Train Paris → BaselFrom HK$267
- 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
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.
Visit Basel and discover other popular train journeys
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.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Basel
We enjoyed the journey, anyhow train was late due to some unknown reason by 30 min but its ok.
I REALLY CONSIDER THIS EXPERIENCE AS A DREAM TRIP BY TRAIN. FELT SO COMFORTABLE AND RELAX. MY KIDS ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH TOO AND EXCITED AND ASKING FOR WHEN OUR NEXT TRIP BY TGV LYRIA. THANK YOU TGV LYRIA FOR THIS WONDERFUL TRIP. I RECOMMEND TGV LYRIA TO THE WHOLE WORLD. THANKS AGAIN, AMAR
Not enough room for luggage, and compartment for luggage was difficult to manage for heavy luggage.
First class seats are better.. opt for that ! Online system is easy to use,pay, collect n off u go..
There was no place to put my bags in, there was no numbers on chairs, the train itself was comfortable and quite smooth
Train travel in Switzerland was fantastic, always on time and always clean. Felt very safe. We did travel from Basel to Paris by train and the toilets were very bad and the main Railway Station in Paris was really dirty but that may have just been a bad day. All the stations in Switzerland were very clan. Staff at Stations and on Trains exceptionally helpful and also all announcements were made in a number if languages so that helped since English was one of them. Can highly recommend travelling by Rail if you are holidaying in Switzerland.
The train inside were clean and comfortable. Services and most of the staffs were good. One thing that bothering us was our seats were on upstairs so we had to bring all large luggage up with us which so tired and no one helped.
Yes I enjoyed the ride - it is very comfortable. As to value for money, I am not that certain.
We got a first class with a good promotion. It's very good fo travel for long distant. Staffs are very nice.
Trip was smooth, convenient and without issue. Train left on time and service was excellent on the train.
The trip was very good but to many stops
We were in 6 couch compartment. Was not at all comfortable. lady in the mid night came. making lot of noise. then she realised it was not her compartment. Secondly no offering of tea or coffee, toilets were unclean. Not a good experience of Thello atleast
i didn't know that TGV give passenger lunch! it suprised me! and service and facility was very good! i'll use TGV next time!
Really comfortable, fast train. This was our first time travelling on a train in Europe and we were really happy with the experience. Actually, even more comfortable than flying, very convenient plus lovely views. Food was really expensive though but that's to be expected I guess.
I had booked the first class tickets well in advance and it was worth it every penny. Since i was travelling with 2 year old son and lots of luggage, the first class compartment gave enough space and moreover excellent comfort for my 2 year old son. The staff was very nice and helpful and food was excellent too. Loved the journey.