Train Paris → Basel
Duration 03:03 - From $34
Your travel by train from Paris to Basel
The journey between Paris and Basel is over 3 hours travelling direct with the TGV Lyria. The high speed trains travel between France and Switzerland regularly. The trains are air-conditioned and the carriages are spacious and comfortable. There’s a buffet bar with hot and cold snacks and refreshments and First Class passengers are served a light meal in-seat.
The TGV Lyria departs Paris from Gare de Lyon and Paris Est to Basel with both direct trains and those which change at Mulhouse or Strasbourg. Both Paris stations are well connected by public transport. Basel Station is made up of two stations, the Swiss SBB and French SNCF. From Basel Station onward travel around Switzerland and abroad is easy and bus 50 runs regularly to the airport.
Travellers who are visiting Basel from Paris and returning to the French capital should choose a point to point ticket. For those who are exploring further there are rail passes on offer. The Eurail France Switzerland pass will allow train travellers to hop on and off and explore both countries in depth.
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On the border of France and Germany, Basel is a gem in Switzerland’s pretty landscape. The picturesque town spans the river Rhine and offers visitors plenty do with lots of art and culture. There are over 40 museums including Basel’s fine art museum (Kunstmuseum) and the Cultural Museum. Take a boat ride on the Rhine, find the impressive Gothic cathedral and wander through the medieval town centre stopping for a traditional honey snack on the way.