There are 9 ways to get from Basel to Lyon by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train TGV  •  3 h 24 min

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

$85 - $100

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus / ...

$19 - $110

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Bus via Mulhouse  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus

$19 - $28

Train via Genève  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne 51
  2. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Genève 5 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon-Perrache

$99 - $180

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Lyon 259.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Basel to Lyon  •  6 h 7 min

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

$74 - $312

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon  •  4 h 19 min

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

$100 - $437

Train to Zurich, fly to Lyon  •  4 h 51 min

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

$107 - $295

Train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

$126 - $275

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Lyon is to bus which costs SFr 19 - SFr 28 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Lyon is to train which costs SFr 85 - SFr 100 and takes 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 train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu takes 3 h 24 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Lyon - Perrache Bus station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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

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

TGV operates a train from Basel to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 24 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Basel to Lyon hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
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 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
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 Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
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 Figari
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 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
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Basel SBB to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Mulhouse to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Basel City Center to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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