There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Metz by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Metz Ville Tgv

$100 - $123

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel N391
  2. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Metz N836

$20 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Réding(F)
  3. Take the train from Réding(F) to Metz Ville

$52 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Metz 223.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Luxembourg (LUX) ZRH - LUX
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville

$80 - $305

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Metz, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Metz via Mulhouse Ville in around 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Metz via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel in around 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $75
First
$90 - $120
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$47 - $51
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$47 - $51
1st Class
$55 - $95
Train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $75
First
$90 - $120
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Réding(F)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Réding(F) to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$16 - $25
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Metz
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Metz is 263 km. The road distance is 357 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Metz is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 6 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Metz is to drive which takes 3 h 41 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 70.

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Metz. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Metz Ville via Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Metz. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Metz via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Zürich to Metz, including transfers.