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Besançon to Bourges by train

The journey from Besançon to Bourges by train is 170.52 mi and takes 7 hr 1 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:34 AM and the last at 12:54 PM. It is possible to travel from Besançon to Bourges by train for as little as $94.96 or as much as $146.74. The best price for this journey is $94.96.

Lowest Price$94.96
Journey Duration7 hr 1 min
Connection per Day5
Lowest Price$94.96
Highest Price$146.74
First Departure8:34 AM
Last Departure12:54 PM
Distance170.52 mi
DepartureBesançon
ArrivalBourges
CarriersINTERCITÉS, TERMore

Besançon to Bourges Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

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Cheap train tickets from Besançon to Bourges
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Besançon to Bourges.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Besançon to Bourges, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Besançon to Bourges.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Besançon to Bourges

The cheapest Besançon - Bourges train tickets can be found for as low as $21.84 if you’re lucky, or $27.98 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $33.86.

Find the best day to travel to Bourges by train

When travelling to Bourges by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Intercités is a train service offered by SNCF. Intercités trains operate on regional, national, and international routes, connecting cities and towns within France as well as with neighboring countries. Unlike the high-speed TGV trains, Intercités trains have a more traditional feel and offer a scenic way to travel and explore the country. Sleep on board an Intercités train is possible through the "Intercités de nuit" offer, which includes the option to reserve a reclining seat or berth.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

Ticket types and facilities from Besançon to Bourges

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by INTERCITÉS and TER when traveling from Besançon to Bourges.

Second Class - The Essential

The Essential is a second class ticket, offers a cost-effective solution for those seeking basic comfort during their journey. Moreover, this ticket is exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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First Class-The Comfort

The Comfort is a first class ticket, offers a premium level of comfort and amenities. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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INTERCITÉS Pro

If you opt for the INTERCITÉS Pro option, you will have access to full flexibility and the Grand Voyageur service for select destinations. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train, and up to 2 hours post-departure, given specific conditions
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Complimentary WiFi service is provided for you on select INTERCITÉS routes, notably Paris-Clermont-Ferrand, Paris-Limoges-Toulouse, Marseille-Bordeaux, and Paris-Briançon. For those travelling overnight, WiFi connectivity is assured on the Paris-Nice and Paris-Briançon routes.
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INTERCITÉS trains come equipped with standard E.U. two-point plug sockets. Plug in and power up!
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On INTERCITÉS trains, you have the freedom to bring along any luggage you wish, be it a suitcase, overnight bag, or backpack. Just ensure each item doesn't exceed 130cm in height or 90cm in width. Remember to label all your belongings for easy identification. While you can bring as much as you can handle, ensure everything is securely stored, prioritizing the comfort and safety of everyone onboard. Keep smaller items nearby, like under your seat, and place bigger pieces in designated areas or along the aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, INTERCITÉS offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Hungry or thirsty? Enjoy our at-seat food and drink service. The 'Nos Territoires Gourmands' menu showcases quality local products. Look for this service on routes like Paris-Clermont-Ferrance and Bordeaux-Marseille, as well as select overnight journeys.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All INTERCITÉS trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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On Intercités trains, non-folding bikes require a €10 registration fee at the time of booking. Meanwhile, folding bikes in appropriate bags are welcome onboard at no extra cost, as long as its dimensions don't exceed 130 x 90 cm when folded. Bikes, whether folding or not, can be taken on some Intercités trains without a reservation for free. However, while most trains offer free bike storage, be aware that on the Nantes-Bordeaux and Nantes-Lyon lines, a €5 fee is charged.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
Services on board INTERCITÉS, TER and FlixBus from Besançon to Bourges
Compare services on board when travelling from Besançon to Bourges by train.
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Besançon to Bourges CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
19.21kg
Bus
20.58kg
Flight
54.89kg
Car
43.91kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Besançon to Bourges by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Besançon and Bourges are 19.21kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Besançon and Bourges? By taking the train between Besançon and Bourges you will save 35.68kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.37kg compared to a bus and 24.7kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Besançon to Bourges?
A train ticket from Besançon to Bourges is $110.98. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $94.96.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Besançon to Bourges?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Besançon to Bourges is $94.96. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Besançon and Bourges by train?
Besançon to Bourges is 170.52 mi.
How long does the train between Besançon and Bourges take?
Besançon to Bourges is on average 7 hr 1 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 32 min.
Which companies operate from Besançon to Bourges?
The train journey from Besançon to Bourges is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: INTERCITÉS, TER, FlixBus and TGV inOui.
How many train connections per day go from Besançon to Bourges?
Besançon to Bourges has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Besançon to Bourges leave?
The earliest train from Besançon to Bourges departs at 8:34 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Besançon to Bourges depart?
The latest train from Besançon to Bourges departs at 12:54 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Besançon to Bourges in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $94.96 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Besançon to Bourges by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Besançon and Bourges is 5 hr 32 min.
Is there a direct train from Besançon to Bourges?
Yes, there is a direct train between Besançon and Bourges.
What are the CO2 emissions for Besançon to Bourges by train?
The train journey from Besançon to Bourges creates 19.21kg of CO2 emissions.

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