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from Basel to Paris

You can get from Basel to Paris by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Basel to Paris on 5 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00Basel SBB4h04 11:04Paris Gare de Lyon
2 changes
£821One-way
Cheapest
07:00Basel SBB4h04 11:04Paris Gare de Lyon
2 changes
£821One-way
Other options
06:21Basel SBB3h55 10:16Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£891One-way
08:34Basel SBB3h04 11:38Paris Gare de Lyon
0 changes
£1051One-way
14:34Basel SBB3h02 17:36Paris Gare de Lyon
0 changes
£1051One-way

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Sat
4 Dec
£50SNCF | TGV
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£75HOP!
Sun
5 Dec
£82SNCF | TGV Lyria
£42Flixbus
£76HOP!
Mon
6 Dec
£90SNCF | TGV Lyria
£31Flixbus
£75HOP!
Tue
7 Dec
£67SNCF | TGV
£18Flixbus
£115KLM
Wed
8 Dec
£50SNCF | TGV
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£104KLM
Thu
9 Dec
£72SNCF | TGV INOUI
£22Flixbus
£75HOP!
Fri
10 Dec
£80SNCF | TGV INOUI
£18Flixbus
£95KLM
Sat
11 Dec
£46SNCF | TGV
£24Flixbus
£82HOP!
Sun
12 Dec
£78SNCF | TGV Lyria
£21Flixbus
£91HOP!
Mon
13 Dec
£38SNCF | TGV Lyria
£26Flixbus
£88KLM
Tue
14 Dec
£26SNCF | TGV Lyria
£22Flixbus
£88KLM
Wed
15 Dec
£38SNCF | TGV Lyria
Find prices
£88KLM
Thu
16 Dec
£67SNCF | TGV INOUI
£20Flixbus
£88KLM
Fri
17 Dec
£80SNCF | TGV INOUI
£31Flixbus
£95KLM
Sat
18 Dec
£67SNCF | TGV INOUI
£31Flixbus
£102HOP!
Sun
19 Dec
£76SNCF | TGV INOUI
£40Flixbus
£95KLM
Mon
20 Dec
£50SNCF | TGV INOUI
£41Flixbus
£104KLM
Tue
21 Dec
£44SNCF | TGV Lyria
£27Flixbus
£175KLM
Wed
22 Dec
£50SNCF | TGV INOUI
£29Flixbus
£184KLM
Thu
23 Dec
£97SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£175KLM
Fri
24 Dec
£50SNCF | TGV INOUI
£31Flixbus
£220KLM

Travel Information between Basel and Paris

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £74
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £21 • 9 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £74 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or SNCF | TGV

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 255 miles (412 km) between Basel and Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, HOP! Or SNCF | TGV among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Basel to Paris.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Paris, France if I’m coming from Basel, Switzerland?

Travel from Basel, Switzerland to Paris, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Paris from Basel restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris, 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 03/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Paris from Basel closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Basel, Switzerland from Paris, France?

The current restriction level for returning to Basel, Switzerland from France is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, Switzerland from Paris, France?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Basel from Paris?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Basel from Paris here.

How do I travel between Basel and Paris?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Basel to Paris. You can take a coach, flight or train.

How do I get from Basel to Paris the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Basel to Paris, which costs on average £21.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Paris:

A coach is about £53 less than a flight, which costs on average £74 for this journey.

A coach is about £29 less than a train, which costs on average £50 for this route.

What is the fastest way from Basel to Paris?

The quickest way to travel from Basel to Paris is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 9 h   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 7 min   on average.

How far is it from Basel to Paris?

The Basel to Paris distance is approximately 255 miles (412 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Basel to Paris?

The average frequency per day from Basel to Paris is:

  • 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Paris from Basel as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Basel to Paris?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Basel to Paris:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Basel and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travellers take a flight from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Basel to Paris depart from Basel SBB to Paris Gare de Lyon.
Which travel operators can get me from Basel to Paris?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Basel to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Paris by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Basel to Paris for £21 on Omio.
  • HOP! Can take you to Paris by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for HOP! From Basel to Paris for £74.
  • Travel with SNCF | TGV for trains to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF | TGV Basel to Paris tickets on Omio for £50.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Paris from Basel?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Basel to Paris often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basel and Paris itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Paris and any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket to Paris from Basel online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between Basel and Paris, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £21 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £74 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £50 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Basel and Paris online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.