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Sep 24
$157SNCF | TGV Lyria
$92Flixbus
$362Air France
Sat
Sep 25
$144SNCF | TGV INOUI
$32Flixbus
$232KLM
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Sep 26
$106SNCF | TGV INOUI
$70Flixbus
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Sep 27
$194Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 28
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Sep 29
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Sep 30
$87SNCF | TGV
$36Flixbus
$103HOP!
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Oct 1
$89SNCF | TGV INOUI
$30Flixbus
$96HOP!
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Oct 2
$78SNCF | TGV INOUI
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$130Air France
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Oct 3
$78SNCF | TGV INOUI
$30Flixbus
$96HOP!
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Oct 4
$63SNCF | TGV
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$124HOP!
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Oct 5
$63SNCF | TGV
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$112HOP!
Wed
Oct 6
$59SNCF | TGV
$31Flixbus
$124HOP!
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Oct 7
$70SNCF | TGV
$34Flixbus
$103HOP!
Fri
Oct 8
$83SNCF | ICE
$27Flixbus
$130KLM
Sat
Oct 9
$78SNCF | TGV INOUI
$25Flixbus
$114KLM
Sun
Oct 10
$78SNCF | TGV INOUI
$35Flixbus
$129Lufthansa
Mon
Oct 11
$59SNCF | TGV
$25Flixbus
$96HOP!
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Oct 12
$63SNCF | TGV
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$96HOP!
Wed
Oct 13
$63SNCF | TGV
$27Flixbus
$114KLM
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Oct 14
$67SNCF | TGV INOUI
$36Flixbus
$121KLM

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Train Information from Paris to Basel

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price$136 (€109)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | 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 2 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. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $136 (€109), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $70 (€56). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Basel Bahnhof 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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  • 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
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
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Paris and Basel?

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:

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

The above information was last checked on 9/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Paris and Basel closer to your date of departure here

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

The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Basel is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Paris from Basel restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Basel closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap trains to Basel from Paris cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Paris to Basel for the next 7 days starting from $70 (€56)  one way.
How much is the train between Paris and Basel on average?
The Paris to Basel train ticket price is on average $136 (€109)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How many miles is it from Paris to Basel by train?
The distance from Paris to Basel by train is approximately 255 miles (412 km).
How many hours is the train time to Basel from Paris?
On average the Paris to Basel train travel time is 3 h 2 min  for the 255 miles (412 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Paris to Basel, which train station in Paris do I depart from and which train station in Basel do I arrive in?

When taking the train to Basel from Paris, you can choose to depart from train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Your route can end in train stations such as Basel Bahnhof SBB, Basel SBB and Basel Bad Bhf.

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

Where is the train station in Paris to go to Basel? Where is the train station in Basel located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Basel Bahnhof SBB, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

What train providers offer a service between Paris and Basel?
For the trip 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 are there to Basel from Paris a day?
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.
When can I take the first train from Paris to Basel? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the first train from Paris to Basel at 4: 39 AM. The last train from Paris to Basel that you can take departs at 5: 06 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Paris to Basel schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Basel from Paris for the best deals?
You can find trains to Basel from Paris to cost on average $136 (€109) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Paris to Basel train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Gare Saint-Lazare
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Paris Gare Montparnasse
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Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
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Paris Gare de Lyon
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 14<br>Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87<br>Suburban train lines RER A, D
Paris Gare de l'Est
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Paris Gare du Nord
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines RER B, D
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.