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

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Train TGV  •  4 h 7 min

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

$92 - $126

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Bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Besançon 099

$25 - $43

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Train, bus  •  4 h 45 min

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

$55 - $88

Train via Belfort Ville  •  5 h

  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

$84 - $137

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

$102 - $272

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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 and Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Besançon is 193 km. The road distance is 256.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon without a car is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon train services, operated by TGV, depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Besançon-Viotte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon is 256 km. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon.

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Twin Jet offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 120.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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 and Mulhouse Ville in around 4 h 7 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Besançon once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 5 h 5 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
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
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 - $85
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 Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
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

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 Mulhouse Ville to Belfort Ville
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Belfort Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
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
Bus operators
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

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Besançon
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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