Trains Paris to Basel

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Trains Paris <> Basel

Booking horizon  3-6 months*
Duration 3h03
Distance  464km 
Direct trains Yes
First train Paris 07h23
Last train Paris 20h40
First train Basel 05h21
Last train Basel 20h21
Trains per day

5

Train company TGV
Station Paris Paris Gare de l'Est
Station Basel Basel SBB

*TGV = 3 months (tickets for the summer are available from February), ICE = 6 months

Timetable

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The first train leaves at 07h23 from Paris Gare de l'Est to Basel SBB, the last train leaves at 20h40. The journey time is 3 hours and 3 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 5 trains run between Paris and Basel. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Paris to Basel!

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

  • TGV - More info and photo's 

France by train - Train tickets & info

Tips and tricks to book cheap train tickets France

  • Book as early as possible, tickets are available three months in advance (tickets for the summer can be booked from February) Train tickets can be three times as cheap if they are booked in advance

  • If possible, avoid trains during rush hour and TGV's used by Parisians for "weekend breaks" to travel to the country side

  • If tickets are sold out or very expensive, you could try to buy tickets to a destination nearby and from there to your final destination

  • Sometimes regionals trains are much cheaper than TGV-trains, but often the travel time is much longer

  • Travel on very early trains or late in the evening is often the cheapest option, except for some busy routes, like Paris to London

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Paris Gare de l'Est - Info

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare de l"est is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the TGV to Strasbourg. 

Nearby the station are some fine and affordable hotels. Around the station you will find a lot of restaurants and bistro's. In the station you can use the free Wifi. 

Info

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 07h30-23h00
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Bike: 29 minutes, very cheap free city bike at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 34 minutes, Metro 4 and RER C
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 35 minutes
  • Bike: 15 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 10 minutes, Metro 7
  • -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Lyon 

  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 16 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 4 and RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare du Nord

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 4 minutes, Metro 4
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare Montparnasse

  • Walking: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 19 minutes, Metro 4
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz  

  • Walking: 49 minutes
  • Bike: 16 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 15 minutes, Metro 5
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Paris Gare de l'Est - Hotels near the station

Paris Gare de l'Est - Rental cars

Rent a cheap car at the train station

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Rental Cars

>8 rental car companies. A few have offices in the departure hall. Sixt, Europcar, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar and more.   


 

 

Basel SBB - Info

Railway Station Basel

The name of the main station of Basel is Basel SBB. The station is located near the city centre, 10 minutes by foot. Another major station is Basel Bad, located on the German side of the town, 2 kilomters from he centre. 

Info

  • Wifi: yes, SBB hotspot 
  • Lockers: yes 
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: -
  • Subway: -
  • Bus: - 
  • Tram: 5 minutes, Tram 4
  • Taxi: yes

Basel SBB - Hotels near the station

Basel SBB - Rental cars

Trains to Basel