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Lyon to Besançon by train

The journey from Lyon to Besançon by train is 117.81 mi and takes 3 hr 21 min. There are 60 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:05 AM and the last at 8:18 PM. It is possible to travel from Lyon to Besançon by train for as little as $27.71 or as much as $66.20. The best price for this journey is $27.71.

Lowest Price$27.71
Journey Duration3 hr 21 min
Connection per Day60
Lowest Price$27.71
Highest Price$66.20
First Departure6:05 AM
Last Departure8:18 PM
Distance117.81 mi
DepartureLyon
ArrivalBesançon
CarriersNavette, OUIGOMore

Lyon to Besançon Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Lyon to Besançon. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much do train tickets from Lyon to Besançon cost?

The prices for train tickets from Lyon to Besançon vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Lyon to Besançon will cost $27.71. The average train ticket price is approximately $49.03. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Lyon to Besançon. On average, though, you'll pay about $49.03 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Lyon to Besançon by train?

The distance between Lyon and Besançon is approximately 117.81 mi. In general, it will take you about 3 hr 21 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Lyon and Besançon by train usually takes 3 hr 21 min to cover a distance of 117.81 mi. The shortest journey from Lyon to Besançon will take you 2 hr 0 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Besançon quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

At what time of the day can I travel from Lyon to Besançon?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Lyon to Besançon leaving at 6:05 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 8:18 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. The first departure of the night from Lyon to Besançon leaves at 6:05 AM, while the last journey sets out at 8:18 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Lyon and Besançon. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

When traveling from Lyon to Besançon by train, which stations can I use?

In Lyon, departure stations include Lyon Saint-Paul,Lyon, Perrache,Lyon - Part-Dieu,Lyon - Vaise. When you arrive in Besançon, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Gare SNCF MORRE,Besançon - Mouillère,Besançon Viotte. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do journeys run from Lyon to Besançon?

If you want to get from Lyon to Besançon, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 60 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 10 direct journeys between Lyon and Besançon. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 50 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Lyon to Besançon. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lyon to Besançon, 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 Lyon to Besançon.

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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The cheapest Lyon - Besançon train tickets can be found for as low as $24.68 if you’re lucky, or $30.21 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $35.10.

Find the best day to travel to Besançon by train

When travelling to Besançon 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.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

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 Lyon to Besançon

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

Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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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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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI 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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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
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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 Navette, OUIGO and FlixBus from Lyon to Besançon
Compare services on board when travelling from Lyon to Besançon by train.
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Lyon to Besançon CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
13.27kg
Bus
14.22kg
Flight
37.92kg
Car
30.34kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Lyon to Besançon by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Lyon and Besançon are 13.27kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Lyon and Besançon? By taking the train between Lyon and Besançon you will save 24.65kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.95kg compared to a bus and 17.07kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Lyon to Besançon?
A train ticket from Lyon to Besançon is $49.03. 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 $27.71.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Besançon?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lyon to Besançon is $27.71. 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 Lyon and Besançon by train?
Lyon to Besançon is 117.81 mi.
How long does the train between Lyon and Besançon take?
Lyon to Besançon is on average 3 hr 21 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Lyon to Besançon?
The train journey from Lyon to Besançon is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Navette, OUIGO, FlixBus, TER and TGV inOui.
How many train connections per day go from Lyon to Besançon?
Lyon to Besançon has 60 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Lyon to Besançon leave?
The earliest train from Lyon to Besançon departs at 6:05 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 Lyon to Besançon depart?
The latest train from Lyon to Besançon departs at 8:18 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 Lyon to Besançon 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 $27.71 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.
How many direct connections depart from Lyon to Besançon?
There are on average 10 direct connection(s) from Lyon to go to Besançon.
What's the fastest journey time between Lyon to Besançon by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Lyon and Besançon is 2 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct train from Lyon to Besançon?
Yes, there is a direct train between Lyon and Besançon.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lyon to Besançon by train?
The train journey from Lyon to Besançon creates 13.27kg of CO2 emissions.

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