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22 Oct
£57SNCF | TER
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23 Oct
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30 Oct
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Train Information from Lyon to Basel

distanceDistance179 miles (289 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£59 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER

Trains from Lyon to Basel cover the 179 miles (289 km) long route taking on average 3 h 35 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £59, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £51. Travellers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Basel SBB.

Travel Tips

Trains from Lyon 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 Lyon to Basel.
FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Basel from Lyon?

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

Is international entry into Basel from Lyon 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 Lyon?

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 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Lyon and Basel closer to your date of departure here.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to France from Basel, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Lyon from Basel?

Entry into France 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

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 requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 20/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Lyon from Basel.

How much do cheap trains between Lyon and Basel cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Basel from Lyon for the next 7 days starting from £51  one way.
How much is a train ticket from Lyon to Basel?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Lyon to Basel is £59  one way.
What is the distance by train from Lyon to Basel?
You should expect to travel around 179 miles (289 km)  from Lyon to Basel by train.
How long is the train from Lyon to Basel?
The Lyon to Basel train duration is on average 3 h 35 min, which is to be expected when travelling 179 miles (289 km) between Lyon and Basel. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station in Lyon goes to Basel? Which train station do I come into Basel from Lyon?

When taking the train to Basel from Lyon, you can choose to depart from train stations like Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière. Your route can end in train stations such as Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Lyon Part Dieu   and arrive in Basel SBB.

Where is the train station in Lyon? Where is the train station in Basel?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Lyon Part Dieu and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Basel most often arrive at Basel SBB and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers offer a service to Basel from Lyon?
If you're looking for trains from Lyon to Basel, you can rely on SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER to get you to Basel. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Lyon to Basel journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there to Basel from Lyon?
The average number of trains departing Lyon for Basel is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Lyon to Basel? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Lyon to Basel train departs at 06: 34   and the last train from Lyon to Basel leaves at 16: 16. Check out the most up-to-date Lyon to Basel train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I purchase Lyon Basel train tickets to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Basel from Lyon within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £59 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Lyon to Basel a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lyon
Basel
Lyon Part Dieu is the most popular Lyon 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 Lyon for your journey to Basel.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Wed: 05: 00 - 20: 45 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 45 | Thu - Sat: 05: 00 - 21: 45
Connections to/from station
Train lines: TGV, TGV Lyria, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER, Intercités, Eurostar, AVE
Bus lines: 2960, C2, C3, C6, C9
Tram lines: T4, K240, T3, K100
Metro lines: A, B, C, D
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 8, 31, 46, 49, 55, 60, 63, S1, C19, C21, C22
Train lines: TGV, TGV INOUI, OUIGO, TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Intercités
Tram lines: 1, 2
Metro lines: A, B, C, D