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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Metz by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Forbach(F) to Metz Ville Saarbrücken-Forbach-Metz / ...

$67 - $94

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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Metz 780 / ...

$11 - $30

6 alternative options

Train via Karlsruhe Hbf  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Metz Ville Tgv

$79 - $123

Bus RegioJet  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB E01 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6 to Metz, gare rout. RegioJet

$13 - $19

Rideshare  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Metz 159.3 miles

$18

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Metz 156.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Luxembourg, train  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Luxembourg (LUX) FRA - LUX
  2. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville

$76 - $312

Fly to Saarbrucken, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Saarbrucken (SCN) FRA - SCN
  2. Take the train from Forbach(F) to Metz Ville

$225 - $787

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Metz is to bus which costs 10€ - 27€ and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Metz is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Metz. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Metz. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Metz Ville via Karlsruhe Hbf and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Metz is 212 km. The road distance is 249.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Metz without a car is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Metz, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Metz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Metz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Metz is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Metz.
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  • Distance: 132.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Metz, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Metz via Saarbrücken Hbf, Hauptbahnhof, Gare Routière Forbach, and Forbach(F) in around 4 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Metz via Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6 in around 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Munich, Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Brussels, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Luxembourg, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Nuremberg, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Prague, Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Venice, Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Saarbrucken via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Forbach(F) to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Strasbourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Train from Strasbourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Metz
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Frankfurt to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Manheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
arriva.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6 to Metz, gare rout.
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
regiojet.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Metz
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Metz
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Metz bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Metz, gare rout. station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Metz train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Metz Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Metz is 250 km. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Metz.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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There are 209+ hotels available in Metz. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Metz. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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