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Besançon to Paris by train

It takes an average of 4h 36m to travel from Besançon to Paris by train, over a distance of around 203 miles (327 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Besançon to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €9 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 37m
Price€9 - €192.10
Distance203 miles (327 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationBesançon
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Besançon to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Besançon to Paris for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
12:23 Besançon Viotte15:09 Paris Gare de LyonTER 94569 SNCF Get tickets2h 46m, 1 change
12:25 Besançon Viotte16:07 Paris Gare de LyonTER 94258 SNCF Get tickets3h 42m, 1 change
14:56 Besançon Viotte17:41 Paris Gare de LyonTER 94218 SNCF Get tickets2h 45m, 1 change
16:03 Besançon Viotte18:42 Paris Gare de LyonTER 94531 SNCF Get tickets2h 39m, 1 change
16:18 Besançon Viotte20:24 Paris Bercy Bourgogne-Pays d’AuvergneTER 94260 SNCF Get tickets4h 06m, 1 change
18:07 Besançon Viotte20:42 Paris Gare de LyonTER 94536 SNCF Get tickets2h 35m, 1 change
18:37 Besançon Viotte21:08 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6764 SNCF Get tickets2h 31m, direct
19:13 Besançon Viotte06:13 Paris Gare de LyonTER 94266 SNCF Get tickets11h 00m, 2 changes
19:53 Besançon Viotte08:15 Paris Gare de LyonTER 95826 SNCF Get tickets12h 22m, 1 change
21:56 Besançon Viotte08:33 Paris Bercy Bourgogne-Pays d’AuvergneTER 94232 SNCF Get tickets10h 37m, 1 change

TGV and SNCF trains from Besançon to Paris

You can travel from Besançon to Paris on TGV and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Besançon to Paris

Train tickets from Besançon to Paris start at €9 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €86.97.
lowest price found
from9
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price70.17
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price85.21
on the day
avg. single price86.97

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 Paris 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Paris? 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 Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Besançon and Paris is 4 hours and 36 minutes, with around 13 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Besançon to Paris is 2 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Besançon to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Besançon to Paris can start from as little as €9 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 Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Besançon to Paris without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Besançon to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Besançon to Paris leaves at 06:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Besançon to Paris leaves at 21:56. 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Besançon to Paris cover a distance of around 203 miles (327 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Besançon. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Besançon to Paris.
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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Besançon to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 26/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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