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There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Metz by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
  2. Take the train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Re
  3. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville Ter

$45 - $70

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Bus via Bonn  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Bonn to Metz N730

$19 - $31

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Bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Metz N730

$34 - $53

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Metz 166.5 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Luxembourg (LUX) FRA - LUX
  3. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville

$104 - $351

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Metz is to bus which costs 16€ - 28€ and takes 6h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Metz is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Metz. However, there are services departing from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd and arriving at Gare de Metz-Ville via Trier, Hauptbahnhof and Gare de Luxembourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 57m.

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The distance between Cologne and Metz is 209 km. The road distance is 266.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Metz without a car is to train which takes 4h 57m and costs 35€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 4h 57m to get from Cologne to Metz, including transfers.

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Cologne to Metz train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Metz is to train which takes 4h 57m and costs 35€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 6h 3m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Metz.
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  • Distance: 130.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 57m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Metz, France?

You can take a train from Cologne to Metz via Trier Hbf, Trier, Hauptbahnhof, Luxembourg, Gare Centrale, and Gare de Luxembourg in around 4h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Metz 6 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
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
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
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 Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Metz
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bonn to Metz
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Metz is 266 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Cologne to Metz.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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