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

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Train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Re
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville Ter

$7

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Bus  •  6 h 3 min

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

$34 - $53

Train, bus, line 300 bus, line 49 bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Kirchberg, Gare routière Luxexpo 118
  3. Take the line 300 bus from Kirchberg, Hôpital to Thionville, Foch Kiosque 300
  4. Take the line 49 bus from Thionville - Foch to Metz - Gare Routière 49

$43 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Metz 166.5 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  4 h 33 min

  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 Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville

$105 - $332

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Metz. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Metz-Ville via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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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 4 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Cologne to Metz, including transfers.

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Cologne to Metz train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Metz is to train which takes 4 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 3 min.

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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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Cologne to Metz train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), arrive at Metz-Ville station.

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

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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  • Distance: 130.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Metz via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale in around 4 h 34 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Metz once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Train operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
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
54 min
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
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mobiliteit
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Kirchberg, Gare routière Luxexpo
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Kirchberg, Hôpital to Thionville, Foch Kiosque
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
mobiliteit.lu
Info TIM - ATRIV 57
Phone
0 820 050 057
Email
webmestre@moselle.fr
Website
infotim57.fr
Bus from Thionville - Foch to Metz - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
infotim57.fr

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