Route overview
Avg. journey time3h 58m
Trains per day1
Fare range€25-€309
Distance290km
Train operatorsALSA, eurolines_france, flixbus, idbus,
First & last trains
First train departs at05:24
Last train departs at18:34
Fastest journey
Fastest route3h 22m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationBasel
Destination StationLyon

Train times for Tue 23 Jan

09:21
09:44
Basel
Lyon
3h 35m1 change
10:34
11:58
Basel
Lyon
4h 10m1 change
11:21
11:44
Basel
Lyon
4h 05m1 change
13:21
13:44
Basel
Lyon
3h 41m1 change
14:34
15:59
Basel
Lyon
4h 10m1 change

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Basel to Lyon start at €66.18 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€66.18
14 days
in advance
€74.45
Avg. single price
On the day
€95.98
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Basel to Lyon?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Basel to Lyon is €25. To buy train tickets from Basel to Lyon for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

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

The average journey time between Basel and Lyon is 3 hours and 58 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 22 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 10 trains per day travelling from Basel to Lyon. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Basel to Lyon?

The first train from Basel to Lyon departs at 05:24. The last train from Basel to Lyon departs at 18:34. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Basel and Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Basel to Lyon without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Basel to Lyon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

How do I get back to Basel?

By train, of course. See trains from Lyon to Basel.

  • *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 23/01/2018. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 24/10/2017 for travel on 27/10/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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