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Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand by train

It takes an average of 9h 46m to travel from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand by train, over a distance of around 171 miles (276 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand and tickets for this journey start from €46 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 8m
Price€46 - €136.10
Distance171 miles (276 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationBesançon
Arrival stationClermont-Ferrand
Changes1 change

Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand train times

Check out the next trains departing from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand for Tuesday 9th Mar 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:58 01:45 5h 47m, 2 changes
09:29 04:48 7h 19m, 2 changes
09:42 04:48 7h 6m, 3 changes
10:58 05:46 6h 48m, 2 changes
00:29 06:05 5h 36m, 2 changes
01:58 07:37 5h 39m, 2 changes
04:40 05:05 12h 25m, 1 change
04:58 07:38 14h 40m, 3 changes
04:58 09:05 16h 7m, 2 changes
05:42 07:38 13h 56m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand

The price of train tickets from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand starts at €46 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.
lowest price found
from46
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price64.96
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price67.72
on the day
avg. single price69.83

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 Clermont-Ferrand 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand? 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 Clermont-Ferrand take?

The average journey time by train between Besançon and Clermont-Ferrand is 9 hours and 46 minutes, with around 14 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 Clermont-Ferrand by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand is 5 hours and 8 minutes.

How much does the train from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand cost?

Train ticket prices from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand can start from as little as €46 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand?

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

What time does the first train from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand leave?

The first train from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand leaves at 06:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand leave?

The last train from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand leaves at 05:42. 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 Clermont-Ferrand by train?

Trains travelling from Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand cover a distance of around 171 miles (276 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Clermont-Ferrand to Besançon.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Besançon to Clermont-Ferrand for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/03/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/03/2021 for travel on 01/01/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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