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Travel from Étain to Forbach by train in 1 hour 53 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Étain to Forbach by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Étain to Forbach by train is 2 hours 30 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 1 hour 53 minutes. Around 12 trains per day travel the 57 miles (92 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Forbach. You can travel to Forbach with SNCF – the main train operator in France – who offer comfortable, quick journeys on either a TER or Intercités service.

Book train tickets from Étain to Forbach in advance instead of buying them on the day and you'll snap up the cheapest fares. You can check prices from Étain to Forbach in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Étain to Forbach by train

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Journey time

From 1h 53m


57 miles (92 km)


12 trains per day


1 change

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Étain to Forbach train times

Check out the next trains departing from Étain to Forbach for Tuesday 19th December 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:57 09:24 2h 27m, 1 change
08:32 11:27 2h 55m, 1 change
09:57 12:25 2h 28m, 1 change
11:32 14:24 2h 52m, 1 change
11:57 14:24 2h 27m, 2 changes
13:57 16:25 2h 28m, 1 change
15:57 18:25 2h 28m, 2 changes
16:42 19:00 2h 18m, 1 change
17:33 19:26 1h 53m, 1 change
18:16 20:25 2h 9m, 1 change

TER and SNCF trains from Étain to Forbach

You can travel from Étain to Forbach 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 Étain to Forbach

Compare the different travel classes offered by TER when travelling from Étain to Forbach.

Onboard services on TER

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Étain to Forbach.


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 Étain to Forbach

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 Étain to Forbach 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Étain to Forbach? 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 Étain to Forbach take?

The average journey time by train between Étain and Forbach is 2 hours and 30 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 Étain and Forbach by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Étain to Forbach is 1 hour and 53 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Étain to Forbach?

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

What time does the first train from Étain to Forbach leave?

The first train from Étain to Forbach leaves at 07:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Étain to Forbach leave?

The last train from Étain to Forbach leaves at 20:05. 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 Étain and Forbach by train?

Trains travelling from Étain to Forbach cover a distance of around 57 miles (92 km) during the journey.

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