Train Paris → BaselFrom AU$ 45
- 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)
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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
I love travelling by train in europe - so easy and reliable. The trains are clean, efficient, and come on time.
Loved the journey, once we boarded the train. Interesting and relaxing . Food served 'plane' style was a pleasant surprise.
After nearly missing this train due to inept Paris taxi service, this was a welcome relief. The tickets that we had printed out from home, did not have a clear carriage number, which meant that we were in the wrong carriage and had to drag our 4 suitcase through 2 carriages to get to the right one. Once in there, it was a very comfortable and enjoyable trip and quite fast.
We travelled by train throughout our recent holidays in Europe and can say that it is a rather relaxing way to travel. Not waiting at airports, more leg room than in a plane, etc. Some trains were more comfortable then others. Our journey on the Lyria from Paris to Basel was one of the more notable ones and was the one where the meal served was better than the other trains we took.
Train from Lucerne did not arrive so we had to get to basil on alternative route. Station staff were unaware of viable alternatives. Lucky we found a very nice Swiss gentleman who helped us to suburban route unfortunately we had to stand
Travelled second class, but comfortable and plenty of leg room for my large frame. Space on luggage racks was tight once carriage full. Thumbs up
A very comfortable trip on a fast train. A great way to get from Basel to Paris in a relaxed manner
WE TRAVELLED BY TGV LYRIA FROM PARIS TO BASEL ON OUR WAY TO LUCERNE. IT IS THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO GO. NO HASSEL OF TRANSFER TO AND FROM AIR PORTS AD CLEARING CUSTOMS OR IMMIGRATION. THE GARE LYON STATION IN PARIS IS ABOUT 4 KM FROM CENTRAL ARIS AND TAXIS COST 15 TO 25 EUROS. THE TRAIN WAS VERY COMFORTABLE. WE WERE SERVED BREAKFAST IN FIRST CLASS. A SEAT IN THE UPPER LEVEL IS PREFERABLE. THERE IS PLENTY OF SPACE TO STORE LUGGAGE IN THE COACH.
The train trip from Paris Gare Lyon to Mulhouse Ville was excellent, and I would definitely do it again. The scenery was lovely and the trip relaxing. I was happy to have been allocated a window seat in the upstairs area.