There are 4 ways to get from Neuchâtel to Besançon by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Neuchâtel to Pontarlier
  2. Take the bus from Pontarlier to Besançon A

$26 - $52

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Rideshare  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Neuchâtel to Besançon 65.4 miles

$7

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Besançon-Viotte

$38 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Neuchâtel to Besançon 66 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Neuchâtel to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Neuchâtel and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via La Chaux-de-Fonds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Neuchâtel and Besançon is 75 km. The road distance is 105.5 km.

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The best way to get from Neuchâtel to Besançon without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Neuchâtel to Besançon, including transfers.

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Neuchâtel to Besançon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from La Chaux-de-Fonds station.

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Neuchâtel to Besançon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Besançon-Viotte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Neuchâtel to Besançon is 106 km. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Neuchâtel to Besançon.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Neuchâtel to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 46.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Neuchâtel, Switzerland and Besançon, France?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Neuchâtel to Besançon 4 times a day. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 54 min.

Train operators
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 Neuchâtel to Pontarlier
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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
Bus operators
Mobidoubs
Phone
03 81 25 83 83
Website
keolis-montsjura.com
Bus from Pontarlier to Besançon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
www2.doubs.fr
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Neuchâtel to Besançon
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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