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Luxembourg by Train

 

Luxembourg is at the heart of Europe with excellent rail network connectivity. Get to know a small but modern, cosmopolitan and multicultural country with your Interrail pass. Discover the capital’s many restaurants and bars. Stroll through the historic centre’s narrow streets, discover walking trails in the North, industrial culture in the South or the lovely Moselle Valley. What is more, as of March 2020, bus, rail and tram travel is free, nationwide. 

Train types in Luxembourg

You can travel throughout Luxembourg using regional trains and buses operated by CFL (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois), the Grand Duchy's national railway company. International trains connect Luxembourg to cities in neigbouring countries. You can get times for trains in Luxembourg in the Eurail timetable.

 

A valid Pass for Luxembourg can be used on all train services run by the national railway company CFL. One country Pass & Global Pass holders do not need to use the Pass to travel by train in 2nd Class as all second class public transport in Luxembourg including funicilar, tram, train is FREE. As for 1st class Pass holders, they will need to use the Pass if they travel in 1st class in Luxembourg.

 

 

Trains in Luxembourg

 

RegionalBahn (RB)

  • Regular services that stop at every station along the route.

  • No reservation required.

 

Regional Express (RE)

  • Similar to RegionalBahn trains but with less stops at stations along the route.

  • No reservation required.

 

CFL buses (BUS)

  • A fleet of 60 buses complement the train network in Luxembourg.
  • No reservation required.

 

City buses, regional buses, trams and funicular

  • These types of public transport are for free

International trains in Luxembourg

 

InterCity (IC)

  • InterCity trains connect Luxembourg to Liège and Brussels in Belgium.

    RB and RE trains connect Luxembourg to Koblenz and Düsseldorf in Germany, and to Metz and Nancy in France.

  • Reservations are optional. We recommend making one if you'll be travelling during a busy period.

 

TGV (TGV)

  • For travel between Luxembourg and Paris (France).

  • Reservations for this train are compulsory and they can get fully booked. There are limited seats for Pass holders so we recommend making your reservation 3 months in advance to avoid disappointment.

 

CFL international buses (BUS)

  • 2 international bus lines complement the train network in Luxembourg.
  • Easy acces to Saarbrücken and Gare Lorraine TGV from Luxembourg central station
  • Reservation required

Reservations for trains in Luxembourg

How can I make reservations for trains in Luxembourg?

  • Online: through our Reservation Service.

  • At major train stations: at a ticket office or self-service machine.

  • By phone: contact the CFL call centre, Monday to Friday 7:00 to 19:00. Closed on public holidays.

 

What can I expect when calling CFL?

1. Call CFL on +352 2489 2489

2. You'll hear a menu in German, French and English.

3. Choose extension "2" for bookings and train information.

4. You can get your reservations delivered to any European country for €7. You can pick them up at Luxembourg's main train station and pay a booking fee of €5.

International train connections to and from Luxembourg

You can travel to and from Luxembourg from popular cities in the following European countries:

Route Which train? Travel time Reservations
Luxembourg City to Brussels (Belgium) InterCity 3 hours Optional
Luxembourg City to Koblenz (Germany) InterCity 2 hours Optional
Luxembourg City to Paris (France) TGV 2 hours Required

rail pass options for luxembourg

Benelux Pass

 

Visit Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg with one pass.

 

Standard prices from € 105

Global Pass

 

Be free to visit the Benelux and up to 30 other European countries.


Standard prices from € 185

More about Luxembourg


    Train arriving in Luxembourg city
Train arriving in Luxembourg city

Quick facts

  • Capital: Luxembourg City

  • Population: 615,000

  • Language: French, German, Luxembourgish

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

  • Dialing code: +352
     

Luxembourg's hub stations

Luxembourg's main hub station is Luxembourg. Here it’s possible to connect to trains and buses that take you across Luxembourg and to many international destinations.

 

Station facilities

Luxembourg has excellent facilities, including:

  • Luggage lockers

  • Foreign exchange desks

  • Restaurants and cafés

  • Tourist information offices

  • ATM cash machines

  • Elevators and escalators

  • Shops

  • Access for disabled passengers

Places to visit

Cosmopolitan flair and relaxed moments.

 

Immerse yourself in Luxembourg city where you can experience culture, sample cosmopolitan flair, enjoy nature and simply feel at ease. Go for a stroll on the “Chemin de la Corniche”, a footpath atop the old ramparts; the Corniche, “Europe's most beautiful balcony”, offers a breath-taking view of the “Grund”. You can also venture into the bowels of the old ramparts; take a guided tour through the casemates. From the capital it is then simplicity itself to reach your next destinations by free public transport.

The view of Luxembourg city from the Corniche
The view of Luxembourg city from the Corniche
The Chemin de la Corniche is 10-minute taxi ride from Howald train station.The Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean is reachable by bus from Luxembourg’s main train station.

Relaxed cultural walk

 

Take a walk through the city’s beauty spots and follow the route of the “Museumsmile” to discover Luxembourg’s rich diversity of museums. It encompasses seven museums with very different themes and emphases. From the Villa Vauban with its romantic park, your route leads to the Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Mudam) at the end, where you can relax at the eye-catchingly designed café. 

Fort Thüngen located in front of Mudam Museum
Fort Thüngen located in front of Mudam Museum
If you’re starting to flag a little at the end of the tour, you can catch the modern tram close to the Mudam.

The hiking paradise

 

Luxembourg offers fascinating and premium hiking trails. You can decide between gentle circuits and challenging trails such as the Escapardenne Éislek Trail, which even extends beyond the country’s borders. North-east of the capital is the pretty little town of Echternach, where you can partake of numerous outdoor activities and relax around the Echternach lake. The enchanting Mullerthal region entices you with its wealth of woodland walking trails. Be inspired by nature and breathe deeply – you will find more than 40 hiking and cycling paths alongside the rail tracks and can take advantage of the numerous railway stops. 

Schiessentuempel waterfall in the Mullerthal region
Schiessentuempel waterfall in the Mullerthal region
To reach Echternach take a bus from Luxembourg’s main train station.

Enchanting castles

 

Luxembourg is famed for its castles, some of which are among the most impressive in all Europe. An extremely charismatic castle is perched atop a hill overlooking Vianden. Take a trip there with Luxembourg’s only chairlift and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the town and its environs.

Clerf (Clervaux) is directly accessible by train and is a good starting point for taking in some castles. The brilliant white castle towers above the town hosts “The Family of Man”, a photographic collection compiled by Edward Steichen, which will certainly impress you with its intensity. 

Vianden castle
Vianden castle
Clervaux can be reached by train and is a 15-minute walk from the centre. To get to Vianden take a train to Diekirch and then connect to a bus.

Gastronomy

 

It is the combination of local and international specialities which makes Luxembourg cuisine so appealing. Quite apart from the high density of Michelin starred chefs, setting new trends and cultivating Haute Cuisine, the importance attached to good food, regional produce and hospitality in town and country is universal. The gourmet experience on the Moselle is especially good, home as it is to fine vintages that you can drink in the restaurants. Try traditional dishes such as “Bouneschlupp” or “Kniddelen”. Really simple – and simply good.

The Moselle valley
The Moselle valley