The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Paris to Basel will cost around £ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 28.
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5 h 30 m
11 h 20 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Paris for Basel every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 413 km distance in an average of 11 h 20 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 30 m .
The slowest buses will take 15 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||255 miles (412 km)|
|Average coach duration||10 h 20 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£25 (€28)|
|Coach companies||Eurolines France, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or BlaBlaCar|
Coaches from Paris to Basel cover the 255 miles (412 km) long route taking on average 10 h 20 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or BlaBlaCar. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £25, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
Find the best coaches between Paris and Basel with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from £16. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets to Basel from Paris and when travelling by coach:
Travel between Paris, France and Basel, Switzerland by coach is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 09/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach from Paris to Basel as this information can change.
Return travel from Switzerland to France is: Partially open.
Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 15/05/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your coach to Paris from Basel.
When taking a coach from Paris, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense. When you arrive in Basel, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Basel, Bahnhof, Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse and Basel, Gartenstraße.
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel, Bahnhof.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre of Paris.
The most popular arrival coach station, Basel, Bahnhof, is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre of Basel.
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