Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Lyon to Besançon start at €22.95 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*
The minimum price of a train ticket from Lyon to Besançon is €8.60. To buy train tickets from Lyon to Besançon for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between Lyon and Besançon is 3 hours and 6 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 17 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 20 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Besançon. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Lyon to Besançon departs at 06:16. The last train from Lyon to Besançon departs at 19:16. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Besançon without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Lyon to Besançon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
By train, of course. See trains from Besançon to Lyon.