Paris to Basel train

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Basel

Showing times and prices for Dec 09

Cheapest

125

Average

145

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Paris to Basel is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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06:55AMParis Gare de l'Est3h13 10:08AMBasel SBB
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1251One-way
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03:20PMParis Gare de l'Est3h20 06:40PMBasel SBB
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12:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h45 04:40PMBasel SBB
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1251One-way
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02:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h13 06:08PMBasel SBB
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1251One-way
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03:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h13 07:08PMBasel SBB
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1251One-way

Train schedule from Paris to Basel

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06:55AMParis Gare de l'Est3h13 10:08AMBasel SBB
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07:22AMParis Gare de Lyon3h04 10:26AMBasel SBB
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07:58AMParis Gare de l'Est3h40 11:38AMBasel SBB
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09:25AMParis Gare de l'Est3h15 12:40PMBasel SBB
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10:22AMParis Gare de Lyon3h04 01:26PMBasel SBB
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11:22AMParis Gare de Lyon3h46 03:08PMBasel SBB
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12:22PMParis Gare de Lyon3h04 03:26PMBasel SBB
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12:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h45 04:40PMBasel SBB
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01:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h13 05:08PMBasel SBB
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02:22PMParis Gare de Lyon3h04 05:26PMBasel SBB
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02:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h13 06:08PMBasel SBB
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03:20PMParis Gare de l'Est3h20 06:40PMBasel SBB
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03:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h13 07:08PMBasel SBB
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04:22PMParis Gare de Lyon3h04 07:26PMBasel SBB
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04:39PMParis Gare de l'Est3h29 08:08PMBasel SBB
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05:25PMParis Gare de l'Est3h13 08:38PMBasel SBB
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05:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h13 09:08PMBasel SBB
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06:22PMParis Gare de Lyon3h03 09:25PMBasel SBB
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06:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h43 10:38PMBasel SBB
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Fastest train times from Paris to Basel

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Fastest Journey

3 h 3 m

Average

3 h 17 m

Trains per day

19

Distance

413 km

Of the 19 trains that leave Paris for Basel every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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06:22PMParis Gare de Lyon3h03 09:25PMBasel SBB
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1481One-way
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02:22PMParis Gare de Lyon3h04 05:26PMBasel SBB
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1331One-way
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04:22PMParis Gare de Lyon3h04 07:26PMBasel SBB
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1371One-way
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07:22AMParis Gare de Lyon3h04 10:26AMBasel SBB
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1261One-way
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10:22AMParis Gare de Lyon3h04 01:26PMBasel SBB
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1411One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Basel

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€26)
frequencyTrain frequency9 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | ICE or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Paris to Basel cover the 255 miles (412 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 4 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | ICE or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $30 (€26), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $1 (€1). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Basel SBB.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Paris to Basel trains

You can travel by train to Basel from Paris with Deutsche Bahn. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Basel from Paris. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn from Paris to Basel train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 16 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 2 a day

Trains from Paris to Basel

Travelers heading to Switzerland on business or a scenic city break from Paris can take frequent direct trains from Gare De Lyon to Basel. There are daily direct trains on the trip south-east from Paris, taking around three hours to reach Basel. Departure times include morning, afternoon and early evening services. There are also indirect connections available with one change of train en route

Which train companies travel from Paris to Basel?

French state rail company SNCF provides all daily direct trains from Paris Ge De Lyon to Basel on its high-speed TGV Lyria services. Indirect connections use Deutsche Bahn or SNCF TGV InOui departures from Paris Gare De L'Est, changing at Karlsruhe or Strasbourg.

How long is the train from Paris to Basel?

SNCF's direct TGV Lyria services from Paris offer the fastest connections on this route, taking three hours and three minutes to complete the 290-mile journey to Basel. The fastest indirect connection is the SNCF TGV InOui express from Gare De L'Est via Strasbourg, taking three hours and 17 minutes .

How many trains are there from Paris to Basel?

SNCF's TGV Lyria timetable offers six daily departures from Paris to Basel from Monday-Saturday and five trains on Sundays. Departure times include two morning trains, three afternoon connections and one evening service, except Sundays when there is no early morning service. There are also numerous indirect connections to Basel daily, using a wide range of routes and rail companies.

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

Departure train station: Trains depart from either Paris Gare De Lyon or Gare De L'Est. Gare De Lyon is close to the Seine on the eastern side of central Paris, with connections on Metro lines 1 and 14 and RER lines A and D. Gare De L'Est is also on the east side of the city center, served by Metro lines 4, 5 and 7 and RER line B. Both stations offer gift stores, supermarkets, cafes, luggage lockers, and taxi stands.

Arrival train station: Trains arrive at Basel SBB. Located close to the city center, the international SBB station has connections around the city on train lines S1 and S3. Facilities include a shopping mall, pharmacy, luggage lockers, and car rental desks.

Train tickets from Paris to Basel: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 77 €
2 weeks earlier 65 €18%
3 weeks earlier 65 €18%
1 month before 66 €17%
2 months earlier 62 €24%
3 months earlier 54 €43%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Paris - Basel 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 18% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Paris - Basel with 2 months in advance you save up to about 24% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 43%.
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Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Basel

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Basel easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Basel.
FAQs

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

Is international entry into Basel from Paris restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 required: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Paris to Basel closer to your date of departure here

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

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

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

Last checked on 11/6/22. 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 Paris from Basel here.

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Paris to Basel to cost as little as $1 (€1)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Basel train price to come in at an average of $30 (€26)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Paris to Basel by train to be approximately 255 miles (412 km).
On average the Paris to Basel train travel time is 3 h 4 min  for the 255 miles (412 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

There are a few train stations in Paris to start your journey from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. In Basel you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Basel SBB.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Basel SBB, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city center.

Take the Paris to Basel train with SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | ICE or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from Paris to Basel as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day from Paris to Basel with SNCF | TGV Lyria, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Paris for Basel is 9 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Paris at 4: 55 PM. The last train leaves from Paris at 4: 55 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Paris to Basel and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you book a train ticket from Paris to Basel within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $30 (€26) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Paris and Basel are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports in Paris and Basel

Paris
Basel
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your trip to Basel.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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phone
Phone Number
+33 890640650
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C

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