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There are 8 ways to get from Marseille to Besançon by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car 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  •  4 h 20 min

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

$100 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

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

$22 - $31

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Valence Ville
  2. Take the bus from Valence to Besançon

$63 - $88

Night bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Besançon N720

$30 - $55

Rideshare  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Marseille to Besançon 352.6 miles

$43

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Besançon 351.5 miles

$75 - $110

Fly to Lyon, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte

$108 - $396

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Strasbourg (SXB) MRS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Besançon-Viotte

$111 - $478

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Besançon is to bus which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 9 h 20 min.

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

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles and arriving at Besançon. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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

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The distance between Marseille and Besançon is 442 km. The road distance is 562.4 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 90€ - 105€.

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The train from Marseille-St-Charles to Besançon-Viotte takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Marseille to Besançon bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Aix-en-Provence station.

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Marseille to Besançon train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Marseille-St-Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Besançon is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 90€ - 105€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 9 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 276.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Marseille to Besançon 4 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Marseille to Besançon 3 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Strasbourg to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
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 Aix-en-Provence to Besançon
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Valence to Besançon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Besançon
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Marseille to Besançon
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Marseille to Besançon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Besançon station.

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Marseille to Besançon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Besançon-Viotte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Besançon is 562 km. It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to drive from Marseille to Besançon.

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Hop! offers flights from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Marseille to Besançon bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Besançon. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Marseille and Besançon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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