By Train from London (United Kingdom) to Basel / Bâle (Switzerland) - Option 2: via Paris, transferring between the Gare Du Nord and Gare De Lyon

Journey Summary

Depart London (United Kingdom)

London St Pancras International

Arrive Basel / Bâle (Switzerland)

Basel SBB/Bâle CFF
Journey Time
6hr 45min* (approx)
*When looking up this journey on Trainline you will see additional connections that involve more than 1 x change of train.

Mon - Thurs = 3 x connections per day
Friday = 4 x connections
Saturday = 3 x connections
Sunday = 2 x connections

Changing trains in: Paris

The Eurostar will arrive in Paris at the Gare Du Nord, but the Lyria train on to Basel will depart from the Gare De Lyon.

This guide explains how to make the transfer between the two stations by RER train.

The London to Basel tickets do not include the transfer across Paris.

When making a booking, check the connection time between the arrival at Gare Du Nord and the departure from Gare De Lyon.

Most of the journeys have a connection time of around 1hr 30mins - which should ensure that you won't be making the transfer across Paris against the clock!

The alternative option:

If you want to avoid having to make your own way between stations in Paris, but are happy to:

(1) take a bit of a chance on making some tightly timed connections between trains,

(2) spend more than an additional two hours on trains,

there is an alternative journey option via Bruxelles.


Train 1

  • Depart: London (United Kingdom)
  • Arrive: Paris (France)
  • Journey time: 2hr 16min - 2hr 25min

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Train 2

  • Depart: Paris (France)
  • Arrive: Basel / Bâle (Switzerland)
  • Journey time: 3hr 4min (approx)

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Ticket information

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