There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Metz by train, bus, 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 37 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

$8

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  5 h 46 min

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

$47 - $66

Train, bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Süd to Trier Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Metz Ouibus

$44 - $69

Bus  •  6 h 6 min

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

$31 - $53

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Metz 166.5 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Dusseldorf, fly, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Luxembourg (LUX) DUS - LUX
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville

$100 - $300

Train to Frankfurt, fly, train  •  4 h 35 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

$106 - $333

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Metz is to train which costs 7€ and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Metz is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 50 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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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Cologne to Metz, including transfers.

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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 37 min.

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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 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Metz once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Hahn Air
Website
hahnair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Köln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
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 Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
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 Luxembourg to Metz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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