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How to travel from Besançon to Strasbourg by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Besançon to Strasbourg? Look no further.

You'll usually find 18 trains per day running between Besançon and Strasbourg, which usually take 3 hours 5 minutes to complete the 197 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 5 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Strasbourg from Besançon, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Besançon to Strasbourg if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $43.49. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Besançon to Strasbourg by train

It takes an average of 3h 5m to travel from Besançon to Strasbourg by train, over a distance of around 122 miles (197 km). There are normally 18 trains per day traveling from Besançon to Strasbourg and tickets for this journey start from $43.49 when you book in advance.

First train

5:32 am

Last train

10:06 pm

Departure station

Besançon

Arrival station

Strasbourg

Journey time

From 2h 5m

Distance

122 miles (197 km)

Frequency

18 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $43.49

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Besançon to Strasbourg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Besançon to Strasbourg for Tuesday Jun 4th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
7:14 am 11:09 am 3h 55m, 2 changes
8:57 am 11:24 am 2h 27m, 1 change
9:14 am 12:39 pm 3h 25m, 2 changes
10:38 am 12:43 pm 2h 5m, 1 change
11:33 am 2:39 pm 3h 6m, 2 changes
12:38 pm 2:54 pm 2h 16m, 1 change
2:14 pm 6:09 pm 3h 55m, 2 changes
3:14 pm 6:39 pm 3h 25m, 2 changes
3:32 pm 7:09 pm 3h 37m, 2 changes
4:35 pm 7:13 pm 2h 38m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Besançon to Strasbourg

The price of train tickets from Besançon to Strasbourg starts at $43.49 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Besançon to Strasbourg by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Besançon to Strasbourg

Want to know more about your journey from Besançon to Strasbourg? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Besançon to Strasbourg take?

The average journey time by train between Besançon and Strasbourg is 3 hours and 5 minutes, with around 18 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Besançon and Strasbourg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Besançon to Strasbourg is 2 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Besançon to Strasbourg cost?

Train tickets from Besançon to Strasbourg can start from as little as $43.49 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Besançon to Strasbourg?

No, there are no direct train services from Besançon to Strasbourg. Travelling from Besançon to Strasbourg by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Besançon to Strasbourg leave?

The first train from Besançon to Strasbourg leaves at 05:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Besançon to Strasbourg leave?

The last train from Besançon to Strasbourg leaves at 22:06. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Besançon and Strasbourg by train?

Trains travelling from Besançon to Strasbourg cover a distance of around 122 miles (197 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Strasbourg to Besançon.


* Based on European average monthly visitors to Trainline’s app and website from 1.1.2023 to 10.31.2023 vs other independent retailers.

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