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Travel from Thionville to Metz by train in 20 minutes

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

The average journey time from Thionville to Metz by train is 26 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 20 minutes. Around 54 trains per day travel the 17 miles (27 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Metz. During your journey, you'll either be travelling with TGV or SNCF, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Book train tickets from Thionville to Metz in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €3.00. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search 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.

Thionville to Metz by train

It takes an average of 26m to travel from Thionville to Metz by train, over a distance of around 17 miles (27 km). There are normally 54 trains per day travelling from Thionville to Metz and tickets for this journey start from €3 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 20m
PriceFrom €3
Distance17 miles (27 km)
Frequency54 trains per day
First train05:43
Last train23:04
Departure stationThionville
Arrival stationMetz
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF

Thionville to Metz train times

Check out the next trains departing from Thionville to Metz for Friday 1st July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:44 Thionville06:14 MetzTER 88701 SNCF 30m, direct
06:04 Thionville06:27 MetzTER 37693 SNCF 23m, direct
06:13 Thionville06:41 MetzTER 88703 SNCF 28m, direct
06:23 Thionville06:45 Metztgv inoui 2852 SNCF 22m, direct
06:34 Thionville06:57 MetzTER 37695 SNCF 23m, direct
06:45 Thionville07:14 MetzTER 88705 SNCF 29m, direct

TGV, TER and SNCF trains from Thionville to Metz

You can travel from Thionville to Metz on TGV, 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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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.

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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).

Cheap train tickets from Thionville to Metz

The price of train tickets from Thionville to Metz starts at €3 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 Thionville 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 Thionville 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 Thionville to Metz take?

The average journey time by train between Thionville and Metz is 26 minutes, with around 54 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 Thionville and Metz by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Thionville to Metz is 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Thionville to Metz cost?

Train ticket prices from Thionville to Metz can start from as little as €3 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 Thionville to Metz?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Thionville to Metz without having to change trains. There are 54 direct trains from Thionville 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 Thionville to Metz leave?

The first train from Thionville to Metz leaves at 05:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Thionville to Metz leaves at 23:04. 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 Thionville and Metz by train?

Trains travelling from Thionville to Metz cover a distance of around 17 miles (27 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Metz to Thionville.
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 Thionville to Metz for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/01/2022. 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 06/28/2022 for travel on 06/28/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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