Lyon to Besançon

Trains, Buses, Drive

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$30 | 3h 37min Train$47 | 3h 35min Bus21 lb of CO2
  1. Train$47
    3h 52min · 43 lb of CO2
  2. Bus$41
    4h 37min · 26 lb of CO2
  3. Drive$16
    2h 17min · 26 lb of CO2

Lyon to Besançon Trains

train tickets from Lyon to Besançon

$47 · 3h 52min
Train Tickets
About $47
Travel Duration
3h 52min

train tickets from Saint-Fons to Besançon

$65 · 7h 15min
Train Tickets
About $65
Travel Duration
7h 15min

train tickets from Lyon to Morre

$47 · 3h 35min
Train Tickets
About $47
Travel Duration
3h 35min

train tickets from Pierre-Bénite to Besançon

$71 · 8h 1min
Train Tickets
About $71
Travel Duration
8h 1min

Lyon to Besançon Buses

bus tickets from Lyon to Besançon

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

bus tickets from Lyon to Vaux-les-Prés

$30 · 3h 37min
Various bus companies
About $30
Travel Duration
3h 37min

Drive from Lyon to Besançon

Driving from Lyon to Besançon

$16 · 2h 17min

It's 118 miles between Lyon to Besançon. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 17min and 2h 24min from Lyon to Besançon 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 Besançon 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 Besançon

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

When to book trip from Lyon to Besançon?

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.

Lyon to Besançon Bourgogne-Franche-Comte - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Lyon to Besançon. 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 Besançon is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Lyon/Besançon buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Lyon 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 Lyon Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and Besançon 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 Lyon to Besançon? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Besançon 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 Besançon 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 Lyon to Besançon by car?

The total distance between Lyon and Besançon 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.

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