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Paris - Basel
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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.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Basel
"Fast and efficient!"Emily y.
We took the train from Paris to Reims for champagne tours and it was quiet, comfortable, fast and fun! I recommend!
"A great train trip"Willa s. 12/04/2014
As on previous CDG trips, this one was great- arrival and departure right on time, comfortable seating and the wonderful convenience of leaving from the airport., Our only problem was in booking - I didn't take note ot the site I booked (and paid ) on so when an email of confirmation did not arrive, I was unable to track our tickets and had to re-book and re-pay.
"Zurich to Paris by TGV"Vaughan h. 12/04/2014
Nice fast trip in comfortable seating. Good range of food in the dining car, helpful staff.
"Paris long weekend"Stewart g. 10/04/2014
Easy to book, fast and reliable the TVG was exactly what you would expect from a premier rail service. The return journey on the ICE was good but not equal to the TGV experience. I would and have happily recommended the service to friends.
"Paris to London"Leslie a. 10/04/2014
Fast, courteous service. Will use again
"Train from Rennes to CDG "Barbara m. 13/12/2013
I booked in advance and managed to obtain return first class tickets at a good price. The journeys were fast, smooth, warm, quiet and comfortable. I look forward to many more train journeys in the future.
"Trip from Paris to London"Xuan Tian s. 11/12/2013
Booking a Eurostar train from Paris Gare Du Nord to London St Pancras was easy and fast. However, we were unable to choose our seats and we got a back facing seat. It was quite uncomfortable and we didn't like siting back facing. It would be good if Rail Europe allow choosing of seats on the website.
"Aachen to Paris"Marc p. 10/12/2013
We traveled to Germany with my husband on business. It was very convenient to get to the Aachen train station and then to Paris. The train station in Paris was 2 blocks from our hotel. The ease of taking the train helped make the trip memorable. The train was clean and neat and the seat have adequate room if you have to travel for long periods of time.
"Trip to Paris"Siu Wang Stephen w. 10/12/2013
A very good trip.
"Excellent Experience"Ai Luan p. 10/12/2013
Very convenience and value for money for our Paris-London trip.
"Paris to Amsterdam"Luke g. 07/12/2013
Good price/ Good time/ Everything exceeded my expectation! Overall very happy with the service.
"Eurostar - Paris to London"Debra p. 06/12/2013
On time, comfortable - excellent. With RailEurope we paid in NZ dollars before our trip assisting with our budget and found that the price we paid was by far the least expensive fare available.
"Paris to Lourdes trip"Gnanasekaran c. 05/12/2013
We travelled from Paris to Lourdes by First Class. The heater was not working efficiently and so we were feeling cold. The train was delayed by 3 hours and 30 minutes. The announcements could also be in English in addition to French, since it is difficult for Foreigners like us to follow. The couchette was comfortable to lie. Thanks to the complimentary breakfast.
"Amsterdam to Paris"Kunal s. 04/12/2013
Trip was nice with train leaving and arriving on time. However, they could do better by providing WiFi access in Second class. Book early and you may get First Class at the price of Second Class.
"Trip from Paris to Brusells "Moazzam r. 02/12/2013
The trip on the Thalys Euro train from Paris to Brussels was an amazing experience, with the high speed train leaving the departing station on time and arriving slightly ahead of time as well - very punctual indeed compared to the rail service in other parts of the world. Keep up the good work. As first class passenger I was expecting better meal service with greater variety on the train. The food quality served during the trip definitely has room for improvement. Overall the seat were very comfortable, the ticketing staff