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Taking the train from Marseille to Besançon in 4 hours 14 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Marseille to Besançon? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 7 hours 35 minutes to travel the 274 miles (441 km) from Marseille to Besançon by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 14 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 16 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Marseille to Besançon start from £75.46 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Besançon? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Marseille to Besançon by train

It takes an average of 7h 35m to travel from Marseille to Besançon by train, over a distance of around 274 miles (441 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Marseille to Besançon and tickets for this journey start from £75.46 when you book in advance.

First train

06:36

Last train

20:16

Departure station

Marseille

Arrival station

Besançon

Journey time

From 4h 14m

Distance

274 miles (441 km)

Frequency

16 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £75.46

Train and bus operators

Flixbus

Marseille to Besançon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille to Besançon for Tuesday 12th March 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:46 13:45 4h 59m, 1 change
11:14 16:10 4h 56m, 2 changes
11:26 17:55 6h 29m, 2 changes
13:36 18:09 4h 33m, 1 change
14:12 19:46 5h 34m, 2 changes
14:56 19:52 4h 56m, 1 change
16:12 21:53 5h 41m, 3 changes
16:12 22:15 6h 3m, 2 changes
16:18 05:04 12h 46m, 2 changes
18:12 07:14 13h 2m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Marseille to Besançon

The price of train tickets from Marseille to Besançon starts at £75.46 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.

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 Marseille to Besançon 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 Marseille to Besançon? 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 Marseille to Besançon take?

The average journey time by train between Marseille and Besançon is 7 hours and 35 minutes, with around 16 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 Marseille and Besançon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille to Besançon is 4 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Marseille to Besançon cost?

Train ticket prices from Marseille to Besançon can start from as little as £75.46 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 Marseille to Besançon?

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

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

The first train from Marseille to Besançon leaves at 06:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Marseille to Besançon leaves at 20:16. 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 Marseille and Besançon by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille to Besançon cover a distance of around 274 miles (441 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Besançon to Marseille. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Marseille to Besançon.

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