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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Metz by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 5m

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

$101 - $130

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Bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Metz 775

$22 - $40

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg Central Bus Station to Metz Train Station Ville Varna - Strasbourg - Paris

$87 - $139

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Metz 223.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  3h 43m

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

$81 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Metz is to bus which costs SFr 22 - SFr 40 and takes 6h 25m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Metz. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 25m.

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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 4h 5m.

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The distance between Zürich and Metz is 263 km. The road distance is 357.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Metz without a car is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Zürich to Metz, including transfers.

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Zürich to Metz bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Metz train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Metz is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 22 - SFr 40 and takes 6h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Metz.
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  • Distance: 164.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Metz via Mulhouse Ville in around 4h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Metz once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 6h 25m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Bus operators
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Freiburg Central Bus Station to Metz Train Station Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Karat-S
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 Zurich to Metz
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Zürich to Metz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Metz station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Metz is 357 km. It takes approximately 3h 41m to drive from Zürich to Metz.

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FlexFlight ApS, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Metz. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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