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

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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

$79 - $99

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Bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg N831 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Metz Ouibus / ...

$19 - $37

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

$62 - $83

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Metz 223.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  4 h 4 min

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

$74 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Metz is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 40 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Metz. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Metz via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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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 3 h 59 min.

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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 3 h 59 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min 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 TGV, depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Metz is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 40 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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  • Distance: 164.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

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 Strasbourg in around 6 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $54
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $65
1st Class
$75 - $110
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
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $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 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
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Strasbourg to Metz
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Strasbourg to Metz
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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

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

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

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

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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There are 193+ hotels available in Metz. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 19.

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