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Basel to Besançon by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 15m
  • Distance
    126 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 30m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Basel to Besançon by train

Fast trains from Basel to Besançon take around 1 hour and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 126 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Besançon.

1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Besançon?

Journeys between Basel and Besançon usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Basel to Besançon every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

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

The Basel to Besançon train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Besançon is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:21 and the last train is around 23:38. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 06:15, and the last at 23:38.

When to book Basel to Besançon train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 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 Basel to Besançon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basel and Besançon?

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

  • Autocar
  • Intercity
  • Intercités
  • Lyria
  • Navette
  • 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.