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How to travel from Cologne to Luxembourg by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Cologne to Luxembourg? Look no further.

You'll usually find 23 trains per day running between Cologne and Luxembourg, which usually take 14 hours 32 minutes to complete the 530 km journey. It can take as little as 10 hours 24 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Luxembourg from Cologne, you'll just need to make 3 changes along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with Trenitalia, DB or SBB, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Cologne to Luxembourg if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $117.25. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Cologne to Luxembourg by train

It takes an average of 14h 32m to travel from Cologne to Luxembourg by train, over a distance of around 330 miles (530 km). There are normally 23 trains per day traveling from Cologne to Luxembourg and tickets for this journey start from $117.25 when you book in advance.

First train

06:20

Last train

22:30

Departure station

Cologne

Arrival station

Luxembourg

Journey time

10h 24m

Distance

530 miles (330 km)

Frequency

23 trains per day

Changes

3 changes

Price

From $117.25

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia, Trenord, SBB CFF FFS

Cologne to Luxembourg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Luxembourg for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:40 19:22 10h 42m, 7 changes
09:40 20:22 10h 42m, 6 changes
11:40 04:45 17h 5m, 6 changes
12:20 05:49 17h 29m, 8 changes
12:20 06:00 17h 40m, 6 changes
13:20 06:00 16h 40m, 7 changes
13:40 06:00 16h 20m, 8 changes
15:40 07:22 15h 42m, 6 changes
15:40 07:23 15h 43m, 3 changes
16:40 08:22 15h 42m, 5 changes

Trenitalia, SBB, Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains from Cologne to Luxembourg

You can travel from Cologne to Luxembourg on Trenitalia, SBB, Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Luxembourg

The price of train tickets from Cologne to Luxembourg starts at $117.25 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cologne to Luxembourg by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Cologne to Luxembourg

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne to Luxembourg? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cologne to Luxembourg take?

The average journey time by train between Cologne and Luxembourg is 14 hours and 32 minutes, with around 23 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cologne and Luxembourg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Luxembourg is 10 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne to Luxembourg cost?

Train tickets from Cologne to Luxembourg can start from as little as $117.25 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Luxembourg?

No, there are no direct train services from Cologne to Luxembourg. Travelling from Cologne to Luxembourg by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Cologne to Luxembourg leave?

The first train from Cologne to Luxembourg leaves at 06:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cologne to Luxembourg leave?

The last train from Cologne to Luxembourg leaves at 22:30. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cologne and Luxembourg by train?

Trains travelling from Cologne to Luxembourg cover a distance of around 330 miles (530 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Luxembourg to Cologne.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Luxembourg for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/27/2022 for travel on 08/27/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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