Taking the train from Metz to Paris has never been easier. In just an hour and a half, you swap Metz’s famous Gothic cathedral for the cosmopolitan, sophisticated heart of Paris. Forget driving – there's nothing quite like sitting back and relaxing on board a comfortable high-speed TGV train as you watch the scenery go by, with absolutely no worries about where you're going to park when you get there! Paris is a notoriously difficult city to drive through, so save yourself the stress and arrive at one of Paris's centrally located stations.
After enjoying a pleasant journey in your spacious seat with free WiFi, you'll arrive at the Gare de l'Est – just a short stroll away from the Canal St-Martin with its lovely boutiques and cafes. You'll also be within easy reach of some of the capital's most famous sites including Montmartre and the Musee Grevin.
Book your train ticket from Metz to Paris today – read on to find train times and cheap ticket prices to suit you.
TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.
OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.
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).
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 Metz to Paris by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Metz and Paris is 2 hours and 48 minutes, with around 10 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Metz to Paris is 1 hour and 23 minutes.
Train tickets from Metz to Paris can start from as little as €14 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Metz to Paris without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Metz to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Metz to Paris leaves at 04:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Metz to Paris leaves at 21:32. 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.
Trains travelling from Metz to Paris cover a distance of around 175 miles (281 km) during the journey.