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Taking the train from Metz to Paris

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.

Metz to Paris by train

It takes an average of 3h 22m to travel from Metz to Paris by train, over a distance of around 174 miles (281 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Metz to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 23m
PriceFrom €5
Distance174 miles (281 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train06:23
Last train23:01
Departure stationMetz
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Metz to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Metz to Paris for venerdì 24º settembre 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:23 Metz07:46 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2650 SNCF Get tickets1h 23m, direct
07:26 Metz08:50 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2854 SNCF Get tickets1h 24m, direct
08:50 Metz10:20 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2656 SNCF Get tickets1h 30m, direct
09:02 Metz11:50 Paris Gare de l’EstTER 37528 SNCF Get tickets2h 48m, 1 change
10:56 Metz12:20 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2864 SNCF Get tickets1h 24m, direct
12:02 Metz14:33 Paris Gare de l’EstTER 34024 SNCF Get tickets2h 31m, 1 change
15:05 Metz16:31 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2870 SNCF Get tickets1h 26m, direct
16:56 Metz18:20 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2872 SNCF Get tickets1h 24m, direct
17:47 Metz19:20 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2680 SNCF Get tickets1h 33m, direct
19:41 Metz21:13 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2886 SNCF Get tickets1h 32m, direct

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Metz to Paris

You can travel from Metz to Paris on TGV, OUIGO 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Metz to Paris

The price of train tickets from Metz to Paris starts at €5 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 Metz to Paris 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 Metz to Paris? 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 Metz to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Metz and Paris is 3 hours and 22 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 Metz and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Metz to Paris is 1 hour and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Metz to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Metz to Paris can start from as little as €5 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 Metz to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Metz to Paris without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Metz to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Metz to Paris leaves at 06:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Metz to Paris leaves at 23:01. 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 Metz and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Metz to Paris cover a distance of around 174 miles (281 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Metz. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Metz to Paris.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Metz to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/24/2021. 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 05/05/2021 for travel on 05/05/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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