Train Paris Basel Timetables, journey time, prices

Timetables, journey time, prices

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

Basel is located next to the Rhine, in the heart of Europe.
Located to the extreme north-west of Switzerland, between France and Germany, Basel is third biggest city in the country in terms of population. With a rich historical heritage, it boasts numerous cultural and architectural treasures, combining the old and the new. Its economic growth originates in the port on the Rhine, the only point of entry and exit to Swizterland.

Timetables for trains to Basel

To find all the timetables, click here.


Paris-Basel 07:22 TGV Lyria 9203 3:04 Book From €29
Paris-Basel 10:22 TGV Lyria 9211 3:04 Book From €29
Paris-Basel 12:22 TGV Lyria 9213/9233 3:04 Book From €29
Paris-Basel 14:22 TGV Lyria 9215 3:04 Book From €29
Paris-Basel 16:22 TGV Lyria 9219 3:04 Book From €29
Paris-Basel 18:22 TGV Lyria 9223 3:04 Book From €29

Towns served by this train

The TGV always serves Mulhouse, and stops at Dijon, Belfort-Montbéliard TGV et Zurich in accordance with the timetable.

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

Paris Basel in 3 hours and 4 minutes from Paris Gare de Lyon

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

From city centre to city centre, TGV Lyria provides the fastest and most comfortable transportation from Paris to Basel. Your TGV Lyria leaves Paris Gare de Lyon in the 12th district in the eastern part of Paris. You alight at Basel station, next to the heart of the Swiss city. 

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

Paris Basel cheap train tickets!

To obtain your Paris-Basel 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 €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 per day to Basel?

    There are six return services a day, Monday to Sunday, on the Paris-Zurich route, which includes a stop at Basel. Apart from the first train of the day, departures are every 2 hours from Paris Gare de Lyon station. This page displays all our train timetables.

  • How long is the train journey from Paris to Basel?

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

  • How much does a Paris–Basel ticket cost?

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

  • What cities does the service call at?

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