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.
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3 h 2 m
3 h 39 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||255 miles (412 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 25 min|
|Average train ticket price||£94 (€107)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCF | 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 by train between Paris, France and Basel, Switzerland is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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 27/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Basel.
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.
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.
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