The cheapest trains from Paris to Basel

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Cheapest

£114

Average

£129

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 £ 129 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 114.

Cheapest
07:58Paris Gare de l'Est4h11 12:09Basel SBB
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£1141One-way
2nd Cheapest
13:47Paris Gare de l'Est3h51 17:38Basel SBB
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£1231One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:45Paris Gare de l'Est3h23 18:08Basel SBB
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£1231One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:25Paris Gare de l'Est3h43 13:08Basel SBB
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£1231One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:55Paris Gare de l'Est3h45 16:40Basel SBB
1 changes
£1231One-way

Timetable Paris to Basel

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06:39Paris Gare de l'Est3h29 10:08Basel SBB
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07:19Paris Gare de Lyon3h06 10:25Basel SBB
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07:58Paris Gare de l'Est4h11 12:09Basel SBB
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09:25Paris Gare de l'Est3h43 13:08Basel SBB
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10:46Paris Gare de l'Est3h22 14:08Basel SBB
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12:22Paris Gare de Lyon3h03 15:25Basel SBB
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12:55Paris Gare de l'Est3h45 16:40Basel SBB
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13:47Paris Gare de l'Est3h51 17:38Basel SBB
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14:45Paris Gare de l'Est3h23 18:08Basel SBB
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16:22Paris Gare de Lyon3h03 19:25Basel SBB
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18:23Paris Gare de Lyon3h02 21:25Basel SBB
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19:06Paris Gare de l'Est5h59 01:05Basel SBB
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Thu
28 Oct
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£85Flixbus
£256Air France
Fri
29 Oct
£102SNCF | TGV INOUI
£72Flixbus
£169Lufthansa
Sat
30 Oct
£89SNCF | TGV Lyria
£50Flixbus
£197Lufthansa
Sun
31 Oct
£137Deutsche Bahn
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£73HOP!
Mon
1 Nov
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£54Flixbus
£73HOP!
Tue
2 Nov
£81SNCF | TGV Lyria
£42Flixbus
£73HOP!
Wed
3 Nov
£62SNCF | TGV
£45Flixbus
£88HOP!
Thu
4 Nov
£69SNCF | TGV Lyria
£33Flixbus
£101Air France
Fri
5 Nov
£75SNCF | TGV Lyria
£40Flixbus
£125HOP!
Sat
6 Nov
£75SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£68HOP!
Sun
7 Nov
£66SNCF | TGV INOUI
£25Flixbus
£68HOP!
Mon
8 Nov
£44SNCF | TGV
£30Flixbus
£79HOP!
Tue
9 Nov
£50SNCF | TGV
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£68HOP!
Wed
10 Nov
£59SNCF | ICE
£63Flixbus
£100HOP!
Thu
11 Nov
£53SNCF | TGV
£31Flixbus
£79HOP!
Fri
12 Nov
£69SNCF | TGV Lyria
£24Flixbus
£68HOP!
Sat
13 Nov
£49SNCF | TGV Lyria
£22Flixbus
£68HOP!
Sun
14 Nov
£55SNCF | TGV INOUI
£31Flixbus
£106Lufthansa
Mon
15 Nov
£44SNCF | TGV
£22Flixbus
£91Lufthansa
Tue
16 Nov
£44SNCF | TGV
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£86KLM
Wed
17 Nov
£44SNCF | TGV
£34Flixbus
£68HOP!

The fastest trains from Paris to Basel

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 2 m

Average

3 h 39 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

413 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Paris for Basel every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 413 km distance in an average of 3 h 39 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 2 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 59 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.

Fastest
18:23Paris Gare de Lyon3h02 21:25Basel SBB
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£1351One-way
2nd Fastest
16:22Paris Gare de Lyon3h03 19:25Basel SBB
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£1611One-way
2nd Fastest
12:22Paris Gare de Lyon3h03 15:25Basel SBB
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£1241One-way
07:19Paris Gare de Lyon3h06 10:25Basel SBB
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£1241One-way
10:46Paris Gare de l'Est3h22 14:08Basel SBB
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£1231One-way

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Train Information between Paris and Basel

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price£94 (€107)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE

Trains from Paris to Basel cover the 255 miles (412 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 25 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £94, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £62. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Basel SBB.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Paris and Basel?

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

Is international entry into Basel from Paris 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 Paris?

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 23/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Paris and Basel closer to your date of departure here.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Paris, France from Basel, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris 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 Paris, 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 27/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Basel.

What is the cost of cheap trains between Paris and Basel?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Basel from Paris for the next 7 days starting from £62  one way.
How much is a train ticket from Paris to Basel?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Basel train price to come in at an average of £94  one way.
How far is it from Paris to Basel by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Paris to Basel via train to be approximately 255 miles (412 km).
How long is the train from Paris to Basel?
On average the Paris to Basel train time is 3 h 25 min  covering the 255 miles (412 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station in Paris goes to Basel? Which train station do I come into Basel from Paris?

There are a few train stations in Paris to start your trip from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. In Basel you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Basel SBB.

Where is the departure train station in Paris located? Where is the arrival train station in Basel located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Basel SBB, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Paris to Basel?
For the route from Paris to Basel you can take a train with SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Paris and Basel on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct train from Paris to Basel?
Yes, there are 3 direct trains from Paris to Basel per day with SNCF | TGV Lyria  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
How many trains are there to Basel from Paris a day?
On average, there are 3 trains a day from Paris to Basel. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Paris to Basel? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Paris to Basel train departs at 04: 39   and the last train from Paris to Basel leaves at 18: 22. Check out the most up-to-date Paris to Basel train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I book Paris to Basel train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book Paris to Basel train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £94. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Paris and Basel. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Basel
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your journey to Basel.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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TaxiTaxi
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Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Connections to/from station
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Metro lines: 4, 5
Train lines: RER B, D, E
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
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Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30 | Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00
Connections to/from station
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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ticketOfficeHours
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Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00 | Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30
Connections to/from station
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Connections to/from station
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C
Metro lines: 5, 10