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

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Train  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Metz Ville Tgv

85€ - 160€

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Rideshare  •  4h

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Metz 330.6 km

19€ - 21€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Metz Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Metz > Saarbrücken > Mannheim > Frankfurt - Airport > Frankfurt - Main station / ...

35€ - 55€

Drive  •  3h

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Metz 328 km

35€ - 55€

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The most affordable way to get from Paris to Metz is to rideshare, which costs 19€ - 21€ and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Metz is to train which costs 85€ - 160€ and takes 1h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Metz. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Metz Ville. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 24m.

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The distance between Paris and Metz is 280 km. The road distance is 328 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Metz without a car is to train which takes 1h 24m and costs 85€ - 160€.

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The train from Paris l'Est to Metz Ville takes 1h 24m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Paris to Metz bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Metz is to train which takes 1h 24m and costs 85€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Metz.
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  • Distance: 280.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 24m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris l'Est to Metz Ville every 4 hours. Tickets cost 55€ - 70€ and the journey takes 1h 24m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Metz twice daily. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 4h. Three other operators also service this route.

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€
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)
Bus operators
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 Metz
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
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 Metz
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Paris, Bercy Seine to Metz, gare rout.
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
RegioJet
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Karat-S
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Metz
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
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blablacar.co.uk

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Paris to Metz bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Metz station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Metz is 328 km. It takes approximately 3h to drive from Paris to Metz.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Metz. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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