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There are 9 ways to get from Milan to Besançon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne Ec
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mouchard to Besancon Viotte Ter

102€ - 212€

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Bus  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Mulhouse 437 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Besançon N1720 / ...

30€ - 38€

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Train via Bern  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Bern Ec
  2. Take the train from Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds
  3. Take the train from La Chaux-De-Fonds to Besancon Viotte Ter

122€ - 252€

Bus via Basel  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Besançon

44€ - 66€

Drive  •  5h 16m

  1. Drive from Milan to Besançon 515.2 km

65€ - 100€

Fly Milan Linate to Geneva, train  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - 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 Besancon Viotte

125€ - 426€

Fly Milan Malpensa to Lyon, train  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Lyon (LYS) MXP - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besancon Viotte

126€ - 637€

Fly Milan Malpensa to Zurich, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv

130€ - 527€

Fly Milan Linate to Luxembourg, train  •  9h 15m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Luxembourg (LUX) LIN - LUX
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv

72€ - 829€

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Besançon is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 10h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Besançon is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Besançon. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Besançon via Milan, Milan and Mulhouse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Besancon Viotte via Lausanne and Mouchard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 9m.

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The distance between Milan and Besançon is 314 km. The road distance is 515.2 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 7h 9m and costs 100€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 7h 9m to get from Milan to Besançon, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Besançon train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Besançon is to train which takes 7h 9m and costs 100€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 10h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 314 km
  • Duration: 7h 9m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Milan to Besançon via Lausanne and Mouchard in around 7h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Besançon via lampugnano m1, Milan, Milan, and Mulhouse in around 10h 19m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Flights from Milan Linate to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 160€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
65€ - 90€
1st Class
110€ - 160€
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
55€ - 80€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
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 Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
33€ - 39€
1st Class
29€ - 34€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
34€ - 40€
1st Class
30€ - 35€
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 36€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Mouchard to Besancon Viotte
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 19€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Rail 1st Class
13€ - 19€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besancon Viotte
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
26€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from La Chaux-De-Fonds to Besancon Viotte
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Luxembourg to Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mulhouse to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Milan to Besançon train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Besancon Viotte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Besançon is 515 km. It takes approximately 5h 16m to drive from Milan to Besançon.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Besançon. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 18 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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