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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Novartis Campus by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Basel Sbb  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb Tgv

SFr 95 - SFr 122

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Basel SBB N99

SFr 36 - SFr 45

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 11m

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

SFr 152 - SFr 282

Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Novartis Campus 574.3 km

SFr 70 - SFr 110

Fly to Basel  •  4h 8m

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

SFr 74 - SFr 264

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

SFr 103 - SFr 297

Paris to Novartis Campus by train and tram

The journey time between Paris and Novartis Campus is around 3h 23m and covers a distance of around 525 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 22m. Operated by TGV inOui and BVB, the Paris to Novartis Campus service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Basel, Novartis Campus. Typically 28 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 23m
Fastest journey time:
3h 22m
Journey distance:
525 km
Services per week:
28
Cheapest price:
SFr 95
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:22
Last service departs at:
18:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Novartis Campus train and tram schedules

France → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Health declaration required
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Novartis Campus is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Novartis Campus is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Novartis Campus is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, returning to France from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Novartis Campus is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Novartis Campus is to train via Basel Sbb which costs €85 - €110 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Novartis Campus. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Basel, Johanniterbrücke via Basel, Bahnhof SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Novartis Campus. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Basel, Novartis Campus via Basel, Bahnhof SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Paris and Novartis Campus is 413 km. The road distance is 574.3 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Novartis Campus without a car is to train via Basel Sbb which takes 3h 27m and costs €85 - €110.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Paris to Novartis Campus, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Novartis Campus train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Novartis Campus is to train via Basel Sbb which takes 3h 27m and costs €85 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 15m, you could also fly, which costs €65 - €240 and takes 4h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Novartis Campus.
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  • Distance: 412.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Novartis Campus, Switzerland?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 90 - SFr 120 and the journey takes 3h 4m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Basel SBB 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 8h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 600
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 270
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel St. Johann
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 280
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Paris to Novartis Campus bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Paris to Novartis Campus train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Basel Sbb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Novartis Campus is 574 km. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Paris to Novartis Campus.

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Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Novartis Campus. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

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