How to travel from Basel to Paris

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from Basel to Paris

You can get from Basel to Paris by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Basel to Paris on Aug 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:21AMBasel SBB3h44 11:05AMParis Gare de Lyon
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07:21AMBasel SBB3h44 11:05AMParis Gare de Lyon
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05:21PMBasel SBB3h20 08:41PMParis Gare de l'Est
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03:21PMBasel SBB3h52 07:13PMParis Gare de l'Est
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08:34AMBasel SBB3h05 11:39AMParis Gare de Lyon
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Travel Information between Basel and Paris

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$92 - $147
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $92 (€85) • 8 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $147 (€136) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 255 miles (412 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Paris from Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $92 (€85). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, HOP! Or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Basel to Paris.

How to get from Basel to Paris

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Basel to Paris, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Basel to Paris and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

Travel from Basel, Switzerland to Paris, France is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Paris from Basel restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris, France from Basel?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 8/8/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Basel to Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Basel, Switzerland from France is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from France?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from France?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Basel, Switzerland was last verified on 8/3/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Basel from Paris.

You can travel to Paris from Basel 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Paris from Basel is by taking a bus with an average price of $92 (€85).

This is compared to other travel options to Paris:

Taking a bus is about $55 (€51) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $147 (€136) for this route.

Taking a bus is about $5 (€4) less than taking a train, which costs on average $97 (€89) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Paris from Basel is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Paris can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 4 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Basel to Paris is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Basel to Paris as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Basel to Paris:

  • Buses mostly leave from Basel, Bahnhof and tend to arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Flights most often depart from Basel at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Paris at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Basel at Basel SBB and arrive in Paris at Paris Gare de Lyon.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Basel to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Paris by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Basel to Paris tickets on Omio for $92 (€85).
  • HOP! Can take you to Paris by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for HOP! From Basel to Paris for $147 (€136).
  • Travel with SNCF | TGV INOUI for trains to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF | TGV INOUI Basel to Paris tickets on Omio for $97 (€89).

Yes, there are direct services available from Basel to Paris with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 1 direct bus per day and travel with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria with 5 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Paris as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Basel and Paris.

Your trip from Basel to Paris doesn't have to end in Paris. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add London, Barcelona or Amsterdam to your Basel to Paris tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Paris today!

When planning your trip from Basel to Paris, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $92 (€85) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $147 (€136) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $97 (€89) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Basel to Paris online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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