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

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Train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV Tgv

$84 - $99

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Train, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Besançon 720

$36 - $63

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Bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim Hbf to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Besançon

$57 - $76

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Besançon 236.3 miles

$50 - $75

Train, fly  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$137 - $351

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No, there is no direct bus from Mannheim to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Besançon via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

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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 Besançon-Viotte via Besançon Franche-Comté TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

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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 4 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Mannheim to Besançon, including transfers.

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Mannheim to Besançon bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Besançon is to train which takes 4 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 192.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Mannheim to Besançon twice a week. Tickets cost $75 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Besançon via Strasbourg in around 7 h 16 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Besançon
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Mannheim Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Strasbourg to Besançon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
isilines.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Besançon is 378 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Mannheim to Besançon.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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