There are 5 ways to get from Marseille to Besançon by train, bus, night bus, rideshare or car

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  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$110 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Besançon Nice Port > Nice Centre - Gare routière > Antibes > Cannes > Fréjus - Saint-Raphaël  > Aix-en-Provence > Lyon - Gare routière Perrache > Besançon > Montbéliard > Mulhouse > Strasbourg

$22 - $35

3 alternative options

Night bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Aix-en-Provence to Besançon N720

$35 - $67

Rideshare  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Marseille to Besançon 352.6 miles

$46

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Besançon 351.5 miles

$75 - $110

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Besançon, France?

TGV operates a train from Marseille to Besançon once daily. Tickets cost $110 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Marseille to Besançon every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $29 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Besançon
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Aix-en-Provence to Besançon
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Marseille to Besançon
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Marseille to Besançon?

The distance between Marseille and Besançon is 442 km. The road distance is 562 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Marseille to Besançon?

The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Besançon is to bus which costs 17€ - 29€ and takes 8 h 26 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Marseille to Besançon?

The quickest way to get from Marseille to Besançon is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 90€ - 105€.

Is there a direct train between Marseille and Besançon?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Marseille-St-Charles and arriving at Besançon-Viotte. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

Is there a direct bus between Marseille and Besançon?

No, there is no direct bus from Marseille to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station and arriving at Besançon via Aix-en-Provence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 26 min.

How long does it take to get from Marseille to Besançon?

The train from Marseille-St-Charles to Besançon-Viotte takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.