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There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Metz by train, bus, rideshare or car

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

  1. Take the train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville Luxembourg - Metz-Ville / ...

$24 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville Luxembourg - Metz-Ville / ...

$11 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Metz N136 / ...

$16 - $27

Rideshare  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Metz 170.8 miles

$20

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Metz 170.6 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Metz is to rideshare which costs 17€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Metz is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Metz. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Metz. However, there are services departing from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. and arriving at Gare de Metz-Ville via Gare de Luxembourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Brussels and Metz is 233 km. The road distance is 273 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Metz without a car is to train which takes 4 h and costs 21€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Brussels to Metz, including transfers.

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Brussels to Metz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Metz train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Metz is to train which takes 4 h and costs 21€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Metz.
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  • Distance: 145.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Metz, France?

You can take a train from Brussels to Metz via Luxembourg and Gare de Luxembourg in around 4 h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Metz twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$30 - $50
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 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
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Metz
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Brussels to Metz
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Brussels to Metz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Metz station.

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Brussels to Metz train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Metz-Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Metz is 273 km. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Brussels to Metz.

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Book your Brussels to Metz bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 207+ hotels available in Metz. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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

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