There are 5 ways to get from Mannheim to Besançon by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv Tgv

69€ - 105€

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Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Besançon N1720

22€ - 27€

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Besançon 95

32€ - 86€

Bus via Freiburg im Breisgau  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Freiburg N122 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Besançon N1720 / ...

24€ - 30€

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Besançon 378.1 km

45€ - 70€

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The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Besançon is to bus which costs 22€ - 27€ and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Besançon is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Besançon. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Mannheim to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Besancon Viotte via Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.

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The distance between Mannheim and Besançon is 308 km. The road distance is 378.1 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Mannheim to Besançon, including transfers.

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Mannheim to Besançon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB station.

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Mannheim to Besançon train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 307.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Besançon, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Mannheim Hbf to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv once daily. Tickets cost 65€ - 85€ and the journey takes 3h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Besançon via Freiburg in around 6h 41m.

Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
26€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Karlsruhe to Besançon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Besançon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Besançon
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Besançon is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs 65€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus via Freiburg im Breisgau, which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 6h 41m.

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Mannheim to Besançon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Besançon station.

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Mannheim to Besançon train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Besançon is 378 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Mannheim to Besançon.

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