The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Basel to Paris will cost around $ 140 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 110.
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3 h 24 m
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Of the 11 trains that leave Basel for Paris every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 413 km distance in an average of 3 h 24 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 2 m .
The slowest trains will take 3 h 51 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||255 miles (412 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 49 min|
|Average train ticket price||$120 (€98)|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 6 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE|
Trains from Basel to Paris cover the 255 miles (412 km) long route taking on average 3 h 49 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $116 (€94), but the average price of train tickets is $120 (€98). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Travel in stress-free comfort by train from Basel to Paris, a journey that takes between three hours and approximately four hours 15 minutes. From Monday to Friday, there are up to six direct departures a day with a further dozen requiring a connection. At weekends, there are slightly fewer departures. All trains leave from Basel SSB with arrivals at Paris Gare de Lyon or Paris Gare de l'Est.
The direct train from Basel to Paris takes just three hours while connecting routes take up to four and a quarter hours. Connections take place at Strasbourg, Gare de Colmar or Mulhouse Ville.
From Monday to Friday there are six direct daily trains from Basel to Paris with a further dozen trains that require a transfer. At the weekend, there are also six direct services but fewer connecting trains. On weekdays, departures start in the early hours of the morning and continue until early evening. The first departure is later on Saturdays and Sundays.
Departure train station: The train from Basel to Paris departs from Basel SSB. This is one of Basel's two main stations and is located to the south of the city center. It is a walk of approximately 15 minutes from the station to the historic heart of the city or the journey can be made by tram in just five minutes. Basel has an efficient transport network of local buses and trams. This attractive station is part of a large transport, shopping, and entertainment complex. Its facilities include car and bicycle parking, car hire desks, taxi ranks, banking services and ATMs, wifi, toilets, public payphones, waiting areas and a wide choice of places to eat and drink. It is fully accessible to passengers with limited mobility via lifts and ramps. There are wheelchair-accessible ticket counters, accessible toilets, and boarding assistance as well as induction loops for passengers who are hard of hearing.
Arrival train station: Train routes from Basel to Paris terminate at either Paris Gare de Lyon or Paris Gare de l'Est. The large and busy Paris Gare de Lyon is located in the Place Louis-Armand slightly to the south of the city center which can be reached in a few minutes by Metro or local bus. Paris Gare de l'Est is nearer the city center and also part of the Parisian transport network of buses, RER Express trains, and Metro services. Both stations have step-free access to all areas via lifts, escalators, and ramps as well as a range of other services for those with limited mobility. This includes accessible toilets. General facilities at both stations include car parking, taxi ranks, car hire desks, left luggage storage, wifi, toilets, and a choice of places to shop, eat and drink.
High-speed TGV trains from Basel to Paris are operated by Lyria and SNCF / inOui.
TGV Lyria is jointly owned by France and Switzerland and its trains link the two countries. High-speed services from Basel to Paris all complete the journey in around three hours All services are direct and there are six daily departures. The first train leaves in the early morning with the last departure in the early evening.
SNCF (sometimes called inOui) operates part of France's high-speed TGV network. There are one to two connecting SNCF / inOui TGV trains every day with morning and afternoon departures and a journey time of between four to four and a half hours.
France's high-speed network of trains is fast, efficient and comfortable with a ticket choice of both first and standard class seats. Individual seats can be reserved on all trains. Depending on the ticket class there is a choice of bistro and at-seat catering on the trains while other facilities include toilets with baby-changing, seat tables, air-conditioning and heating, as well as generous luggage space while many train routes also have WiFi and power outlets. Trains have space for bicycles and wheelchairs although these should be pre-booked. There are accessible toilets on all trains and every assistance will be given if required for boarding and disembarking. It is advisable to contact the rail provider at least 48 hours before departure to organize the necessary assistance.
There is sometimes a confusing choice of train fares when traveling between countries. To help save money when planning a trip, book tickets in advance and be as flexible as possible with the intended travel date and departure time. Passengers with spare time can opt for longer connecting routes which are often cheaper than direct trains.
Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 10/23/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Basel and Paris as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Basel is: Partially open
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 10/23/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Basel from Paris here.
There are a few train stations in Basel to start your journey from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Basel SBB and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from this train station to the city center.
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