Marseille to Luxembourg by train

How to take the rail journey from Marseille to Luxembourg



From Marseille-Saint-Charles to Luxembourg

Journey Summary

Travel Time
7hr 21min
Travel Information

Final Destination: Luxembourg

The train also calls at: Strasbourg and Metz

This is the only direct train service between the south of France and both Luxembourg and Metz

1 x train per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: up to 6 months ahead of the travel date

This train is usually scheduled to depart from Marseille daily shortly after 16:00, so target that time when looking up this journey.

Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding - the rail pass users will be the same as on a domestic journey within France on a TGV InOui service.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trainline *

Trainline Guide

SNCF Connect *

SNCF Connect Guide

SNCF is the national rail operator in France and not so long ago it recently simplified both the range of tickets and the term and conditions of using them.
Therefore the cheapest tickets also become more flexible too.

Other improvements included a simple integration of travelling with bicycles and rail pass users being able to book reservations for national journeys, without paying booking fees.

And it also recently launched SNCF Connect as replacement for its Oui.SNCF booking service.
You can set up a low price alert to let you know when the cheapest price is available for a future journey.

Something else to look out for is that simplest way of travelling with tickets is to use the SNCF Connect App, as booked tickets can therefore be stored on your mobile device, which can then be shown to the train conductors as proof of purchase.

SNCF Connect on Google Play

SNCF Connect in the App (Apple) store

SNCF also operates RailEurope, which is in effect a dedicated online booking service for making bookings from outside of Europe.
If you reside outside of Europe you may discover that SNCF Connect rejects phone numbers or card numbers, but RailEurope won't do so.
Though RailEurope will add booking fees when making a purchase

On this journey

Journey Features

High Speed (partial journey)

Good to Know

This train is usually scheduled to depart daily from Marseille at 16:02 and arrive in Luxembourg after 23:45, but if you take the daily train to Nancy, which typically departs at 09:45, you can connect there and arrive in Luxembourg before 19:30.

It's not a particularly scenic journey, so having something to watch or read with you is recommended - the only wow factor on this trip comes from the speed.

The train will travel on four high speed lines:

  • From the outskirts of Marseille to the suburbs of Lyon
  • From Lyon to Macon
  • It then travels the full length of the LGV Rhin-Rhone
  • And then it uses a relatively new section of the the LGV Est after it departs from Strasbourg.

This train will reverse direction on departure from Dijon.

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