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train from Basel to Paris

I am looking for some info for a train from Basel to Paris for my brother and his wife. It would be on a Sunday, April 13th 2008. Does anyone know how far the station is from the port on the river and what the cost is for a train ticket? Tak, if you are reading this, I would love some input from you if you know. Also, what times the trains run would be helpful. Thanks for any input.


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1. Re: train from Basel to Paris

Hi, yhou can get all the train schedules at the Swiss Rail website - English pages -


Fares are listed there as well. It appears the TGV is 138 SF for one way, 2nd class

Hope this helps until Taks comes online! Hi, Taks.

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2. Re: train from Basel to Paris

I haven't seen taksi for quite some time on this forum.

With the taxi it is 15 minutes from the port to railway station SNCF. It will cost about CHF 20.--.

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3. Re: train from Basel to Paris

hallo Redpat,

for the train schedules have a look at the site that kileysmom suggested: www.sbb.ch.

there is a TGV train that goes directly from Basel to Paris and leaves from (normally) platform 5 from the SBB main station at 08:02, 10:55 15:02 and 19:02 hours. You must have a reservation for this train.

There are more trains of course between Basel and Paris, with one change in Strasbourg (of which you might want to profit and spent a couple of hours there-it is a very beautiful city)for whch I do not kno wif you need reservations beforehand.

I think the best thing for you to do is to plan when you want to go and buy the tickets and reservations online (from the site above) This will save time queing at the station.Plus you can profit from the offers.

browse a bit for the prices, because there are good offers to be found. The one that is permanent is the piccolisimo and Piccolo:


the distance between your port of arrival (Dreiländereck) and the railroad station is about 7 kilometres and there are trams but it will be more easy to get a taxi. Do not worry about that, taxi drivers are honest in Switzerland. It will cost you about 25 to 30 swiss francs (22 to 27 usd). Make clear that you want The SBB Railroad Station and not the Badischer Bahnhof.

I hope this helps a bit. Pls ask if you have more questions

take care


PS: hallo back at you kileysmom. Sorry for not being in contact or in the forum- I am a bit under the weather.

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4. Re: train from Basel to Paris

Tak and other responders

Thanks again for your wonderful help. I will pass this info on to my brother and his wife who are going to Paris after our river cruise. You are always most helpful. I hope you are feeling better, Tak.


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