The cheapest trains from Basel to Paris

Showing times and prices for Oct 25

Cheapest

$110

Average

$140

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.

Cheapest
06:50AMBasel SBB3h26 10:16AMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1101One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:37AMBasel SBB3h43 09:20AMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1221One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:51PMBasel SBB3h33 10:24PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1221One-way
03:51PMBasel SBB3h23 07:14PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1431One-way
02:34PMBasel SBB3h02 05:36PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1441One-way

Timetable Basel to Paris

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05:37AMBasel SBB3h43 09:20AMParis Gare de l'Est
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06:50AMBasel SBB3h26 10:16AMParis Gare de l'Est
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08:34AMBasel SBB3h04 11:38AMParis Gare de Lyon
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11:21AMBasel SBB3h47 03:08PMParis Gare de Lyon
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12:34PMBasel SBB3h04 03:38PMParis Gare de Lyon
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02:34PMBasel SBB3h02 05:36PMParis Gare de Lyon
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03:51PMBasel SBB3h23 07:14PMParis Gare de l'Est
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04:21PMBasel SBB3h51 08:12PMParis Gare de l'Est
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05:21PMBasel SBB3h26 08:47PMParis Gare de l'Est
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06:34PMBasel SBB3h07 09:41PMParis Gare de Lyon
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06:51PMBasel SBB3h33 10:24PMParis Gare de l'Est
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Sun
Oct 24
$116SNCF | TGV INOUI
$63Flixbus
$116HOP!
Mon
Oct 25
$110SNCF | TGV INOUI
$43Flixbus
$116HOP!
Tue
Oct 26
$70SNCF | TGV
$43Flixbus
$187KLM
Wed
Oct 27
$105SNCF | TGV INOUI
$47Flixbus
$187KLM
Thu
Oct 28
$105SNCF | TGV INOUI
$63Flixbus
$218Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Oct 29
$122SNCF | TGV INOUI
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$218HOP!
Sat
Oct 30
$125SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$259Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Oct 31
$105SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$116HOP!
Mon
Nov 1
$120SNCF | TGV Lyria
$65Flixbus
$98HOP!
Tue
Nov 2
$116SNCF | TGV INOUI
$58Flixbus
$74HOP!
Wed
Nov 3
$99SNCF | TGV INOUI
$39Flixbus
$98HOP!
Thu
Nov 4
$87SNCF | TGV
$41Flixbus
$180Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Nov 5
$110SNCF | TGV INOUI
$52Flixbus
$180Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Nov 6
$122SNCF | TGV INOUI
$59Flixbus
$128HOP!
Sun
Nov 7
$105SNCF | TGV INOUI
$58Flixbus
$107HOP!
Mon
Nov 8
$70SNCF | TGV
$37Flixbus
$107HOP!
Tue
Nov 9
$62SNCF | TGV
$37Flixbus
$98HOP!
Wed
Nov 10
$25SNCF | TGV Lyria
$32Flixbus
$92KLM
Thu
Nov 11
$62SNCF | TGV
$44Flixbus
$116HOP!
Fri
Nov 12
$105SNCF | TGV INOUI
$34Flixbus
$125KLM
Sat
Nov 13
$70SNCF | TGV
$28Flixbus
$139Lufthansa Cityline

The fastest trains from Basel to Paris

Showing times and prices for Oct 25

Fastest Journey

3 h 2 m

Average

3 h 24 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

413 km

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.

Fastest
02:34PMBasel SBB3h02 05:36PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1441One-way
2nd Fastest
08:34AMBasel SBB3h04 11:38AMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1551One-way
2nd Fastest
12:34PMBasel SBB3h04 03:38PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1441One-way
06:34PMBasel SBB3h07 09:41PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1441One-way
03:51PMBasel SBB3h23 07:14PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1431One-way

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Train Information from Basel to Paris

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$120 (€98)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | 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.

Trains from Basel to Paris

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.

How long is the journey by train from Basel to Paris?

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.

How many trains are there from Basel to Paris?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Basel to Paris?

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.

Which train providers travel from Basel to Paris?

High-speed TGV trains from Basel to Paris are operated by Lyria and SNCF / inOui.

TGV Lyria Basel to Paris

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.

TGV SNCF / inOui Basel to Paris

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.

Basel to Paris: Services on Board

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.

How to find cheap train tickets from Basel to Paris

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. 

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Basel and Paris?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

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.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Paris, France to Basel, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Basel is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from France?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Paris?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

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.

How much does a cheap train from Basel to Paris cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Paris from Basel for the next 7 days starting from $116 (€94)  one way.
What is the cost of a train between Basel and Paris?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Basel to Paris train to cost on average $120 (€98)  one way.
How far is Paris from Basel by train?
The train distance from Basel to Paris is around 255 miles (412 km).
What is the Basel to Paris train travel time?
The train time between Basel and Paris is on average 3 h 49 min  for the 255 miles (412 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Basel to Paris by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Basel to Paris depart from? Which Paris train station do I come into from Basel?

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.

Where is the departure train station in Basel located? Where is the arrival train station in Paris located?

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.

Which train companies can take me from Basel to Paris?
If you're looking for trains from Basel to Paris, you can rely on SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE to get you to Paris. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Basel to Paris trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there from Basel to Paris?
On average, there are 6 trains a day from Basel to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Basel to Paris?
The earliest train for this route departs from Basel at 4: 37 AM. The last train leaves from Basel at 6: 51 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Basel to Paris and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Paris from Basel for the best deals?
If you book the Basel to Paris train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $120 (€98). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Basel to Paris. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Paris
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your trip to Paris.