There are 6 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV Tgv

$83 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Basel City Center Hernani > Saint-Sébastien > Bayonne > Bordeaux Centre > Brive-la-Gaillarde > Clermont-Ferrand > Saint-Etienne > Lyon - Gare routière Perrache > Genève - Gare routière > Lausanne > Fribourg > Berne > Zurich > Bâle Centre / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Besançon

$25 - $49

4 alternative options

Train via Belfort Ville  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort Ville Ic
  3. Take the train from Belfort Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$79 - $129

Train, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Besançon 099

$47 - $83

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon 160.3 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  5 h 19 min

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

$108 - $273

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon via Zürich HB, Mulhouse Ville, and Besançon Franche-Comté TGV in around 4 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon via Zürich HB, Zurich, Basel City Center, and Basel in around 5 h 14 min.

Airlines
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$55 - $75
First
$95 - $120
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $27
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$55 - $75
First
$95 - $120
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort Ville
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $29
Train from Belfort Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $28
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Besançon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon?

The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Besançon is 193 km. The road distance is 256 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon?

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon is to bus which costs SFr 24 - SFr 50 and takes 5 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon?

The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon is to drive which takes 2 h 32 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 50.

Is there a direct train between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Besançon?

No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Zürich HB, Mulhouse Ville and Besançon Franche-Comté TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

How long does it take to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon?

It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon, including transfers.