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There are 6 ways to get from Heidelberg to Metz by bus, train, tram, car or plane

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Bus RegioJet  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6 to Metz, gare rout. RegioJet

$19 - $26

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Bus FlixBus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Kaiserslautern N36
  2. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Metz 090 / ...

$12 - $21

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Train  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Metz Ville Tgv

$66 - $101

Line 5 tram, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the line 5 tram from Altes Hallenbad to MA Hauptbahnhof 5
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Forbach(F) to Metz Ville

$55 - $84

Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Metz 137.1 miles

$29 - $45

Train, fly  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim 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

$98 - $348

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Metz is to bus which costs 10€ - 19€ and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Metz is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heidelberg to Metz. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Metz via Kaiserslautern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Metz. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Metz Ville via Karlsruhe Hbf and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 46m.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Metz is 186 km. The road distance is 219.4 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Metz without a car is to bus which takes 4h 4m and costs 16€ - 23€.

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

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Heidelberg to Metz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg station.

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Heidelberg to Metz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Heidelberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Metz is to bus which takes 4h 4m and costs 16€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 4h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Metz.
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  • Distance: 115.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

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

RegioJet operates a bus from Heidelberg to Metz twice a week. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Heidelberg to Metz via Karlsruhe Hbf and Strasbourg in around 4h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Train operators
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Train from Strasbourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 Strasbourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Forbach(F) to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
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
RNV
Website
rnv-online.de
Tram from Altes Hallenbad to MA Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
rnv-online.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6 to Metz, gare rout.
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
regiojet.com
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 Heidelberg to Kaiserslautern
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kaiserslautern to Metz
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Heidelberg to Metz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Metz station.

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Heidelberg to Metz train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Metz Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Metz is 219 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Heidelberg to Metz.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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