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Travelling from Valence to Metz by train

Looking to travel from Valence to Metz by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 8 hours 7 minutes to travel from Valence to Metz by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 4 hours 45 minutes though. You'll usually find 13 trains per day running along the 295 miles (474 km) route between these two destinations. You’ll need to make 1 change during the journey to Metz, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. Trains on this route are usually operated by either TGV or SNCF. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Valence to Metz start from €38.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Metz by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Valence to Metz by train

It takes an average of 8h 7m to travel from Valence to Metz by train, over a distance of around 295 miles (474 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Valence to Metz and tickets for this journey start from €38 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 45m
PriceFrom €38
Distance295 miles (474 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train06:14
Last train20:13
Departure stationValence
Arrival stationMetz
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

Valence to Metz train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valence to Metz for Tuesday 8th February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:25 18:00 7h 35m, 3 changes
12:13 18:04 5h 51m, 2 changes
13:12 18:04 4h 52m, 2 changes
13:12 19:11 5h 59m, 2 changes
13:30 20:15 6h 45m, 1 change
14:13 19:11 4h 58m, 2 changes
14:13 20:04 5h 51m, 2 changes
15:13 20:04 4h 51m, 2 changes
15:48 21:54 6h 6m, 1 change
16:25 05:58 13h 33m, 5 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Valence to Metz

You can travel from Valence to Metz on TGV 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.

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 Valence to Metz

The price of train tickets from Valence to Metz starts at €38 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 Valence 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 Valence 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 Valence to Metz take?

The average journey time by train between Valence and Metz is 8 hours and 7 minutes, with around 13 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 Valence and Metz by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valence to Metz is 4 hours and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Valence to Metz cost?

Train ticket prices from Valence to Metz can start from as little as €38 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 Valence to Metz?

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

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

The first train from Valence to Metz leaves at 06:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Valence to Metz leaves at 20:13. 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 Valence and Metz by train?

Trains travelling from Valence to Metz cover a distance of around 295 miles (474 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Metz to Valence.
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 Valence to Metz for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/08/2022. 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 10/04/2021 for travel on 10/04/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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