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Paris to Metz by Train- student travelling alone

Old Apr 17th, 2010, 08:18 AM
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Paris to Metz by Train- student travelling alone

My son will be travelling to Metz for a 5wk study abroad program. Apparently airfare and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the family. I do not see any trains going from the Paris airport (CDG) to Metz. . Does the CDG train go to some hub and then to Metz. I would appreciate help with finding train schedulesm, because I am particularly worried about his return to Paris, since he will need to be to CDG in advance of an 11:20am flight.
Also , any tips on finding the best airfare? Thanks
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Old Apr 17th, 2010, 08:29 AM
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Hope this helps

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Old Apr 17th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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http://www.eurorailways.com/products...ets/metpar.htm
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Old Apr 17th, 2010, 09:20 AM
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Trains to Metz depart from the Gare de l'Est. The ride takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on whether it's a direct train or requires a change. You can check schedules at www.voyages-sncf.com.

If your son's plane leaves CDG at 11:20, he should be at the airport at 8:20. He would have to catch a VERY early train from Metz to get to the Gare de l'Est and then to CDG. I would recommend he go to Paris the night before and spend the night either in the city or at the airport.
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www.bahn.de has all europe train skeds

from cdg to metz takes about 2 hrs with a change of stations in paris the stations are within 10 city blocks from each other

for the return the earliest train is too late for his flight

Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle RER Su, 18.04.10 dep 09:40 RER B Reseau Express Regional Direction: Massy Palaiseau Ratp
2nd class only
Paris Nord RER Su, 18.04.10 arr 10:10
Paris Nord RER Su, 18.04.10 dep 10:10 transfer 25 min. walking distance 800 m
Paris Est Su, 18.04.10 arr 10:35
Paris Est Su, 18.04.10 dep 10:39 TGV 2615 TGV
Subject to compulsory reservation, Global price, Bar coach
Metz Ville Su, 18.04.10 arr 12:02


Metz Ville Su, 18.04.10 dep 06:56 RE 37408 Regional-Express
2nd class only
Nancy Ville Su, 18.04.10 arr 07:59
Nancy Ville Su, 18.04.10 dep 08:15 TGV 2533 TGV
Subject to compulsory reservation, Global price, Bar coach
Paris Est Su, 18.04.10 arr 09:45
Paris Est Su, 18.04.10 dep 09:45 transfer 25 min. walking distance 800 m
Paris Nord RER Su, 18.04.10 arr 10:10
Paris Nord RER Su, 18.04.10 dep 10:15 RER B Reseau Express Regional Direction: Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle RER
2nd class only
Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle RER Su, 18.04.10 arr 10:44
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