Travelling by train in Luxembourg
All train travel in Luxembourg is managed by the CFL, Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois.
CFL passenger trains are eco-responsible means of transportation. They are powered by 100% renewable electric energy and have no CO2 emissions.
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Since February 29, 2020, public transport in Luxembourg is free. A first in the world!
However, this measure only concerns 2nd class public transport on Luxembourg territory. First class on the trains will continue to be charged at 75 euros per month for season tickets. Bus trips are free of charge.
National train tickets 1st class on the Luxembourg territory:
- Ticket valid for 2 hours (1st class) 3€.
- Book of ten tickets valid for 2 hours (1 cl) 24€.
- Ticket valid for 1 day (1 cl) 6€.
- Book of five tickets valid for 1 day (1 cl) 24€.
- Monthly short distance subscription (1cl) 37,50
- Monthly subscription (1 cl) 75€.
- Annual short distance subscription (1cl) 330€.
- Annual subscription (1 cl) 660€.
- Senior subscription (1 cl) 200
Regiozone cross-border ticket prices :
Despite the fact that transport in Luxembourg is free, cross-border workers and other users of the TER Grande Région must pay the fare for the part of the journey outside the Grand Duchy.
- 2 hours ticket RegioZone 1 3€.
- 2-hour RegioZone 2 ticket 5€.
- 1 day ticket RegioZone 1 5
- RegioZone 2 1 day ticket 9€.
- Monthly subscription RegioZone 1 : 40€.
- RegioZone 2 monthly subscription: 85€.
- Annual subscription RegioZone 1 : 360€.
- Annual subscription RegioZone 2 : 750€.
Please note that annual season tickets are now only available from companies in neighbouring countries: Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and SNCB.
To take the train, you can buy your tickets and passes directly at the ticket offices of CFL stations just before boarding the train, or book by phone or internet.
This does not apply to TGV trains, which are reserved for passengers with advance reservations.
You can find on the CFL website :
- information on the timetables of the trains circulating on the Luxembourg territory
- book and buy online your train ticket to the following European countries France, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland
You can order your ticket by phone at +352 24 89 24 89 on working days from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Within 2 business days of your order, your ticket will arrive at your home by mail with all your travel information.
The mTicket application is your mobile ticket office for buying 2-hour, 1-day and monthly passes for the cross-border RegioZone network.
The mKaart is a highly functional plastic chip card in the format of a credit card, onto which 1st class and cross-border tickets can be loaded electronically.
You can also charge access to the Vël’OK service in Esch-sur-Alzette, access to the mBox bicycle parks, and the Chargy service for access to public charging stations for electric cars.
The mKaart can be obtained at the CFL ticket offices, at the Centrale de Mobilité of the stations of Luxembourg and Belval Université, at the AVL (Infobox) of the Centre Hamilius, at the TICE ticket office of the station of Esch-sur-Alzette.
Your mKaart can then be directly credited to your mShop.lu account.
TGV station Luxembourg-City
Several other destinations in France are served by TGV from Luxembourg station.
Access to the TGV train is reserved for people who have purchased their ticket in advance and have a reservation.
You can order your ticket by phone. Your ticket will arrive at your home, by mail, with all your travel information within 2 business days of your order.
You can also order your e-ticket via the French SNCF website or buy your ticket at the ticket offices of the Luxembourg station.
Opening hours of the CFL counters
Because of the free transport, only the largest stations maintained their CFL counters. Passengers may purchase their tickets directly on the platform in other stations from the automatic ticket machines.
Timetable CFL station of Luxembourg
The central counters of the Luxembourg station are open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm from Monday to Friday, and from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The international transport counters are open from 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Monday to Sunday, and on public holidays. Telephone information services are available from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.
There are also ATMs where you can buy your tickets outside of these hours.
Belval-Université CFL station timetable
On weekdays, the counters open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. They are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Timetable CFL station of Esch-sur-Alzette
The counters will be open from 6:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
CFL mobile application
Simplify your travels by train, in Luxembourg or across Europe with the CFL mobile app. Thanks to this app that you can download to your smartphone, you can plan your trips according to your personal needs.
Are you travelling to Luxembourg? The bus and coach network is very well developed. To learn more, click here.
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