There are 9 ways to get from Lyon to Basel 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.

Recommended option

Train TGV  •  3 h 22 min

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

$85 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus via Mulhouse  •  6 h 27 min

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

$18 - $27

7 alternative options

Train via Genève  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to Geneve 6-Y
  2. Take the train from Genève to Biel/Bienne 5 / ...
  3. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Basel SBB 51

$104 - $178

Bus  •  8 h

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

$19 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Basel 259.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Lyon to Basel  •  5 h 42 min

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

$80 - $331

Fly Lyon to Strasbourg, train  •  4 h 35 min

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

$101 - $436

Fly Lyon to Zurich, train  •  5 h

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

$105 - $297

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 31 min

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

$125 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Basel is to bus which costs 15€ - 24€ and takes 6 h 27 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Lyon to Basel is to train which costs 70€ - 85€ and takes 3 h 22 min.

More details

The distance between Lyon and Basel is 289 km. The road distance is 414.6 km.

Get driving directions

The train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB takes 3 h 22 min including transfers and departs once daily.

More details

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

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Basel SBB. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

More details

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

TGV operates a train from Lyon to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lyon to Basel every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Bastia
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
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
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Basel
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Basel
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Basel
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

Want to know more about travelling around Switzerland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.