This is an extract from a multi-country report to read the full report use the following link: Multi Trip (France – Switzerland – Luxembourg – Holland – Czech Republic – Slovakia – Hungary) July 2014 A trip that started out a lot more simplistic than it actually ended up but did have two purposes, the Read the Rest…
Luxembourg is such a small country yet even as you enter Luxembourg City by train you’re treated to most of the sites the city has to offer from the train window.
CFL operate the national rail service, throughout Luxembourg; also offering many cross border trains into neighbouring countries. CFL timetables are available on their site to download as PDF’s. You can also plan your trip online.
A comprehensive list of both passenger and freight operators in Luxembourg can be found on the helpful Railfan Europe website’s Luxembourg page.
Train times and Tickets
Booking tickets for travel within Luxembourg can be done at most CFL stations or online. If you only require reservations for either Interrail, Eurail or railway staff passes then this can be done via phone to the DB office in London.
The good thing about Luxembourg is that CFL offer a day ticket, valid on the whole CFL network until 04:00 the following morning, for a mere 4 Euro’s!
If choosing to use an Interrail pass, either for just within Luxembourg, or to pass through Luxembourg, all the relevant details on the passes, including the different types/lengths of validity available, can be found on the InterRail website.
Finally travel in Europe can be made a lot simpler by using the very, very, helpful smartphone app courtesy of Eurail. This app is available both online and offline and is always up to date (well it has been for the countries I’ve used it in; including for any planned engineering works); for me it was an essential part of my travel in Europe. This app is linked to the Hafas system, which countries like Germany, Austria & Switzerland use for their train planning online tool. Eurail has done what the individual countries haven’t though and made it available offline.
For the Rail Enthusiast
A comprehensive list of Luxembourg’s Locomotives by their respective railway system can be found on the Railfaneurope website’s Luxembourg page. This also explains a bit the various operators of the network and how they have amalgamated over the years.
A detailed map/atlas of the Benelux Railway Systems, which includes Luxembourg, is available from European Railway Atlas.
This is an extract from a multi-country report to read the full report use the following link: Multi Trip (France – Switzerland – Luxembourg – Holland – Czech Republic – Slovakia – Hungary) July 2014 The trip was in two parts, the first bit being solid trains and the second bit being a relaxing week, Read the Rest…