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from Lyon to Basel

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

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Basel on 22 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:34Lyon Part Dieu3h34 12:08Basel SBB
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£681One-way
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08:34Lyon Part Dieu3h34 12:08Basel SBB
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£681One-way
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09:16Lyon Part Dieu4h10 13:26Basel SBB
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£871One-way
12:38Lyon Part Dieu5h15 17:53Basel SBB
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£891One-way
11:34Lyon Part Dieu3h52 15:26Basel SBB
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£1341One-way

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Sun
22 May
£68SNCF | TGV INOUI
£25Flixbus
Mon
23 May
£57SNCF | TGV INOUI
£25Flixbus
Tue
24 May
£54SNCF | TGV INOUI
£17Flixbus
Wed
25 May
£57SNCF | TER
£31Flixbus
Thu
26 May
£64SNCF | TGV INOUI
£25Flixbus
Fri
27 May
£57SNCF | TER
£21Flixbus
Sat
28 May
£64SNCF | TGV INOUI
£17Flixbus
Sun
29 May
£74SNCF | TGV INOUI
£29Flixbus
Mon
30 May
£57SNCF | TER
£17Flixbus
Tue
31 May
£57SNCF | TER
£20Flixbus
Wed
1 Jun
£57SNCF | TGV INOUI
£20Flixbus
Thu
2 Jun
£57SNCF | TGV INOUI
£17Flixbus
Fri
3 Jun
£57SNCF | TER
£29Flixbus
Sat
4 Jun
£69SNCF | TGV INOUI
£20Flixbus
Sun
5 Jun
£54SNCF | TGV INOUI
£20Flixbus
Mon
6 Jun
£64SNCF | TGV INOUI
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Tue
7 Jun
£57SNCF | TER
£25Flixbus
Wed
8 Jun
£57SNCF | TGV INOUI
£20Flixbus
Thu
9 Jun
£57SNCF | TER
£17Flixbus
Fri
10 Jun
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£17Flixbus

Travel Information from Lyon to Basel

distanceDistance179 miles (289 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£30 - £39
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £30 • 6 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £39 • 3 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 179 miles (289 km) by coach or train to Basel from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 21 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Union Ivkoni International or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Lyon to Basel.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Basel, Switzerland from Lyon, France?

Travel from Lyon, France to Basel, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Basel from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Basel, Switzerland from Lyon?

Entry Requirements:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 09/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Basel from Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Lyon, France from Basel, Switzerland due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Lyon, France from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Switzerland?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Lyon, France was last verified on 20/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lyon from Basel.

How do I go from Lyon to Basel?

There are 2 travel options from Lyon to Basel: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Basel from Lyon?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Lyon to Basel. Tickets for a coach cost on average £30.

This is compared to other travel options to Basel:

A coach is about £9 less than a train, which costs on average £39 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to Basel from Lyon?

The fastest way to get to Basel from Lyon is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 21 min.

There are alternative travel options to Basel that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 30 min   on average.

How far is Basel from Lyon?

The distance from Lyon to Basel is approximately 179 miles (289 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Basel is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Lyon and Basel as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Lyon? Where do I arrive in Basel?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Lyon to Basel:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Lyon, Gare Perrache and tend to arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Trains from Lyon to Basel most often leave from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Basel SBB.

Which travel operators can get me from Lyon to Basel?

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

  • Travel with Union Ivkoni International to go to Basel by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Union Ivkoni International Lyon to Basel tickets on Omio for £30.
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI can take you to Basel by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCF | TGV INOUI from Lyon to Basel for £39.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Basel from Lyon?

Looking to extend your trip from Lyon to Basel? Many Omio customers who go from Lyon to Basel usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Milan. If you're looking to explore Zurich, Paris or Milan from Basel, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I buy my Lyon to Basel ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £30 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £39 one way.

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

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