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

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Train  •  6 h 53 min

  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 Besançon-Viotte

$111 - $166

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Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Basel, Basel central station N524 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Besançon

$42 - $66

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Train via Brig  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds
  4. Take the train from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Besançon-Viotte

$128 - $212

Drive  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Besançon 321.7 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Milan Linate to Geneva, train  •  7 h 15 min

  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 Besançon-Viotte

$98 - $295

Fly Milan Malpensa to Zurich, train  •  6 h 42 min

  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 Besançon-Viotte

$152 - $367

Fly Milan Malpensa to Lyon, train  •  7 h 51 min

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

$124 - $288

Train to Lugano, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  2. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
  4. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$168 - $359

Fly Milan Malpensa to Geneva, train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - 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 Besançon-Viotte

$154 - $319

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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 Basel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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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 Besançon-Viotte via Lausanne and Mouchard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Milan and Besançon is 314 km. The road distance is 514.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min 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 6 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Milan to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 196.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

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 6 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Besançon via lampugnano m1, Milan, Milan, Basel, Basel central station, and Basel in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
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
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$46 - $50
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
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
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 - $90
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 Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$16 - $25
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
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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 Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 102+ hotels available in Besançon. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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