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Taking the train from Basel to Metz in 2 hours 16 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Basel to Metz? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 4 hours 4 minutes to travel the 201 km from Basel to Metz by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 16 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 16 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Basel to Metz start from $29.76 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Metz? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Basel to Metz by train

It takes an average of 4h 4m to travel from Basel to Metz by train, over a distance of around 125 miles (201 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Basel to Metz and tickets for this journey start from $29.76 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 16m
PriceFrom $29.76
Distance125 miles (201 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train05:21
Last train22:38
Departure stationBasel
Arrival stationMetz
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Flixbus

Basel to Metz train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel to Metz for mardi oct. 11 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:51 11:36 3h 45m, 2 changes
09:51 12:24 2h 33m, 1 change
10:21 12:37 2h 16m, 1 change
11:51 15:58 4h 7m, 2 changes
12:21 16:36 4h 15m, 2 changes
13:21 16:58 3h 37m, 2 changes
14:21 17:38 3h 17m, 1 change
15:21 18:24 3h 3m, 1 change
17:21 19:51 2h 30m, 1 change
17:51 20:15 2h 24m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Metz

The price of train tickets from Basel to Metz starts at $29.76 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Basel to Metz by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.
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FAQs for Basel to Metz

Want to know more about your journey from Basel to Metz? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Basel to Metz take?

The average journey time by train between Basel and Metz is 4 hours and 4 minutes, with around 16 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Basel and Metz by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel to Metz is 2 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel to Metz cost?

Train tickets from Basel to Metz can start from as little as $29.76 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Basel to Metz?

No, there are no direct train services from Basel to Metz. Travelling from Basel to Metz by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Basel to Metz leave?

The first train from Basel to Metz leaves at 05:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Basel to Metz leave?

The last train from Basel to Metz leaves at 22:38. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Basel and Metz by train?

Trains travelling from Basel to Metz cover a distance of around 125 miles (201 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Metz to Basel.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel to Metz for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/03/2022 for travel on 12/03/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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