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There are 6 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Metz by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Metz Ville Tgv / ...

€87 - €162

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Metz 1759 / ...

€10 - €21

4 alternative options

Train via Lagny-sur-Marne  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Marne La Vallee Chessy A
  2. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Metz Ville Tgv

€86 - €159

Rideshare  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Metz 330.6 km

€19 - €21

Drive  •  3h 2m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Metz 328.3 km

€35 - €55

Fly, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Luxembourg (LUX) CDG - LUX
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville

€79 - €304

Gare de Lyon to Metz by walk, subway and train

The journey time between Gare de Lyon and Metz is around 1h 43m and covers a distance of around 317 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 38m. Operated by Paris Metro, TGV inOui and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Gare de Lyon to Metz service departs from Gare de Lyon and arrives in Metz Ville. Typically 51 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 43m
Fastest journey time:
1h 38m
Services per week:
51
Cheapest price:
€57
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:40
Last service departs at:
21:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Metz walk, subway and train schedules

Gare de Lyon → Metz
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Gare de Lyon to Metz is to bus, which costs €10 - €21 and takes 4h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Metz is to train which costs €85 - €170 and takes 2h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Metz. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Metz. However, there are services departing from Quai de la Rapée and arriving at Metz Ville via Paris l'Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 44m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Metz is 279 km. The road distance is 328.3 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Metz without a car is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs €85 - €170.

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It takes approximately 2h 44m to get from Gare de Lyon to Metz, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Metz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Gare de Lyon to Metz train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Metz is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs €85 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €21 and takes 4h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Metz.
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  • Distance: 278.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 44m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Metz, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris l'Est to Metz Ville every 4 hours. Tickets cost €55 - €70 and the journey takes 1h 27m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Metz twice daily. Tickets cost €17 - €21 and the journey takes 4h 35m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €70
Train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €24
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris-Est to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€85 - €160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
RATP Paris
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Metz
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Metz
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Paris, Bercy Seine to Metz, gare rout.
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
RegioJet
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Metz
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Gare de Lyon to Metz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Metz station.

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Gare de Lyon to Metz train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Metz Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Metz is 328 km. It takes approximately 3h 2m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Metz.

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Luxair offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Metz. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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