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Travel to Metz easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Metz.
FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Metz, France if I’m coming from Basel, Switzerland?

International travel from Basel, Switzerland to Metz, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Metz if traveling from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Metz, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/26/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Metz from Basel.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Basel, Switzerland from Metz, France?

Return travel to Basel, Switzerland from France is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from France?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from France?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Basel, Switzerland was last verified on 11/26/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Basel from Metz.

How do I reach Metz from Basel?

There are 3 ways to travel to Metz from Basel including taking a flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Basel to Metz the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Metz is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $20 (€17) compared to other travel options to Metz:

Taking a bus is usually $112 (€93) less than taking a flight to Metz, which costs on average $133 (€109) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $17 (€14) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $37 (€30) from Basel to Metz.

What is the quickest way to get from Basel to Metz?

The fastest way to get to Metz from Basel is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 36 min.

Other travel options to Metz can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 4 h 15 min.

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h   of travel time.

How far is Metz from Basel?

The distance from Basel to Metz is approximately 125 miles (202 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Basel to Metz?

The average frequency per day from Basel to Metz is:

  • 3 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Basel and Metz as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Basel to Metz?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Basel to Metz:

  • Buses most often depart from Basel at Basel and arrive in Metz at Metz, Gare routière.
  • Trains mostly depart from Basel SBB and arrive in Metz Ville.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Basel to Metz?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Basel to Metz:

  • You can travel to Metz from Basel by flight with Lufthansa Cityline. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $133 (€109) with Lufthansa Cityline from Basel to Metz.
  • You can travel from Basel to Metz by bus with Union Ivkoni International. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $20 (€17) with Union Ivkoni International from Basel to Metz.
  • You can travel between Basel and Metz by train with SNCF | TGV INOUI. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $37 (€30) with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Basel to Metz.
Can I travel directly from Basel to Metz?

Yes, there are direct services available from Basel to Metz with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 3 direct trains per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Metz as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Metz from Basel.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Basel to Metz ends?
Your trip from Basel to Metz doesn't have to end in Metz. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Luxembourg or Strasbourg. If you’d like to add Paris, Luxembourg or Strasbourg to your Basel to Metz tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Metz today!
How far in advance should I book my Basel to Metz one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Basel to Metz, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $133 (€109) one way for this route.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $20 (€17) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $37 (€30) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Basel to Metz tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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