Seat reservations from Besançon to the UK

  • 12 July 2023
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Hi we are having a 10 weeks holiday in Europe September-November this year, and we have brought a 2 month Eurail Pass.

I am trying to book a train from Besancon (France) to Paris - this is to connect with a ticket we have on the Eurostar leavin Paris on the 12th October at 1313 hours. 
according to SCNF and several site they are several trains leaving Besancon between 0600 and 1000 hours, however when I try to book the reservation with They are only showing bookings for a early 0600 hour train, or it jumps than to a train in the evening around 1900 hour. 
would this indicate that the trains I between these times are fully booked 

thank you 


Best answer by thibcabe 12 July 2023, 07:36

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They're not fully booked, don't worry ! The trick is that there are 2 stations in Besançon :

- Besançon-Viotte in the city center with 2 direct TGVs to Paris every day

- Besançon-Franche-Comté TGV in the suburbs on the high-speed railway with multiple TGVs

I'd take this journey :

- TER Besançon-Viotte - Besançon-Franche-Comté TGV 08:07 - 08:20

- TGV Besançon-Franche-Comté - Paris Gare de Lyon 08:34 - 10:42 10€

The transfer to gare du Nord is not included and can be done either by RER, subway or bus.

Do not hesitate for questions :)