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There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Étain by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 11m

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

111€ - 199€

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Bus, train  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Hagondange N1152
  2. Take the train from Hagondange to Étain Mn-13 / ...

26€ - 43€

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the train from Paris-Est to Meuse TGV Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Gare Meuse TGV to Verdun SNCF Navette TGV Verdun / ...

63€ - 84€

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Étain 284.1 km

30€ - 45€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Étain is to bus and train which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Étain is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Étain. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Etain via Metz Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Paris and Étain is 243 km. The road distance is 284.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Étain without a car is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Paris to Étain, including transfers.

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Paris to Étain train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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Paris to Étain train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Etain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Étain is 284 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Paris to Étain.

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  • Distance: 242.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 11m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Étain, France?

You can take a train from Paris to Étain via Metz Ville in around 3h 11m.

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 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 70€
Train from Paris l'Est to Meuse Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
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 Metz Ville to Étain
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris-Est to Meuse TGV
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Hagondange to Étain
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Etain
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
Train from Hagondange to Etain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
Rail 1st Class
14€ - 20€
Bus operators
Navettes TGV
Phone
03 26 70 74 90
Email
transports55@grandest.fr
Website
fluo.eu
Bus from Gare Meuse TGV to Verdun SNCF
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Navettes TGV
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 Hagondange
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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