Fastest journey2hr 11m
The train journey from Paris to Luxembourg is very easy. The route is served by direct TGVs which run five to seven times each day. If the timings of the direct trains don’t suit your schedules, there are additional options which require a change of train in either Metz or Nancy.
The fastest trains require a little over two hours for the 379-kilometre route from Paris to Luxembourg. For much of the journey, these trains follow the LGV Est, a new high-speed line running east from Paris which opened in 2007.
Bookings for the journey from Paris to Luxembourg normally open three months prior to travel, but there are times when Loco2 can sell tickets for this route as much as four months in advance. This is a route where it pays to book early if you are keen to bag a cheap fare.
Paris to Luxembourg City
Direct TGV trains bound for Luxembourg leave from Paris Gare de l’Est. They run through crowded suburbs to join the high-speed line on the fringes of Paris. Then it’s a fast dash east through the Champagne region to Lorraine. The train leaves the high-speed route at the Moselle Valley, following the river north through Metz to Thionville, from where it is just 20 minutes across the border to Luxembourg. The TGV trains from Paris to Luxembourg all make two or three intermediate stops on their journey between the two capital cities.
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Image credits: Luxembourg Old Town © Rahmel