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Close to the Swiss border, county town of the Doubs department and of Franche-Comté, Besançon is well located relatively to its European neighbours. Besançon can be accessed:

By train

The Paris-Besançon TGV leads to the Viotte Station or the Franche-Comté TGV station. Shuttle trains link both stations.

The TGL coming from Lyon or Strasbourg leads to the Viotte station.

For more information, please refer to the Rail Europe and bus network Ginko sites.

By plane

The airports closest to Besançon are:

  1. Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, then take the train to Paris Gare de Lyon, then the high speed train (TGV) to Besancon.
  2. Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse, then drive to Besançon (less than 2 hours).
  3. Geneva airport, then drive to Besançon.
  4. Lyon Saint Exupery airport, then drive to Besancon (2 hours).
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