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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
"Eurail Travel in Switzerland"Robyn k.
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.
"Good option for travel"Nina r. 07/10/2013
My recent trip was punctual and comfortable, and it was great to be able to take a cab from my lodging to Gare de Lyons and again from Torino Porta Susa to my home, with maximum convenience and at reasonable cost. I enjoyed just watching the countryside and reading my book — beats airport hassles.
"Gare Lyon-Lausanne"Nina r. 07/10/2013
My trip for the above is very good. Ground staff were helpful this time, seats were comfortable, convenient and price was reasonable. The cabins however were not clean. Lots of rubbish fell in between and quite dusty, rather unsightly. Regards, Lyn