Train from AMS - LUX

Old Mar 10, 16, 7:47 pm
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Train from AMS - LUX

Hi Guys,

My Eurail contact is rather slow in response.... I would like to know if there are train connections from Amsterdam to Luxembourg.

It seems I could not google for this connection.

I think I would have to change train and there is no direct?

Any idea?
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Old Mar 11, 16, 1:23 am
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Originally Posted by vanessaqhc View Post
Hi Guys,

My Eurail contact is rather slow in response.... I would like to know if there are train connections from Amsterdam to Luxembourg.

It seems I could not google for this connection.

I think I would have to change train and there is no direct?

Any idea?
Check timetables online here
https://www.bahn.de/p_en/view/
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Old Mar 11, 16, 8:08 am
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No direct. Change in Brussels is often quickest but may work throug Germany as well. Bahn.de is your timetable friend.
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Old Mar 12, 16, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by vanessaqhc View Post
My Eurail contact is rather slow in response
And forget about Eurail. Save some money and book yourself on the train companies' websites. Use www.b-europe.com if you want to go through Brussels. Going through Germany I assume that the already mentioned www.bahn.de could sell you tickets (but I'm not 100% sure for that route).

And I agree that overall, for planning only (i.e. not buying) bahn.de is the best choice.
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Old Mar 12, 16, 12:37 pm
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And forget about Eurail. Save some money and book yourself on the train companies' websites. Use www.b-europe.com if you want to go through Brussels. Going through Germany I assume that the already mentioned www.bahn.de could sell you tickets (but I'm not 100% sure for that route).

And I agree that overall, for planning only (i.e. not buying) bahn.de is the best choice.
I should have added - try www.captaintrain.com to buy tickets for most major rail companies in Europe. Also shows times
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Old Mar 13, 16, 6:16 am
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Originally Posted by farci View Post
I should have added - try www.captaintrain.com to buy tickets for most major rail companies in Europe. Also shows times
People indeed seem to be happy using them. Personally I don't use them because I have no need for an extra middle man (the train companies' websites work just fine for me) and because I have some issues with how they work and their website (not letting you do a search without creating an account first for instance, or refusing to look for tickets from Brussels unless I type "Bruxelles" - the main name of the city is "Brussel").
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Old Mar 13, 16, 8:27 am
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If you have time, take the (in my opinion) much more scenic route via Liege.

It would require taking a direct train to Maastricht, a change of traind to Liege, and another change of trains at the wonderfully Calatrava-designed station there to Luxembourg. The last ride, Liege-Luxembourg, is about as scenic as it gets in the whole area and well worth the bit slower travel time as opposed as going via Brussels.
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Old Mar 13, 16, 1:39 pm
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My search for any Train Schedules is the following. Caution: read well at the link I provided. Every line and empty space should be filled. Here we go:
http://hafas.bene-system.com/bin/que...97653&OK#focus
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Old Mar 13, 16, 5:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Koby View Post
People indeed seem to be happy using them. Personally I don't use them because I have no need for an extra middle man (the train companies' websites work just fine for me) and because I have some issues with how they work and their website (not letting you do a search without creating an account first for instance, or refusing to look for tickets from Brussels unless I type "Bruxelles" - the main name of the city is "Brussel").
Loco2 doesn't require an account to search, and is happy to let you search for Brussels with the English spelling! IIRC Loco2 covers more European train operators than Captain Train (formerly CapitaineTrain), but Captain Train lets you do a few more advanced things such as loyalty cards. Oh, and Loco2 bills you in GBP, Captain Train in EUR
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Old Mar 13, 16, 9:17 pm
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Wow! Thanks for the very through responses guys! I learnt a lot.... I'm a train noob. We never travel but rail much from where I am from - Singapore's just a city metro.
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Originally Posted by vanessaqhc View Post
Wow! Thanks for the very through responses guys! I learnt a lot.... I'm a train noob. We never travel but rail much from where I am from - Singapore's just a city metro.
Unfortunately you're right; The train no longer runs to Singapore. In 1983 I was still able to take the [I]Rakyat Express[I] from Butterworth all the way to Singapore.
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