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There are 5 ways to get from Metz to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Metz Ville to Forbach(F) Saarbrücken-Forbach-Metz / ...
  2. Take the train from Forbach(F) to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv / ...

$62 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Metz to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 090 / ...

$9 - $24

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Metz to Frankfurt 159.3 miles

$18

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Metz to Frankfurt am Main 155.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Metz-Ville to Gare de Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA) LUX - FRA

$76 - $311

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The cheapest way to get from Metz to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 8€ - 21€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Metz to Frankfurt am Main is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Metz and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Metz to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Metz Ville and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Forbach(F). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Metz and Frankfurt am Main is 212 km. The road distance is 248.8 km.

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The best way to get from Metz to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs 50€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Metz to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Metz to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Metz station.

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Metz to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Metz Ville station.

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The best way to get from Metz to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs 50€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 21€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Metz to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 132.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

What companies run services between Metz, France and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Metz to Frankfurt am Main via Forbach(F) in around 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Metz to Frankfurt am Main 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Train operators
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 Metz Ville to Forbach(F)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Gare de Metz-Ville to Gare de Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Forbach(F) to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
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 Forbach(F) to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Metz-Ville to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
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 Metz to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
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 Metz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
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 Metz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Luxembourg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Metz to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Metz to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Metz to Frankfurt am Main is 249 km. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Metz to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Luxembourg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Metz to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 681+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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

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