There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Lyon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$85 - $95

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Bus Isilines  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Besançon
  2. Take the bus from Besançon to Lyon N720 / ...

$33 - $47

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Lyon Gare de Perrache N122

$35 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Lyon 259.2 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS

$99 - $435

Fly from Basel  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Lyon (LYS) BSL - LYS

$74 - $321

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) ZRH - LYS

$114 - $295

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Lyon Gare de Perrache. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Basel and Lyon is 289 km. The road distance is 414.7 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs .

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The train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu takes 3 h 24 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Basel to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Basel station.

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Basel to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Lyon is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Strasbourg Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Basel to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Lyon Gare de Perrache station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 180.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Lyon, France?

inOui TGV operates a train from Basel to Lyon twice a week. Tickets cost $85 - $95 and the journey takes 3 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Lyon via Besançon in around 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Basel to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Figari
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Lyon Gare de Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Besançon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
isilines.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Besançon to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Basel to Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Basel to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Lyon is 415 km. It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to drive from Basel to Lyon.

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Hop! offers flights from Strasbourg Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Basel to Lyon bus tickets online with Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 1069+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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