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This page explains how to travel by train from Luxembourg to other key European cities, and how to buy tickets the cheapest way.  Train information is current for 2020.

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Take a moment to read these tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, "Do I need to book in advance or can I just buy at the station?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just buy a €35 point-to-point ticket online?".  Click here to understand how far ahead you can buy train tickets.

bullet pointEuropean train travel FAQ...

An introduction to European train travel

 

Senior fares (over 60)

 

Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

Youth fares (under 26)

 

Guide to Interrail passes (for Europeans)

How to check European train times

Child fares & child age limits

 

Couchettes & sleepers on night trains

Do I need to book in advance?

Luggage on European trains

 

Train seat numbering plans

How far ahead can I book?

Luggage storage at stations

 

Wheelchairs & special needs

Can I stop off on the way?

Taking a bike by train

 

Real-time service updates

Should I travel 1st or 2nd class?

Taking a car by train

 

Hotels & accommodation

How long to allow for connections?

Taking dogs & pets by train

 

Changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi

How early to arrive at the station?

Maps of the European rail network

 

What to do when things go wrong...


Train travel within Luxembourg...

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Luxembourg to London from €81...

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Luxembourg to Paris from €25...
TGV to Paris at Luxembourg   TGV bar car

A TGV to Paris at Luxembourg.  There's no check-in, you just walk up to it & get on.

 

The cafe-bar, serving tea, coffee, beer, wine, cold snacks & microwaved hot dishes.  Larger photo.

TGV interior by Christian Lacroix, second class   TGV 1st class by Christian Lacroix

2nd class (standard class) with a mix or unidirectional seats & tables for 4.  Seats are 2+2 across car width.  360 degree photo.

 

1st class seats, used for standard premiθre and business premiθre. Seats are arranged 2+1 across the car width.  360 degree photo.

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Luxembourg to Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Montpellier, Cannes, Nice from €35...

By TGV high-speed train, avoiding Paris...

Via Paris.  Works to all French destinations, but involves changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi...

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Luxembourg to Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Colmar...

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Luxembourg to Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp for €28.20...
Belgian intercity train from Brussels to Luxembourg

A Belgian intercity (IC) train at Brussels Midi about to leave for Luxembourg...

2nd class 1st class

2nd class seats.  Larger photo.

1st class seats.  Larger photo.

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Luxembourg to Amsterdam from €35.90...

Option 1, by IC train to Brussels & high-speed Thalys to Amsterdam - fastest, most comfortable, but inflexible, can be expensive.

Option 2, by IC trains - the cheap & flexible option...

Second class seats on board a 'Thalys' high-speed train to Cologne 1st class seats on Thalys A Thalys for Amsterdam about to leave Brussels Midi...

Standard seats.  Larger photo.

Comfort or Premium.  Larger photo.

A Thalys at Brussels...

Brussels-Luxembourg train at Brussels Midi 2nd class 1st class

A modern air-conditioned InterCity train from Brussels to Luxembourg...

2nd class on the IC train from Brussels to Luxembourg.  Larger photo.

1st class on the IC train from Brussels to Luxembourg.  Larger photo.

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Luxembourg to Rotterdam, Utrecht & other cities in the Netherlands...

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Luxembourg to Basel, Zurich, Geneva & Switzerland from €37.90...

Option 1, via Metz, Strasbourg & Basel - the fastest & most direct route...

Option 2, via Koblenz & Basel - slower but much cheaper & easier to book, with through tickets...

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Luxembourg to Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples & Italy...

Option 1, via Paris...

TGV bar car   TGV from Milan to Paris

The cafe-bar, serving tea, coffee, beer, wine, hot & cold snacks & microwaved hot dishes....

 

The afternoon TGV from Paris to Milan at the Gare de Lyon.  There's no check-in to worry about...

TGV interior by Christian Lacroix, second class   TGV 1st class by Christian Lacroix

2nd class with a mix or unidirectional seats & tables for 4.  Seats are 2+2 across car width.  Panorama photo.

 

1st class with a mix of unidirectional seats, solo seats, tables for 2 & for 4.  Seats 2+1 across car width.  Panorama photo.

Mountains from the TGV train to Italy

The TGV from Paris to Italy slows right down through the Alps.  These are autumnal mountains in France.  More photos & video guide.

Option 2, via Basel...

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Luxembourg to Barcelona & Spain...
TGV Duplex at Paris Gare de Lyon   Upper deck second class on board a TGV Duplex.

Paris to Barcelona by TGV Duplex. Here, a TGV Duplex is boarding at Paris Gare de Lyon.  Watch TGV Duplex video.

 

2nd class table for 4 on TGV Duplex upper deck...

Mt Canigou in the Pyrenees

Mt Canigou & the Pyrenees...  One of the highest peaks in the mighty Pyrenees, the 2,784m (9,137 feet) high Mt Canigou dominates the skyline on the right all the way from Perpignan to Girona, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CanigouMore photos of what to see on the Paris-Barcelona train journey.

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Luxembourg to Lisbon & Portugal...
To Morocco by train...   En route to Morocco by train: gran classe 2-bed sleeper (day mode)   en route to Morocco by train: Gran Classes 2-bed sleeper (night mode)   Paris to Madrid & Barcelona by trainhotel: Gran Classe sleepers have a private shower and toilet

The Sud Express, about to leave Irun on the Franco-Spanish frontier, bound for Lisbon...  Courtesy of Ron Baker See panorama photo...

 

Gran Clase sleeper, in evening mode with the seats folded out...

 

....return from the bar to find the beds made up...

 

Gran Clase private toilet & shower...

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Luxembourg to Trier & Koblenz...

