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Take the train from Basel to Reims in 2 hours 36 minutes

If you want to travel from Basel to Reims by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Basel to Reims by train to take around 5 hours 2 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 2 hours 36 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 15 trains per day running on this route, which spans 322 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Reims. TGV, ICE or SNCF are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Basel to Reims start from $58.45 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Basel to Reims by train

It takes an average of 5h 2m to travel from Basel to Reims by train, over a distance of around 200 miles (322 km). There are normally 15 trains per day traveling from Basel to Reims and tickets for this journey start from $58.45 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 36m
PriceFrom $58.45
Distance200 miles (322 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train05:37
Last train22:38
Departure stationBasel
Arrival stationReims
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsTGV Lyria, SNCF, Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, SBB CFF FFS

Basel to Reims train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel to Reims for Tuesday Sep 27th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:51 10:14 4h 23m, 2 changes
06:21 11:55 5h 34m, 3 changes
06:21 12:03 5h 42m, 2 changes
07:34 13:38 6h 4m, 1 change
07:51 13:36 5h 45m, 3 changes
07:51 13:38 5h 47m, 2 changes
11:51 14:48 2h 57m, 1 change
12:21 15:27 3h 6m, 1 change
14:51 17:56 3h 5m, 1 change
15:51 18:27 2h 36m, 1 change

TGV Lyria, SNCF, Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains from Basel to Reims

You can travel from Basel to Reims on TGV Lyria, SNCF, Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoChabe01, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Reims

The price of train tickets from Basel to Reims starts at $58.45 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Basel to Reims by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Basel to Reims

Want to know more about your journey from Basel to Reims? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Basel to Reims take?

The average journey time by train between Basel and Reims is 5 hours and 2 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Basel and Reims by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel to Reims is 2 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel to Reims cost?

Train tickets from Basel to Reims can start from as little as $58.45 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Basel to Reims?

No, there are no direct train services from Basel to Reims. Travelling from Basel to Reims by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Basel to Reims leave?

The first train from Basel to Reims leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Basel to Reims leave?

The last train from Basel to Reims leaves at 22:38. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Basel and Reims by train?

Trains travelling from Basel to Reims cover a distance of around 200 miles (322 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Reims to Basel.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel to Reims for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/27/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/05/2022 for travel on 09/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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