Basel to Lyon

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Trains to Lyon

Tue 6 Jun

4h 10m1 change
4h 46m1 change
4h 30m2 changes
4h 24m1 change
4h 10m1 change

Train times

Avg. journey time5h 30m
First train dept00:02
Last train dept22:39

Train info

Fastest route3h 25m
Trains per day1
Fare range€25-€157**


Origin StationBasel
Destination StationLyon
Return Journey

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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 5 hours and 30 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 25 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 14 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 00:02. The last train from Basel to Lyon departs at 22:39. 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.
  • *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 06/06/2017. 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 24/02/2017 for travel on 18/05/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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