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Paris - Basel
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TGV Lyria| (60 Reviews)
TGV Lyria is operated by the French national railway-SNCF and the Swiss national railway-CFF. The high speed train links France and Switzerland. TGV Lyria enables you to reach Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lausanne and Geneva from Gare de Lyon in less (...)
TGV| (317 Reviews)
TGV, the ‘Train à Grande Vitesse’ is the fastest way to travel to more than 1400 destinations in Europe. With record-breaking speeds of up to 320 km/h, whether your destination is on the other side of France or beyond the borders you’ll reach it in (...)
Main stations in Paris and Basel
Paris Gare de LyonOpening 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’EstOpening 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 SBBOpening 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.