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Taking the train from Paris to Luxembourg

Travelling by train from Paris to Luxembourg is the simple and relaxing way to reach the Grand Duchy. The average journey time by train between Paris and Luxembourg is 4 hours and 21 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner at the top of this page to search for a specific travel date. As soon as your speedy two hour rail journey reaches the main Metz railway station you'll enter the dreamy, castle strewn land of ancient Luxembourg. 

Ancient walled fortifications, the Grand Ducal Palace, and rustic countryside charms make Luxembourg a wonderful destination in its own right. Superb, regular TGV trains from Paris Gare du Nord ensure you can explore some of the most historic delights of Luxembourg in a day, when you opt for direct rail trips which take just over two hours. The railway station is located just over one mile out of town, close to the River Petrusse. Luxembourg City is the capital of the tiny country, and features Roman remains and ancient forts and castles testifying to the important role the tiny Duchy held in Europe.

The station is less than 20 minutes' walk from downtown Luxembourg, and local trams are the quickest way to get to town. What's more, all public transport in Luxembourg is absolutely free of charge! Cast your eyes down the page for journey times, tips on securing cheap tickets and everything you need to know to book your train from Paris to Luxembourg today.

Paris to Luxembourg by train

It takes an average of 4h 32m to travel from Paris to Luxembourg by train, over a distance of around 178 miles (287 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Paris to Luxembourg and tickets for this journey start from €9 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 23m
PriceFrom €9
Distance178 miles (287 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
First train08:13
Last train20:58
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationLuxembourg
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSNCF

TGV and SNCF trains from Paris to Luxembourg

You can travel from Paris to Luxembourg on TGV and SNCF 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Luxembourg

The price of train tickets from Paris to Luxembourg starts at €9 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 Paris 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Paris 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 Paris to Luxembourg take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Luxembourg is 4 hours and 32 minutes, with around 14 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 Paris and Luxembourg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Luxembourg is 2 hours and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Luxembourg cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Luxembourg can start from as little as €9 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Luxembourg?

No, there are no direct train services from Paris to Luxembourg. Travelling from Paris to Luxembourg by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Paris to Luxembourg leaves at 08:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Luxembourg leaves at 20:58. 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 Paris and Luxembourg by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Luxembourg cover a distance of around 178 miles (287 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Luxembourg to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Luxembourg for a typical week day using timetable data for . 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 01/02/2021 for travel on 01/02/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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