How to travel from Paris to Basel

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from Paris to Basel

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

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To get from Paris to Basel on May 18 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:20AMParis Gare de Lyon3h48 03:08PMBasel SBB
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04:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h13 08:08PMBasel SBB
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Travel Information to Basel from Paris

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $90
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $30 (€27) • 10 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $90 (€81) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM Cityhopper or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 255 miles (412 km) by bus, flight or train between Paris and Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€27). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, KLM Cityhopper or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Paris to Basel.

How to get from Paris to Basel

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Basel, 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 Paris to Basel 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 Paris, France to Basel, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Basel from Paris restricted?

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

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

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 5/9/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Paris and Basel closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Basel, Switzerland?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Paris from Basel?

  • 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 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 5/16/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Paris from Basel here.

There are 3 ways to travel to Basel from Paris including taking a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Basel is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $30 (€27) compared to other travel options to Basel:

A bus is generally $61 (€54) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $90 (€81) from Paris to Basel.

Taking a bus is about $14 (€12) less than taking a train, which costs on average $43 (€39) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel from Paris to Basel is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Basel by bus can take on average 10 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Basel by train can take on average 3 h 2 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Basel is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Paris to Basel depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Most travelers board their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Basel SBB.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Basel. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Paris to Basel tickets on Omio for $30 (€27).
  • Travel with KLM Cityhopper for flights to Basel. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for KLM Cityhopper Paris to Basel tickets on Omio for $90 (€81).
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria can take you to Basel by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCF | TGV Lyria from Paris to Basel for $43 (€39).
Your trip from Paris to Basel doesn't have to end in Basel. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Milan or Strasbourg. If you’d like to add Zurich, Milan or Strasbourg to your Paris to Basel tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Basel today!

Before traveling from Paris to Basel, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $30 (€27) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $90 (€81) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $43 (€39) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Paris to Basel tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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