Train Paris → BaselFrom AU$ 44
- Departure station : Paris gare lyon (Place Louis Armand 75571 Paris cedex 12)
Paris est (Place du 11 novembre 1918 75475 Paris)
- Arrival station : Basel sbb (Centralbahnplatz 4002 Basel)
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Main stations in Paris and Basel
Paris Gare de Lyon Train Station
Address: Place Louis Armand 75571 Paris cedex 12Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:45am to 9:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5:45am to 9:45pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER, Corail)
SNCF rail agents, Car Parking, Currency exchange, Ticket Office, Assistance for disabled, Lockers, Lounge, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Paris Gare de l’Est Train Station
Address: Place du 11 novembre 1918 75475 ParisOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 1am
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 1am
Public holidays: 5am to 1am Trains operating in and from this station:
High Speed trains and Regional trains
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons, Car Parking, Lockers, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Business lounges & waiting rooms, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Places to eat in the station, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Basel SBB Train Station
Address: Centralbahnplatz 4002 BaselOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm
Saturday: 8am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains
Tourist Information Point, Facilities for disabled persons, Lost and found, Bank & Currency exchange, Toilets, Luggage storage, Bicycle rental, Wi-Fi Internet and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Paris and Basel
Travelling by train from Paris to Basel
Thanks to the TGV Lyria, the travel duration between Paris and Basel is of about 3 hours. With frequent service between France and Switzerland, the high speed train is the best choice to travel between the two neighbouring countries. The TGV Lyria have comfortable carriage with large seats and a buffet car where passengers can have drinks and snacks.
The high speed trains departs from Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare de l’Est to reach Basel. Sometimes there is a stop at Mulhouse or Strasbourg. Both train stations in Paris are interconnected with other public transportations. The Basel SBB train station in Basel is located in the city centre.
The point to point ticket is the best solution to for a single return trip between Basel and Paris. However for more trips, a rail pass is the best solution. The Eurail France Switzerland Pass is ideal to visit France and Switzerland.
Discover Basel and visit other cities by train
Basel is easily reached from France. The city spans over the Rhine river. Basel has a lot of museums and interesting landmarks. The impressive Gothic cathedral is not to be missed.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Basel
Having never travelled by train in Europe and being in our 60's we were a bit nervous but the ease we were able to move luggage and find our seats was excellent. Cant remember is I got to choose seats or they were done for me. Would have prefered the table seat. Staff were very helpful in answering our queries.
This was a local transfer to get to the fast train. All went well, platform easy to find, train left on time. Only thing to be aware of is there are three steps to get on the train. Can be tricky with bags by yourself.
This is a fast train
Timetable worked well for us. No great delays but sufficient time to grab a bite to eat between connecting trains. Boards were easy to read and assistance was not far away if we needed to clarify anything. We did have to pay an extra $280 on the next leg from Basel to Paris as we had not been advised that we needed an additional ticket to cover the specific train travel in Switzerland. Luckily for us we had an understanding conductor and access to credit cards. This oversight could have been a problem for others. In all it was a long way to travel in a day, but the views were worth it and we would do it again. Travel was relaxing and prices very reasonable considering the distance we travelled.
I love travelling on European trains, but not when my seat is facing backwards. It would be great if there was an option for direction of travel, even if it cost more.
Trip went well and very comfortable
Only difficulty was the lack of sufficient clear signs from the arrivals hall to the rail platforms, and the distance. Travelling on the trains is easy.
The service by Rail Europe has been good and the trains are comfortable and of a high standard. The main issue I have is that, as Australians, we travel for several weeks at a time and have several suitcases with us. For some reason, our allocated seats were always on the upper level of the carriage, making it extremely difficult to secure our luggage. As we are not business commuters but leisure travellers, i would strongly recommend that seats be allocated at the lower level of the carriage, not the upper level. My husband had to stand downstairs at each train stop to ensure our luggage was secure, as we could not view it from our upstairs seating area.
Easy trip, compfortable and effortless arrived in Dijon in no time at all
Rail Europe made our complicated train travel itinerary in Europe very easy.
The train journey was smooth and uneventful; it passed through some very beautiful countryside and charming villages on the edge of Lake Geneva. The biggest problem was finding the entrance to the railway station in Geneva, which is not well marked, and I had to ask several people for directions.
We had a great journey and everything went very smoothly.
Had great trip from Paris to Basel in Switzerland the staff on the train were great and understanding we made one more trip later from Interlaken Swiss to Fussen in Germany and back to Zurich no problems P.S. Extra large lugage is not recomendet travel light and you be happy
As first time travellers in Europe, our travel from Paris to Basel on the TGV was very relaxing once we had found our way around Gare Lyon station and located our platform. It's disconcerting not to know which platform your train is leaving from until 10 minutes before departure. Perhaps it would be a good idea to issue travel information that at least indicates which hall the train departs from and how to identify the departure platform.
We travelled as a family of 2 adults and two teenagers from Paris to Engelberg, Switzerland, 11 Feb 2014. The 6 hour trip involved changes of trains in Basel, then Lucerne before arriving in Engelberg, late afternoon. It involved firstly the TGV Lyria then two Intercities trains. We didn't have seat reservations for the final train from Lucerne to Engelberg as they ran every hour. We only had 5 minutes connection times there, however still managed to run and get on the very next train. The TGV Lyria was even better than our Eurostar from St Pancras to Paris earlier. Comfortable and spacious in 2 Class. Diner wagon good with friendly staff. Also Australian Rail Europe staff quick to reply with initial queries. Great.