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Overview: Train from Paris to Basel

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price$66 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE

Trains from Paris to Basel cover the 255 miles (412 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 46 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 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $60 (€50), but the average price of train tickets is $66 (€55). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Basel SBB.

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%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Basel

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Paris, France and Basel, Switzerland allowed?

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

Is international entry into Basel from Paris restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • 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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Paris closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering France from Basel, Switzerland?

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

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

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/25/22. 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.

How much are cheap trains between Paris and Basel?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Paris to Basel trains for as little as $60 (€50)  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train from Paris to Basel?

If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Basel train price to come in at an average of $66 (€55)  one way.

How far is it from Paris to Basel by train?

The train distance from Paris to Basel is around 255 miles (412 km).

How long is a train to Basel from Paris on average?

On average the Paris to Basel train time is 3 h 46 min  covering the 255 miles (412 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What train station in Paris goes to Basel? What train station do I come into Basel from Paris?

Some of the Paris train stations to Basel you can start your journey from include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Basel include Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Basel SBB.

Where is the train station in Paris? Where is the train station in Basel?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Basel SBB, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center.

What train providers go from Paris to Basel?

For the route from Paris to Basel you can take a train with SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Paris to Basel on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains per day are there to Basel from Paris?

On average, there are 3 trains a day from Paris to Basel. 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 Paris to Basel?

You can take the first train from Paris to Basel at 6: 58 AM. The last train from Paris to Basel that you can take departs at 5: 55 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Paris to Basel schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

When should I buy the Paris to Basel train for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way train ticket from Paris to Basel is on average $66 (€55) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Paris and Basel available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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.
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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
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Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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ParkingParking
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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
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ParkingParking
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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
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
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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
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
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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