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Train trips from Basel SBB to Paris

Working out your travel plans from Basel to Paris? Consider taking the train and you’ll be taken from the centre of the Swiss city to the famous City of Light in just three hours. TGV Lyria trains travel at speeds of up to 320 km/h, with all the onboard facilities you need such as WiFi access and power sockets.

Direct trains take you from Basel station to Paris Gare de Lyon, which is ideally located to explore all that the French capital has to offer. You won’t have to venture far to find great Parisian fare either, with fine dining options available in the station itself. And the best part? You don’t need to worry about where to park or pesky GPS systems. The station offers easy access to the rest of the city with plenty of Metro lines and buses.

Ready to learn more? Scroll down for all the information you need about the Basel SBB to Paris train route, including train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Basel SBB to Paris by train

It takes an average of 4h 24m to travel from Basel SBB to Paris by train, over a distance of around 258 miles (415 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Basel SBB to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €25.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 4m
PriceFrom €25.40
Distance258 miles (415 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
Departure stationBasel SBB
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTGV Lyria, Union Ivkoni (Bus)

Basel SBB to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel SBB to Paris for Tuesday 18th May 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:34 10:38 3h 4m, direct
07:34 10:38 3h 4m, direct
07:51 11:33 3h 42m, 1 change
09:21 01:16 3h 55m, 1 change
10:21 02:08 3h 47m, 1 change
10:21 02:08 3h 47m, 1 change
11:21 03:28 4h 7m, 1 change
11:21 04:01 4h 40m, 1 change
01:34 04:38 3h 4m, direct
02:21 06:24 4h 3m, 1 change

TGV Lyria trains from Basel SBB to Paris

You can travel from Basel SBB to Paris on TGV Lyria 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.

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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).

Cheap train tickets from Basel SBB to Paris

The price of train tickets from Basel SBB to Paris starts at €25.40 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 SBB to Paris 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Basel SBB to Paris? 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 SBB to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Basel SBB and Paris is 4 hours and 24 minutes, with around 21 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 SBB and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel SBB to Paris is 3 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel SBB to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Basel SBB to Paris can start from as little as €25.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Basel SBB to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Basel SBB to Paris without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Basel SBB to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Basel SBB to Paris leave?

The first train from Basel SBB to Paris leaves at 11:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Basel SBB to Paris leave?

The last train from Basel SBB to Paris leaves at 10:21. 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 SBB and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Basel SBB to Paris cover a distance of around 258 miles (415 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Basel SBB. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Basel SBB to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel SBB to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2021. 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 06/03/2021 for travel on 06/03/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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