN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
  4. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard
  5. Take the train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte

$113 - $286

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Besançon is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 13 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Besançon is to train which costs £110 - £270 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The distance between London and Besançon is 406 miles.

It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from London to Besançon, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Besançon. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Besançon via Paris City Center - Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Besançon. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Dijon Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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What companies run services between London, England and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from London to Besançon via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Dijon Ville in around 5 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Besançon via Paris City Center - Bercy in around 13 h 29 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Luton to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Luton to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $3,800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $43
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $60
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
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
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 - $26
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris City Center - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Besançon
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Besançon
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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