Train Basel-Paris Timetables, journey time, prices

To organise your journey between Basel and Paris under the best conditions, look up practical information from TGV Lyria: timetables, journey, stations served, fares, etc.

Nicknamed the city of lights, Paris with its exceptional charm and history remains one of the most frequently visited cities in the world. There is no easier way to travel there than with TGV Lyria.

Timetable for trains to Paris

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TGV Lyria operates 6 daily outward and return trains between Basel and Paris from Monday to Sunday.

Basel-Paris 08:34 TGV Lyria 9206 3;04 Book From CHF 29 / EUR 29 
Basel-Paris 10:34 TGV Lyria 9210 (1) 3:04
From CHF 29 / EUR 29
Basel-Paris 12:34 TGV Lyria 9218 3:04
From CHF 29 / EUR 29 
Basel-Paris 14:34 TGV Lyria 9222 3:04
From CHF 29 / EUR 29
Basel-Paris 16:34 TGV Lyria 9226 3:04
From CHF 29 / EUR 29
Bâle-Paris 18:34 TGV Lyria 9230/32 3:04
From CHF 29 / EUR 29

Towns served by this train

Le TGV Lyria stops at Mulhouse, and stops at Belfort-Montbéliard TGV and Dijon according to the timetable..

  • Basel
  • Mulhouse
  • Belfort-Montbéliard TGV
  • Dijon
  • Paris-Gare de Lyon

Basel to Paris in 3 hours and 4 minutes from Basel CFF

415 km apart, Paris is just 3 hours and 4 minutes from Basel, thanks to the TGV Lyria, which covers this distance at a maximum speed of 320 km/h.

From city centre to city centre, TGV Lyria is the fastest and most comfortable way to travel to Paris from Basel. Your TGV Lyria departs from Basel CFF and takes you to the Paris station of Gare de Lyon in the 12th district, just a few minutes from the heart of the French capital.

With TGV Lyria you can make the best use of your time between Basel and Paris by relaxing or being productive. It is a smooth journey without the inconvenience of connections and with no queuing.

When to book your train ticket

To obtain your Basel-Paris train ticket at the best price, we recommend booking in advance. With TGV Lyria, if you reserve your ticket 6 months before departure, you could benefit from the lowest prices, from CHF 29 / EUR 29. In short - plan ahead!

If you are travelling as a family with children or teenagers, SNCF discount cards are available for young people. There are other beneficial fare options for those aged 60 years plus or for frequent weekend travellers. 

Other solutions are available for booking your train ticket at the lowest fares.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many TGV Lyria services are there to Paris?

    There are six return services a day, Monday to Sunday, between Zurich and Paris, which also stop in Basel. Trains depart every 2 hours from Basel SBB station. This page displays all our train timetables.

  • How long does it take to get from Basel to Paris by train?

    The journey takes around 3 hours. The TGV Lyria covers the 415 km between Paris and Basel at a top speed of 320 km/h.

  • How much does a Basel–Paris ticket cost?

    On the Basel–Paris services, you have a choice of three classes: BUSINESS 1ERE, STANDARD 1ERE and STANDARD. Single tickets in STANDARD class are available from TGV Lyria for CHF 49 / EUR 49 all year round. By purchasing your ticket four months in advance, you can benefit from prices as low as CHF 29 / EUR 29 from the point at which tickets go on sale.

  • What cities does the service call at?

    En route to Paris the TGV Lyria service calls at Mulhouse and Dijon or Belfort-Montbéliard TGV station, depending on the time of day.