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Zurich to Besançon by train

  • First train
    06:08
  • Last train
    22:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 6m
  • Distance
    195 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    4
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 58m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Zurich to Besançon by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Besançon take around 2 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 195 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Besançon.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Besançon?

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

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Zurich to Besançon every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 9 departures.

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

The Zurich to Besançon train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Besançon is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 06:08 and the last train is around 17:34. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Zurich around 07:20, and the last at 22:00.

When to book Zurich to Besançon train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 and a half 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 Zurich to Besançon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Besançon?

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

  • Lyria
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional

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

Besançon to Zurich by train

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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.