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Overview: Train from Basel to Lyon

distanceDistance179 miles (289 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price£56 (€63)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER

Trains from Basel to Lyon cover the 179 miles (289 km) long route taking on average 3 h 39 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £56, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Basel and Lyon?

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

Is international entry into Lyon 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 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 placed under state quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Lyon, France?

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

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

The above information was last checked on 06/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Basel to Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Lyon, France to Basel, Switzerland?

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

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

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Lyon?

What are the 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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 29/11/2021. 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 Lyon to Basel train here.

What is the cost of cheap trains between Basel and Lyon?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Basel to Lyon for as low as £52  for the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets between Basel and Lyon?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Basel to Lyon train to cost on average £56  one way.
What is the distance to Lyon from Basel by train?
The Basel to Lyon train distance is approximately 179 miles (289 km).
How long is the train journey to Lyon from Basel?
The Basel to Lyon train duration is on average 3 h 39 min, which is to be expected when travelling 179 miles (289 km) from Basel to Lyon. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Basel and arrival train station in Lyon?

Some of the Basel train stations to Lyon you can start your journey from include Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Lyon include Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu, Gare routière.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Basel SBB   and arriving in Lyon Part Dieu.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Basel SBB and travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Lyon Part Dieu and need to travel approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the train station to the city centre in Lyon.

Which train companies can get me from Basel to Lyon?
When taking a train from Basel to Lyon, you can count on SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER for the best way to get you to Lyon. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Lyon from Basel and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there between Basel and Lyon a day?
On average, there are 4 trains a day from Basel to Lyon. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Basel to Lyon? When is the last train from Basel to Lyon?
The first Basel to Lyon train departs at 06: 21   and the last train from Basel to Lyon leaves at 17: 34. Check out the most up-to-date Basel to Lyon train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy train tickets between Basel and Lyon to score the best deals?
If you buy Basel to Lyon train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £56. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Lyon from Basel. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Lyon
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your journey to Lyon.