The only direct trains between Switzerland and the French capital are these high speed Lyria services.
Connect in Basel when travelling from locations in Switzerland without direct trains to Paris including; Biel, Bern, Luzern and Interlaken
Final Destination: Paris Lyon
All trains also call at: Mulhouse-Ville
Most trains also call at: Dijon-Ville
5 or 6 x trains per day
The train that usually departs Basel at around 16:34 does not operate on Saturdays
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: Around 105 days ahead of the travel date
Yes this does seem random and apologies for not being more precise, but there doesn't seem to a firm rule for when tickets will be released for this journey.
When looking for tickets on Oui.SNCF tick the 'direct trains' box, on Trainline tick the 'fastest journeys' box.
On Oui.SNCF enter 'Gare de Lyon (Paris)' in the 'to' box, on Trainline select Paris-Gare-de-Lyon.
Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day, so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.
There can be particularly big price discrepancies per departure on this route.
If tickets aren't on sale yet for your travel date, then this is a journey for which it's worth signing up to the ticket availability notification service on Oui.SNCF.
Do that and you'll receive an email within moments of the tickets being released for sale.
It's worth making the effort, as this is a journey on which the very cheapest tickets tend to sell out particularly fast.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SNCF Connect||from €29|
When travelling from Basel to most cities north of Paris by train, you have to transfer across the French capital in order to catch trains from Paris Nord.
However, an exception is the one ICE train per day that takes a Basel – Koln/Cologne – Utrecht – Amsterdam route.
This is a journey of four distinct parts.
1: The first part of the journey from Mulhouse to Basel is on conventional tracks.
2: Between Mulhouse and Dijon there is a high speed line.
3:The train switches to conventional tracks north of Dijon, this is the most scenic part of the journey
4: Finally the train will travel on the high speed line north to Paris.
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