How to get from Paris to Basel

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from Paris to Basel

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

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To get from Paris to Basel on 09 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:58Paris Gare de l'Est3h40 11:38Basel SBB
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£941One-way
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07:58Paris Gare de l'Est3h40 11:38Basel SBB
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£941One-way
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17:25Paris Gare de l'Est3h13 20:38Basel SBB
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£991One-way
06:55Paris Gare de l'Est3h13 10:08Basel SBB
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£991One-way
18:55Paris Gare de l'Est3h43 22:38Basel SBB
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£991One-way

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Travel Information from Paris to Basel

distanceDistance255 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£50 - £109
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £50 • 8 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £83 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 255 miles to Basel from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £50. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, HOP! Or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Paris to Basel.

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FAQs

Travel between Paris, France and Basel, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travellers from France enter Switzerland?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Basel from Paris?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Basel, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 03/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Paris to Basel.

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Switzerland is: Fully open.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 07/08/2022. 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 Paris from Basel here.

There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Basel: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Basel, which costs on average £50.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Basel:

A coach journey is usually £33 less than a journey to Basel by plane, which costs on average £83 for the same trip.

A coach journey is usually £59 less than a journey to Basel by train, which costs on average £109 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Paris to Basel is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 8 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 4 min.

The Paris to Basel distance is approximately 255 miles.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Basel is:

  • 2 coaches per day.
  • Around 9 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Basel at Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Flights most often depart from Paris at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Basel at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Trains from Paris to Basel most often leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Basel SBB.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Basel. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Paris to Basel tickets on Omio for £50.
  • HOP! Can get you to Basel by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with HOP! From Paris to Basel for £83 on Omio.
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI can get you to Basel by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Basel for £109 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Paris to Basel with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct coach per day to take to Basel with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Basel with HOP!
  • You can find 5 direct trains per day to Basel with SNCF | TGV Lyria.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Basel tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Paris to Basel often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Milan or Strasbourg. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Paris and Basel itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Basel and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Paris to Basel, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £50 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £83 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £109 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Paris to Basel tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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