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Lyon to Basel by train

The journey from Lyon to Basel by train is 180.07 mi and takes 7 hr 13 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:34 AM and the last at 8:38 PM. It is possible to travel from Lyon to Basel by train for as little as $53.36 or as much as $176.53. The best price for this journey is $53.36.

Lowest Price$53.36
Journey Duration7 hr 13 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$53.36
Highest Price$176.53
First Departure8:34 AM
Last Departure8:38 PM
Distance180.07 mi
DepartureLyon
ArrivalBasel
CarriersTGV Lyria, TERMore

Lyon to Basel Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Lyon to Basel by train?

Prices will vary when you travel from Lyon to Basel. On average, though, you'll pay about $84.92 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $53.36, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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When you're traveling from Lyon to Basel, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $84.92. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long will it take me to travel from Lyon to Basel by train?

The journey between Lyon and Basel by train is approximately 180.07 mi. It will take you more or less 7 hr 13 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey from Lyon to Basel covers a distance of 180.07 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 7 hr 13 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 3 hr 34 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Lyon to Basel faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the first and last departures from Lyon to Basel?

The first journey of the day departs from Lyon at 8:34 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 8:38 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Lyon and Basel. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Lyon to Basel leaving at 8:34 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 8:38 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations can I use to travel from Lyon to Basel?

In Lyon, departure stations include Lyon Saint-Paul,Lyon - Part-Dieu,Lyon - Vaise,Lyon, Perrache. When you arrive in Basel, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Basel Euroairport FR,Basel St. Johann,Basel Sbb,Basel Bad Bhf. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many daily journeys are there from Lyon to Basel?

The route from Lyon to Basel is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Lyon 4 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Lyon to Basel, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 4 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Lyon to Basel. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Basel
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Lyon to Basel.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lyon to Basel, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Lyon to Basel.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Lyon to Basel

The cheapest Lyon - Basel train tickets can be found for as low as $50.72 if you’re lucky, or $70.17 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $98.53.

Find the best day to travel to Basel by train

When travelling to Basel by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

TGV Lyria is a high-speed train service that operates between France and Switzerland. It is a joint venture between the French national railway company SNCF and SBB, the Swiss national railway company. TGV Lyria trains operate on several routes between major cities in France and Switzerland, including Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Basel, and Bern. The trains are known for their high speed, with some routes reaching speeds of up to 320 km/h (200 mph), making them one of the fastest trains in Europe.

Ticket types and facilities from Lyon to Basel

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by TER and TGV Lyria when traveling from Lyon to Basel.

Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Standard

STANDARD ticket provides an affordable 2nd class journey experience with three levels of exchange and refund flexibility - full, partial, and no flexibility - on all France - Switzerland international routes.
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Standard 1ère

STANDARD 1ÈRE ticket provides a value-for-money first-class journey with flexibility and access to all trains, available on all international routes between France and Switzerland.
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Business 1ère

BUSINESS 1ÈRE caters to passengers seeking a luxurious travel experience, with flexibility, tailored amenities and services, and is available on specific routes during weekdays and select times on Sundays.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
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Connect to _WIFI_LYRIA for free WiFi and access the TGV Lyria Portal via your browser.
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A quiet car exclusive to TGV Lyria BUSINESS 1ERE, perfect for focused work or relaxation.
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Carriages are air-conditioned, with air filtered every three minutes and fully refreshed every nine minutes.
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All seats in both classes have 2-pin, 230v power sockets for laptops and mobiles.
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On TGV Lyria trains, you can bring hand luggage that's easy to carry and fits neatly in the designated spaces. This ensures everyone has room for their belongings and can enjoy a smooth ride
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First Class carriages 1 or 11 have 2 seats for passengers with reduced mobility. Book these seats in advance, or a standard seat if they're taken. Station assistance for wheelchair storage is available upon request.
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On TGV Lyria trains, choose between 'Le Deli' available in the café-bar or at your seat with a STANDARD ticket, and 'La Table' for a French-Swiss meal with a BUSINESS 1ÈRE ticket.
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On TGV Lyria trains, you're welcome to bring a variety of items with you. This includes folded bikes (no larger than 130 x 90 cm), kids' pushchairs, skis, foldable scooters (both electric and manual), surf and snowboards, encased musical instruments, and wheelchairs (manual or electric) for those with mobility challenges.
Services on board TGV Lyria, TER and FlixBus from Lyon to Basel
Compare services on board when travelling from Lyon to Basel by train.
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Lyon to Basel CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
20.29kg
Bus
21.73kg
Flight
57.96kg
Car
46.37kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Lyon to Basel by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Lyon and Basel are 20.29kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Lyon and Basel? By taking the train between Lyon and Basel you will save 37.67kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.44kg compared to a bus and 26.08kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Lyon to Basel?
A train ticket from Lyon to Basel is $84.92. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $53.36.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Basel?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lyon to Basel is $53.36. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Lyon and Basel by train?
Lyon to Basel is 180.07 mi.
How long does the train between Lyon and Basel take?
Lyon to Basel is on average 7 hr 13 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 34 min.
Which companies operate from Lyon to Basel?
The train journey from Lyon to Basel is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TGV Lyria, TER, FlixBus and TGV inOui.
How many train connections per day go from Lyon to Basel?
Lyon to Basel has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Lyon to Basel leave?
The earliest train from Lyon to Basel departs at 8:34 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Lyon to Basel depart?
The latest train from Lyon to Basel departs at 8:38 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Lyon to Basel in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $53.36 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Lyon to Basel by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Lyon and Basel is 3 hr 34 min.
Is there a direct train from Lyon to Basel?
Yes, there is a direct train between Lyon and Basel.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lyon to Basel by train?
The train journey from Lyon to Basel creates 20.29kg of CO2 emissions.

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