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

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Train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Metz Ville Tgv

$120 - $140

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Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Metz Ouibus / ...

$15 - $45

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Nancy N730
  2. Take the train from Nancy Ville to Metz Ville Metz-Ville - Nancy-Ville / ...

$26 - $60

Rideshare  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Metz 285.3 miles

$34

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Metz 285.2 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Metz/Nancy (ETZ) LYS - ETZ

$111 - $492

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Metz is to bus which costs 13€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Metz is to fly which costs 95€ - 430€ and takes 2 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon Gare Perrache and arriving at Metz. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Metz Ville. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Metz is 388 km. The road distance is 456.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Metz without a car is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs 105€ - 120€.

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The train from Lyon Part Dieu to Metz Ville takes 4 h 44 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Lyon to Metz bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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Lyon to Metz train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Metz is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs 105€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 430€ and takes 2 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Metz.
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  • Distance: 242.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Metz, France?

inOui TGV operates a train from Lyon to Metz 4 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 44 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lyon to Metz once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Metz/Nancy
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
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 Nancy Ville to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Nancy
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Metz
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Metz
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Metz
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $45
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lyon to Metz
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Metz/Nancy Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Lyon to Metz bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Metz station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Metz is 456 km. It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to drive from Lyon to Metz.

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Hop! offers flights from Lyon Airport to Metz/Nancy Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Metz bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 203+ hotels available in Metz. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between 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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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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