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There are 3 ways to get from Karlsruhe to Metz by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Metz Ville Metz-Ville - Strasbourg / ...

$48 - $73

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Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Metz N136 / ...

$13 - $23

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Metz 143.2 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Metz is to bus which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Metz is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe and arriving at Metz. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Metz. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Metz Ville via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Karlsruhe and Metz is 163 km. The road distance is 229.1 km.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Metz without a car is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Karlsruhe to Metz, including transfers.

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

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Karlsruhe to Metz train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Karlsruhe to Metz is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Karlsruhe to Metz.
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  • Distance: 101.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Metz via Strasbourg in around 3 h 7 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Metz 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
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
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Metz
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Karlsruhe to Metz is 229 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Karlsruhe to Metz.

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