Besançon to Lyon by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 50m
  • Distance
    197 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 13m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Besançon to Lyon by train

Fast trains from Besançon to Lyon take around 1 hour and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 197 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Besançon and Lyon.

1. Are there direct trains from Besançon to Lyon?

Direct trains from Besançon to Lyon have been found.

We usually find around 23 direct trains on the route from Besançon to Lyon every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Besançon to Lyon?

The Besançon to Lyon train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Besançon to Lyon train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Lyon is usually scheduled to depart Besançon around 06:51 and the last train is around 20:06. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Besançon around 06:51, and the last at 19:58.

When to book Besançon to Lyon train tickets?

Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Besançon to Lyon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Besançon and Lyon?

More than one train company operates on the route from Besançon to Lyon, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.