There are 4 ways to get from Stresa to Besançon by train or car

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Train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Basel SBB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$122 - $195

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Train via Spiez  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Spiez Ec
  2. Take the train from Spiez 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

$112 - $176

2 alternative options

Train #2  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa 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

$121 - $201

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from Stresa to Besançon 249.4 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Stresa to Besançon is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Stresa to Besançon is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Stresa to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Stresa and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Basel SBB and Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Stresa and Besançon is 245 km. The road distance is 399.1 km.

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The best way to get from Stresa to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs 100€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Stresa to Besançon, including transfers.

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Stresa to Besançon train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Stresa station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stresa to Besançon is 399 km. It takes approximately 5 h to drive from Stresa to Besançon.

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  • Distance: 153.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Stresa to Besançon via Basel SBB and Mulhouse Ville in around 5 h 39 min.

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 Stresa to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Stresa to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Stresa to Brig
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $60
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 Spiez to Bern
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
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 Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Spiez to Bern
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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