Traveling by train in Luxembourg

Map Luxembourg with capital city Luxembourg

Travel by train and experience all the magic of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Like a fairy tale come true, you’ll see tiny villages and enchanting woodlands through the windows of the train. Although small in size, Luxembourg is big on things to see and do. It is known for its medieval castles, beautiful scenery, the Moselle wine region and the spectacular fortresses of Luxembourg City. Your Eurail Benelux Pass is your ticket to a true train travel adventure.

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Trains in Luxembourg
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Eurail passes for Luxembourg
 

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Luxembourg's Grund Valley

Luxembourg's Grund Valley

Vianden Castle

Vianden Castle

Waterfall Schiessentümpel

Waterfall Schiessentümpel

Pont Adolphe Bridge, Luxembourg city

Pont Adolphe Bridge, Luxembourg city

Luxembourg quick facts

 
  • Capital: Luxembourg City

  • Population: 540,000

  • Language: French, German, Luxembourgish

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

  • Dialing code: +352

Trains in Luxembourg

 
Logo CFL Luxembourg

Luxembourg has one main rail route with a few lines that branch off it. The trains (and buses) are operated by Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL).

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Places to visit

 
Vianden Castle
Vianden Castle

Chateaus and maisons

Vianden should have ‘Once upon a time…’ as its town motto. When you see Vianden Castle, you’ll feel certain you’re entering a fairy tale. Built between the 11th and 14th centuries, the castle was one of the largest and most elegant feudal residences. Next, visit the Maison de Victor Hugo, where the author lived for a time during his exile from France. The télésigè chair lift carries you 1,400 feet (427 meters) up, and offers unmatched views.

The train will bring you to the town of Ettelbruck, and from there you can take a bus to Vianden.

Waterfall in the Mullerthal Region, Luxembourg's Little Switzerland
Waterfall in the Mullerthal Region, Luxembourg's Little Switzerland

Little Switzerland

A must-see on your Luxembourg train adventure is 'Little Switzerland' also known as the Müllerthal region. Thanks to the sandstone formations, the area is packed with streams, caves, tumbling waterfalls and thick forests. Hike or bike along scenic trails, climb sandstone cliffs or swim in the clean, crisp waters. Whatever your outdoor pleasure, amazing nature can be found in the Müllerthal.

Arrange hiking, cycling or climbing adventures in the Müllerthal while you’re in Echternach.

Scenic view of Luxembourg city, Luxembourg
Scenic view of Luxembourg city, Luxembourg

The cosmopolitan capital

From its tallest towers to its deepest river gorges, Luxembourg City radiates wealth and prosperity. There’s plenty to see and do in the historic old town, including the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art (National History and Art Museum). Stroll the Chemin de la Corniche for its remarkable views and proximity to the Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg (Museum of the City of Luxembourg).

The Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg is about a 15-minute walk from Luxembourg central station.

Events

 
Luxembourg National Day, Luxembourg city
Luxembourg National Day, Luxembourg city

Luxembourg National Day

June 23, 2015

Starting on the 22nd with a spectacular fireworks display, Luxembourg City celebrates its pride with this day-long festival, including traditional food and music, and plenty of dancing and fun.

Festivities take place all over Luxembourg city and are within walking distance of the central station.

Rock um Knuedler, Luxembourg city
Rock um Knuedler, Luxembourg city

Rock um Knuedler

July 12, 2015

This 1-day music festival is free and usually has a couple of international artists in the line-up.

The festival is held in the city center, 20 minutes by foot from the main train station.

Schueberfouer, Luxembourg city
Schueberfouer, Luxembourg city

Schueberfouer

August 23 - September 11, 2015

Nearly 2 million visitors descend upon Luxembourg for one of Luxembourg City’s oldest and most popular festivals. It features carnival rides, food, drink, music, games and more. Don’t miss it!

Special Schueberfouer buses will take you from the main train station to the festival site.

Live at Vauban, Luxembourg city
Live at Vauban, Luxembourg city

Live at Vauban

September 29 - November 13, 2015

Dates unconfirmed.

 

For the past 15 years, Luxembourg City has paid homage to music and creativity with this 8-week long musical festival. The premiere musicians in a variety of eclectic styles perform for captive audiences.

Take bus 2 or 4 (direction Limpertsberg) from the main train station and get off at the 7th stop (Limpertsberg Alen Tramsschapp). From there it's a 5-minute walk.

Eurail passes for Luxembourg

 

Most popular passes with Luxembourg

Eurail Global Pass from USD$259

The Eurail Global Pass is the flexible and value-for-money train pass that lets you explore up to 27 countries by rail. Hop on board comfortable trains that take you right to the center of Europe's cities. One day you're relaxing on a gondola ride in Venice and the next you're discovering Prague's fairy-tale castle.

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Eurail Benelux Pass from USD$159

The Eurail Benelux Pass is your key to exploring Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg by rail. Visit the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, sample some of Belgium's best beer in Brussels and do a spot of shopping in Luxembourg City. 

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Eurail Select Pass 4 countries from USD$183

Discover 4 bordering countries with the Eurail Select Pass – 4 countries. Plan the route of your choice between and within each country, and spend as much time as you like at each stop.

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All Eurail passes with Luxembourg

Here's a list of all Eurail passes for your travels through this country:

Eurail passes Prices from
USD$ 183
USD$ 259
USD$ 159
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USD$ 305

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