Sep 2, 2010 - 2:16 PM
Hello travelguruhouston. Thanks for letting us know what the SBB answered. I hope you'll enjoy travelling with your Eurail France-Switzerland Pass!
If you'll be using a free travel day with this pass for the trip from Paris to Basel, the trip will be for free. You do need seat reservations
If you wont'be using a free travel day for this trip, you'll have to pay the regular full price. Prices can differ, and the exact quotes will depend on how early you book, at what time of the day you want to travel, and so on. I wouldn't recommend to purchase your ticket right before boarding the train. Seat reservations are required on such an international trip, and if you don't book well in advance, you may find out that all seats are reserved. Prices may be higher when booking shortly in advance, too. You can book your trip through this page
, by entering Paris as your departure station and Basel as your arrival station. Enter your travel date and time as well and choose one of the connections the timetable shows.
Good luck and kind regards,