Lille to Metz by train

  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    21:59
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 47m
  • Distance
    278 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    15
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 45m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lille to Metz by train

Fast trains from Lille to Metz take around 2 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 278 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lille and Metz.

1. Are there direct trains from Lille to Metz?

Journeys between Lille and Metz usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Lille to Metz every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 16 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Lille to Metz?

The Lille to Metz train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Lille to Metz train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Metz is usually scheduled to depart Lille around 05:34 and the last train is around 21:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lille around 05:15, and the last at 19:45.

When to book Lille to Metz train tickets?

Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Lille to Metz by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lille and Metz?

More than one train company operates on the route from Lille to Metz, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Alleo
  • Autocar
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.