11-1 Access to Besançon

By Airplane

Besançon city do not have any airport. If you wish to come by airplane, you may land in (see map at right hand):
  • Paris (CDG, ORY). In this case, consult http://www.ratp.fr/en/ratp/c_21879/tourists/,  to reach the railway station Paris-Gare de Lyon from the airports (use RER B and then RER A in both cases). In the evening, a direct train connects CDG airport to Besançon (departure:19:41, arrival: 22:32 )
  • Euro-airport (Basel - Mulhouse - Freiburg - BSL). Exit this airport on the French side (not Swiss), and take a shuttle bus to the railway station Mulhouse.
  • Genève (GVA).Take a train to the railway station Genève-Cornavin,
  • Lyon (LYS). Take Rhone-Express tramway to the railway station Lyon-Part-Dieu.

By Train

Besançon city is connected by railway to (see map at right hand):
  • Paris
  • Mulhouse - Basel
  • Genève
  • Lyon
  • Strasbourg
  • London / Bruxelles - Lille
  • Roma / Milano - Torino
  • Madrid - Barcelona - Marseille
  • Berlin - Frankfurt - Stuttgart

You can consult timetables and prices in http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

By Car

Besançon is connected to European highway network and can be reached from: Paris, Dijon, Lyon, Mulhouse, Nancy, Basel, Lausanne, Neuchâtel...