There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Étain by train, bus, car or plane

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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

67€ - 94€

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Bus, train  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Pont-à-Mousson Rennes > Le Mans > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Reims > Metz > Pont-à-Mousson
  2. Take the train from Pont A Mousson to Etain Ter

23€ - 40€

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Train via Nancy  •  3h 37m

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

51€ - 104€

Bus, train via Metz  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Metz - Gare Routière 270 / ...
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Etain Ter

27€ - 55€

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Étain 284.1 km

35€ - 55€

Fly Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy, train  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Metz/Nancy (ETZ) ORY - ETZ
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Etain

156€ - 467€

Fly Paris CDG to Luxembourg, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Luxembourg (LUX) CDG - LUX
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Hagondange
  3. Take the train from Hagondange to Etain

80€ - 294€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Étain is to bus and train which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 8h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Étain is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ 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 65€ - 95€.

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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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There is no direct flight from Paris Orly Airport to Metz/Nancy Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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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.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Calvi
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Bastia
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Pau, Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Biarritz, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Bordeaux, Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Brest, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Paris Orly to Metz/Nancy via Algiers
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
410€ - 1200€
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 70€
Train from Paris l'Est to Nancy
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
60€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 75€
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 Paris l'Est to Nancy
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
Rail 1st Class
50€ - 75€
Train from Nancy to Etain
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 29€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 29€
Train from Pont A Mousson to Etain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 23€
Train from Hagondange to Etain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 21€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
Rail 1st Class
14€ - 21€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Metz - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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, Paris to Metz
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Metz Train Station Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Karat-S
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Pont-à-Mousson
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus

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Air Algérie and Air France offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Metz/Nancy Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Étain. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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