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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 2h 48m to travel from Metz to Paris by train, over a distance of around 175 miles (281 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Metz to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €14 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 23m
Price€14 - €220.10
Distance175 miles (281 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
Departure stationMetz
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorskarat_s,

Metz to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Metz to Paris for Saturday 11th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
22:32 Metz09:48 Paris Gare de l’EstTER 88616 SNCF Get tickets11h 16m, 1 change
22:33 Metz09:48 Paris Gare de l’EstTER 88587 SNCF Get tickets11h 15m, 3 changes
08:56 Metz10:20 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2860 SNCF Get tickets1h 24m, direct
10:56 Metz12:20 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2864 SNCF Get tickets1h 24m, direct
13:32 Metz16:01 Paris Gare de l’EstTER 88526 SNCF Get tickets2h 29m, 1 change
15:05 Metz16:31 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2870 SNCF Get tickets1h 26m, direct
15:56 Metz17:20 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2662 SNCF Get tickets1h 24m, direct
16:56 Metz18:20 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2872 SNCF Get tickets1h 24m, direct
18:56 Metz20:20 Paris Gare de l’EstTGV INOUI 2876 SNCF Get tickets1h 24m, direct
19:32 Metz08:04 Paris Gare de l’EstTER 88534 SNCF Get tickets12h 32m, 2 changes

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, 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.

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

Train tickets from Metz to Paris start at €14 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €81.11.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price75.21
on the day
avg. single price81.11

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 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.

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 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.

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. 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 04:54. 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 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.

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

Trains travelling from Metz to Paris cover a distance of around 175 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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Metz to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 02/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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