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

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Train  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB Tgv

$100 - $115

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Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Basel, Basel central station 099 / ...

$30 - $120

5 alternative options

Train via Mulhouse Ville  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville Tgv

$108 - $128

Train SNCF  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Paris-Est to Gare de Mulhouse Mulhouse - Paris-Est / ...

$80 - $114

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Basel 355.9 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH

$63 - $314

Fly Paris CDG to Basel  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL

$60 - $286

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Basel is to bus which costs 28€ - 100€ and takes 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Basel is to fly which costs 50€ - 280€ and takes 2 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Basel, Basel central station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Basel SBB. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Paris and Basel is 413 km. The road distance is 569.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Basel without a car is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 85€ - 100€.

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The train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB takes 3 h 3 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Paris to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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Paris to Basel train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Basel is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 85€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 100€ and takes 9 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 280€ and takes 2 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Basel.
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  • Distance: 258 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Paris to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $115 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 9 h 10 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Paris-Est to Gare de Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $150
Bus operators
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 Paris, Paris to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Basel
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Paris to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Paris to Basel train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Basel is 569 km. It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to drive from Paris to Basel.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport.

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There are 506+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 9€.

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