There are 11 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.

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Train  •  5 h 51 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

$153 - $331

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Bus  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Besançon

$58 - $78

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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, carferry  •  9 h 2 min

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

$126 - $190

Fly London Heathrow to Basel, train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$122 - $324

Fly London Gatwick to Basel, train  •  6 h 46 min

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

$91 - $302

Fly London City to Geneva, train  •  9 h 1 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 - $326

Fly London City to Zurich, train  •  8 h 1 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

$143 - $415

Fly London Heathrow to Geneva, train  •  8 h 59 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 - $308

Fly London Gatwick to Geneva, train  •  9 h 11 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 - $286

Train to London Luton, fly to Geneva, train  •  9 h 47 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 - $284

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London to Besançon. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Besançon via Roissypole and Paris Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 55 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 RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Dijon Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 51 min.

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The distance between London and Besançon is 406 miles.

The best way to get from London to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from London to Besançon, including transfers.

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London to Besançon bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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London to Besançon train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Besançon is to train which takes 5 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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London to Besançon bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Besançon station.

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Map of how to get from London to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 405.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

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 RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Dijon Ville in around 5 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Besançon via Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, Roissypole, Gallieni-Metro, and Paris Gallieni in around 15 h 55 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
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
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Luton to Geneva via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 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 City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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
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 35 min
When
Every day
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
Estimated price
$45 - $650
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
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
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 Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Train operators
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $65
1st Class
$85 - $110
Train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $50
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
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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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
$25 - $40
Train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
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)

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
1 h 1 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
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
Every 3 hours
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

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Besançon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ferry operators

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Besançon is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 10:38 PM in London and 11:38 PM in Besançon.

London to Besançon train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Besançon-Viotte station.

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British Airways, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 102+ hotels available in Besançon. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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