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Luxembourg to Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin & Germany...

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Luxembourg to Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Vienna...

Option 1, by daytime trains...

Option 2, by Nightjet sleeper train...

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Luxembourg to Budapest, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Bucharest...
1 or 2 bed sleeper on Nightjet train to Vienna   en suite shower & toilet in deluxe sleeper   Comfortline sleeping-car as now used on Nightjet trains

2-berth regular sleeper with washstand...

 

The toilet & shower in a deluxe sleeper...

 

A Comfortline sleeping-car as used on the Austrian Nightjet train from Koblenz to Vienna.  More information about Nightjets.

   

Austrian couchette car or liegewagen...

 

6-berth couchettes...

 

4-berth couchettes...

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Luxembourg to Copenhagen from €37.90...
A Danish IC3 train at Copenhagen station...   Inside a Danish IC3 train...

A Danish IC3 train at Copenhagen station...

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Luxembourg to Malmo, Gothenburg, Stockholm from €39.90...
A Danish IC3 train at Copenhagen station...   Inside a Danish IC3 train...

A Danish IC3 train at Copenhagen station...

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Luxembourg to Oslo & Norway...

Option 1, by train via Copenhagen...

Option 2, using the Color Line cruise ferry from Kiel to Oslo...

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Luxembourg to Prague...

Option 1, via Dresden...

Czech restaurant car on a Berlin to Prague train   Lunch in the restaurant car between Berlin & Prague

Berlin to Prague by EuroCity train...  A meal in the Czech restaurant car as the Berlin-Prague express snakes along the beautiful Elbe river south of Dresden.  Most Berlin-Prague trains use Czech carriages like this, a few use Hungarian air-conditioned carriages.  See more photos, tips & info for the Berlin to Prague train ride.  Photo courtesy of Philip Dyer-Perry.

More cliffs along the river Elbe

Option 2, via Cheb - the cheap way for €39...

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Luxembourg to Belgrade & Sofia

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Luxembourg to Warsaw & Krakow from €37.90...

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Luxembourg to Kiev & Moscow...

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bullet pointHotels in Luxembourg

Find hotels at Booking.comMy favourite hotel search site: www.booking.com

www.booking.com is my favourite hotel booking site and I generally prefer booking my hotels all in one place here.  You can usually book with free cancellation - this allows you to confirm your accommodation at no risk before train booking opens.  It also means you can hold accommodation while you finalise your itinerary, and alter your plans as they evolve - a feature I use all the time when putting a trip together.  I never book hotels non-refundably.  I have also come to trust their review scores - you won't be disappointed with anything over 8.0.

Tip:  It can pay to compare prices across multiple hotel sites:  HotelsCombined.com is a price comparison site which compares hotel prices on Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Accor, Agoda and many others.  Though if there's not much in it, I prefer keeping all my bookings together in one place at www.booking.com.

Other hotel sites worth trying...

Backpacker hostels...

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bullet pointTravel insurance & VPN

 

Columbus direct travel insurance

 

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Always take out travel insurance...

Never travel overseas without travel insurance from a reliable insurer, with at least £1m or preferably £5m medical cover.  It should also cover cancellation and loss of cash and belongings, up to a sensible limit.  An annual multi-trip policy is usually cheaper than several single-trip policies even for just 2 or 3 trips a year, I have an annual policy myself.  Here are some suggested insurers.  Seat61 gets a small commission if you buy through these links.

UK flagIn the UK, reliable insurers include Columbus Direct.

UK flagIf you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over 65, see www.JustTravelCover.com - 10% discount with code seat61.

UK flagYou can use Confused.com to compare prices & policies from many different insurers.

  Australian flag New Zealand flag  Irish flag    If you live in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or the EU, try Columbus Direct's other websites.

  US flag If you live in the USA try Travel Guard USA.

A Curve card saves on foreign transaction fees...

 

Curve card

Most banks give you a poor exchange rate, then charge you a currency conversion fee.  A Curve MasterCard means no foreign transaction fees and gives you the mid-market exchange rate, at least up to a certain limit, £500 per month at time of writing.  The balance goes straight onto one of your existing debit or credit cards.

How it works:  1. Download the app for iPhone or Android.  2. Enter your details & they'll send you a Curve MasterCard - they send to most European addresses including the UK.  3. Link your existing credit & debit cards to the app.  4. Now use the Curve MasterCard to buy things online or in person or take cash from ATMs, just like a normal MasterCard. Curve does the currency conversion and puts the balance onto whichever of your debit or credit cards you choose.  You can even change your mind about which card it goes onto, within 14 days of the transaction.

I have a Curve Blue card myself - I get some commission if you sign up to Curve, but I'm recommending it here because it's great.  See details, download the app and get a Curve card - they'll give you £5 cashback through that link, too.

 

Express VPN

Get a VPN for safe browsing.  VPNs & why you need one explained...

When you're travelling you often use free WiFi in public places which may not be secure.  A VPN means your connection to the internet is encrypted & always secure, even using unsecured WiFi.  In countries such as China where access to Twitter & Facebook is restricted, a VPN gets around these restrictions.  And lastly, you can select the geographic location of the IP address you browse with, to get around geographic restrictions which some websites apply - for example one booking site charges a booking fee to non-European visitors but none to European visitors, so if you're not located in Europe you can avoid this fee by browsing with a UK IP address using a VPN.  VPNs & why you need one explainedExpressVPN is a best buy and I use it myself - I've signed up as an ExpressVPN affiliate, and if you go with expressvpn.com using the links on this page, you should see a special deal, 3 months free with an annual subscription, and I get a small commission to help support this site.

 


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