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There are 7 ways to get from Caen 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 27 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Metz Ville Tgv

$103 - $133

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Louvigny to Metz 356.9 miles

$2

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare Caen - Paris-St-Lazare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Voyages Rada to Metz

$59 - $83

Bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Metz Ouibus

$20 - $29

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Metz 353.9 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Caen to Metz/Nancy  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Metz/Nancy (ETZ) CFR - ETZ

$302 - $1,747

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Luxembourg, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Luxembourg (LUX) CDG - LUX
  3. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville

$121 - $364

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caen to Metz is to rideshare which costs 2€ and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Metz is to train which costs 90€ - 120€ and takes 4 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Metz. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Metz via Paris City Centre - Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 47 min.

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The distance between Caen and Metz is 475 km. The road distance is 566.2 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Metz without a car is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Caen to Metz, including transfers.

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Caen to Metz bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Caen station.

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The best way to get from Caen to Metz is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs 90€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 8 h 47 min, you could also fly, which costs 260€ - 1600€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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There is no direct flight from Caen Airport to Metz/Nancy Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Caen to Metz bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Metz station.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Metz.
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  • Distance: 296.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

What companies run services between Caen, France and Metz, France?

You can take a train from Caen to Metz via Paris St Lazare, Saint-Lazare, Notre-Dame de Lorette, Le Peletier, Gare de l'Est, and Paris Est in around 4 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caen to Metz via Paris City Centre - Bercy in around 8 h 47 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Caen to Metz/Nancy via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Caen to Metz/Nancy via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,300
Flights from Caen to Metz/Nancy via Lyon, Marseille
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,400
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Train operators
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 Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
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 Paris Est to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
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
Fudeks
Phone
+381 11 7620255
Email
office@fudeks.rs
Website
fudeks.rs
Bus from Paris - Voyages Rada to Metz
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
en.fudeks.rs
Book at
fudeks.rs
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 Caen to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Metz
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Louvigny to Metz
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Metz is 566 km. It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to drive from Caen to Metz.

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Hop! offers flights from Caen Airport to Metz/Nancy Airport.

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Book your Caen to Metz bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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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 Caen 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 Caen to Caen Airport is to line 3 bus which takes 17 min and costs 2€.

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