Train Basel-Paris Timetables, journey times and prices for carefree travel

Do you love to be (well) prepared? We’re going to let you in on all our secrets, including train times, journey times and ticket prices.
Here’s all the information you need for a carefree journey to the City of Light.

We offer a range of travel times to Paris to suit your schedule

Nicknamed the City of Light due to its exceptional history and charm, Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world.

With TGV Lyria departing every 2 hours (no less), it couldn’t be easier to get there.

We’re sure you’ll find the perfect option from our six daily return services.  

Basel-Paris 08:34 TGV Lyria 9206 3:04 Book
Basel-Paris 10:34 TGV Lyria 9210 3:04
Basel-Paris 12:34 TGV Lyria 9218 3:04
Basel-Paris 14:34 TGV Lyria 9222 3:04
Basel-Paris 16:34 TGV Lyria 9226 3:04
Bâle-Paris 18:34 TGV Lyria 9230 3:04

See all our timetables.  

One train journey – five cities

As it travels from Basel to Paris, TGV Lyria stops at Mulhouse, Belfort-Montbéliard TGV and Dijon, depending on the service you choose.

So you’ll get to see the changing landscape out of the train window. Keep your eyes peeled and enjoy the view. 

What should I do in Paris?

If you think Paris is all about the Eiffel Tower, bistros on every street corner and grand Haussmann-designed avenues, that’s not a bad summary of the French capital.

But that’s only a starting point for what Paris can offer.  It’s a truly eclectic city with many surprises in store, being a major hotspot for contemporary art, the capital of modern gastronomy and the latest hangout for fashionistas once again.

If you’re not sure where to start when visiting Paris, just follow our guide. We’ve curated a list of our secret spots in Paris.

When to book your train ticket

Paris is a great year-round destination, even if you’re on a budget.  With prices as low as EUR 49, it would be a shame to miss out. 

Here are three tips to find the best prices:

Want to find out more? Then head over to our Tickets and Fares page. 

Four great reasons to choose TGV Lyria for your trip from Basel to Paris

For... high-speed travel between Basel and Paris 

No, you’re not dreaming. You’ve arrived already. Yep, Basel is just 3 hrs 4 mins from Paris. And it’s direct. 

The (major) bonus of travelling with us is that you board at Basel SBB station, located in the city centre, and arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon in the 12th arrondissement, just a few minutes from the heart of the French capital. 

For... travelling while staying connected

Sitting comfortably in your seat and connected to the on-board Wi-Fi, you can make the most of your journey to reply to emails, watch a film or surf the internet.

For... travelling with complete peace of mind

We know that your time is precious, so we guarantee an unrivalled punctuality rate of 88%*.

*average of trains arriving within 15 minutes of schedule.

For... travelling with a low carbon footprint

It’s well known that train travel is better for the planet. By choosing TGV Lyria, you are choosing first and foremost an environmentally friendly mode of transport.

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 600 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 from EUR 49 / CHF 49 all year round.

  • 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.

Head for Paris!

The City of Light is waiting for you