Besançon to Lyon

Trains, Buses, Drive

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$41 | 4h 37min Train$47 | 2h 41min Bus26 lb of CO2
  1. Train$46
    3h 50min · 42 lb of CO2
  2. Bus$41
    4h 37min · 26 lb of CO2
  3. Drive$16
    2h 17min · 26 lb of CO2

Besançon to Lyon Trains

train tickets from Besançon to Lyon

$47 · 3h 50min
SNCF
Train Tickets
About $47
Travel Duration
3h 50min

train tickets from Besançon to Saint-Fons

$100 · 13h 15min
Train
Train Tickets
About $100
Travel Duration
13h 15min

train tickets from Morre to Lyon

$47 · 2h 41min
SNCF
Train Tickets
About $47
Travel Duration
2h 41min

train tickets from Besançon to Pierre-Bénite

$80 · 10h 22min
Train
Train Tickets
About $80
Travel Duration
10h 22min

train tickets from Franois to Lyon

$46 · 3h 46min
SNCF
Train Tickets
About $46
Travel Duration
3h 46min

Besançon to Lyon Buses

bus tickets from Besançon to Lyon

$41 · 4h 37min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $41
Travel Duration
4h 37min

Drive from Besançon to Lyon

Driving from Besançon to Lyon

$16 · 2h 17min

It's 118 miles between Besançon to Lyon. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 17min and 2h 24min from Besançon to Lyon under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 31min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Lyon by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $15.

Our recommendation to Lyon

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Besançon to Lyon?

For short-haul trips, it's best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Besançon to Lyon Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Besançon to Lyon. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Lyon is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Besançon/Lyon buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Besançon is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Besançon Bourgogne-Franche-Comte and Lyon during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Besançon to Lyon? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Lyon traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Lyon is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

How long does it take from Besançon to Lyon by car?

The total distance between Besançon and Lyon is 118 miles and will take you about 2 hours 17 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $16.

Travel companies on this route

SNCF
Train company
375114 routes
TGV Lyria
Train company
9682 routes