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Car & Motorcycle

Parking Rodia Over 200 free places, across the river from and about 1km to the southeast of the centre. Rodia is linked to the centre and the citadel by bus 27 (€1.40, find schedules on www.ginko.voyage).

Train

The train station, Gare Besançon-Viotte, is 800m north (up the hill) from northern edge of the city centre. Buy tickets online (http://oui.sncf/billet-train) or at the Boutique SNCF.

Services include the following (direct unless stated otherwise):

Arc-et-Senans

Price ()

5

Duration

25min

Frequency

18 daily

Arbois

Price ()

10

Duration

40min

Frequency

13 daily

Belfort

Price ()

15

Duration

1hr

Frequency

one or two per hr

Dijon

Price ()

15-22

Duration

1hr

Frequency

two or three per hr

Paris-Gare de Lyon

Price ()

56-90

Duration

2½-3¼hr

Frequency

three direct (10 via Dijon)

Connections to major cities are often cheaper and/or quicker from Gare TGV Besançon Franche-Comté, on the TGV line linking Dijon with Mulhouse. Situated 10km northwest of the centre, it's a 15-minute hop by train from Gare Besançon-Viotte (€5, every one or two hours).

To reach Geneva (Switzerland) by train (from €61, three to 5½ hours), you'll need to change in Dole or Lyon Part Dieu.