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Travelling from Bar-le-Duc to Metz by train

Looking to travel from Bar-le-Duc to Metz by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 1 hour 43 minutes to travel from Bar-le-Duc to Metz by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 56 minutes though. You'll usually find 12 trains per day running along the 51 miles (83 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Metz. SNCF, which is the national train operator in France, will whisk you to Metz on either a TER or Intercités service, both of which are modern trains with comfortable seating.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Bar-le-Duc to Metz start from £4.56 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Metz by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Bar-le-Duc to Metz by train

It takes an average of 1h 43m to travel from Bar-le-Duc to Metz by train, over a distance of around 51 miles (83 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Bar-le-Duc to Metz and tickets for this journey start from £4.56 when you book in advance.

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From 56m


51 miles (83 km)


12 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £4.56

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Bar-le-Duc to Metz train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bar-le-Duc to Metz for Tuesday 3rd October 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:16 07:12 56m, direct
06:25 08:21 1h 56m, 1 change
06:54 08:58 2h 4m, 1 change
09:05 10:58 1h 53m, 1 change
10:25 12:21 1h 56m, 1 change
12:14 13:14 1h 0m, direct
14:25 16:21 1h 56m, 1 change
16:16 17:14 58m, direct
16:25 18:21 1h 56m, 1 change
17:48 19:58 2h 10m, 1 change

TER and SNCF trains from Bar-le-Duc to Metz

You can travel from Bar-le-Duc to Metz on TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

TER classes from Bar-le-Duc to Metz

Compare the different travel classes offered by TER when travelling from Bar-le-Duc to Metz.

Onboard services on TER

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Bar-le-Duc to Metz.


There are no size limits for the luggage you take on board TER trains, so you can travel your way. However, you must be able to carry any luggage you bring unassisted, and it must fit into the dedicated luggage storage spaces on the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

TER trains do not have any onboard catering facilities, so don't forget to pick up a snack at the station before you leave!


TER trains do not currently have WiFi available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

All children under 12 years old get 50% off the price of a TER ticket - input the age of your child when searching your journey and the discount will be applied automatically. Children under the age of 4 travel for free if they're sat on your lap throughout the journey.


On TER trains, it's free to take your bicycle on board. You can hang it up or store it in a dedicated bicycle area. There are a fixed number of spaces available on each train - they're first come, first served and can't be reserved.


Animals weighing less than 6kg must travel in an appropriate carrier (no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm), stored at your feet or on your lap. Tickets for small animals cost 7€. Animals weighing more than 6kg must wear a muzzle and be kept on a lead at all times. Tickets for larger animals cost 50% of the price of a second class ticket. Up to 2 animals or 2 carriers allowed per passenger. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on board all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you are disabled or have reduced mobility, you can reserve special assistance through 'Accès TER'. Someone can meet you at the station and accompany you to your train or TER bus, helping you to get around more easily.

Cheap train tickets from Bar-le-Duc to Metz

The price of train tickets from Bar-le-Duc to Metz starts at £4.56 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 Bar-le-Duc 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bar-le-Duc 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 Bar-le-Duc to Metz take?

The average journey time by train between Bar-le-Duc and Metz is 1 hour and 43 minutes, with around 12 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 Bar-le-Duc and Metz by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bar-le-Duc to Metz is 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Bar-le-Duc to Metz cost?

Train ticket prices from Bar-le-Duc to Metz can start from as little as £4.56 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bar-le-Duc to Metz?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bar-le-Duc to Metz without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Bar-le-Duc to Metz each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bar-le-Duc to Metz leave?

The first train from Bar-le-Duc to Metz leaves at 05:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bar-le-Duc to Metz leave?

The last train from Bar-le-Duc to Metz leaves at 21:25. 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 Bar-le-Duc and Metz by train?

Trains travelling from Bar-le-Duc to Metz cover a distance of around 51 miles (83 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Metz to Bar-le-Duc.

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