Paris to Luxembourg by train

How to take a train journey from Paris to Luxembourg

The journey by train from Paris to Luxembourg is simple and fast.



From Paris Gare de l'Est/Paris Est to Luxembourg

Journey Summary

Travel Time
2hr 13min - 2hr 24min
Travel Information

Note that these trains depart from Gare de l'Est in Paris.

Final Destination: Luxembourg

All trains also call at: Metz-Ville

Mon - Fri: 5 x trains per day
Saturday: 6 x trains
Sunday: 5 x trains


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 4 months ahead of the travel date

Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey

Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day, so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.

Rail pass users:

The rail pass reservation fees on the TGVs between Paris and Luxembourg are now the same price as on the TGVs, which operate solely within France, so they're not the bargain they used to be, sadly.

However, there are direct trains, on which no rail pass fees are charged, on from Luxembourg to both Liege and Koblenz.

So if you have a rail pass and will be travelling from Paris to south or east Belgium or northern Germany - taking these trains and connecting in Luxembourg, is a cheaper alternative to taking the Thalys trains between Paris and Belgium/Germany.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SNCF Connect from €31

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

Trainline from €31

Trainline Guide

Save A Train from €31

Save A Train Guide

Happy rail from €31

Happy rail Guide

Happy Rail is a Netherlands rail ticket agency which sells tickets for both national and international journeys within a range of countries including Belgium France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland.

HappyRail doesn't charge booking fees in the conventional sense, but if you're not Dutch you can expect to pay additional transaction fees, which will be added to the total cost.
That's because the most common form of online payment used in The Netherlands is 'iDEAL' and HappyRail doesn't charge a transaction fee for 'iDEAL' payments, but only Dutch residents can sign up to 'iDEAL'.
Other forms of payment include Visa debit cards will incur a fee.

Rail Europe from €31

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - NoHigh Speed (partial journey)

Good to Know

Be aware that due to improvement works on the railway lines in Luxembourg, on multiple weekends buses will be substituting for trains between Metz and Luxembourg.

It is not a scenically interesting journey from Paris to Luxembourg.

What  gives this journey its wow factor is that for some of this trip you'll be travelling at more than 300 km/h on the the fastest high speed line in France!

Around 13 minutes after departure the train will move on to the high speed line, then between Champagne-Ardennes and station and the point at which it will slow down to move on to the conventional railway, it will be travelling exceptionally fast.

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