Transportation

Here is a brief overview of information about getting to Luxembourg and how to get around once you arrive.


Airports

Luxembourg Findel Airport

This international airport is located about 10km from the Luxembourg city center. It is the only commercial airport in the country.

The main airline servicing Luxembourg is LuxAir. There are other international airlines with flights here. From Luxembourg, you can reach European and North African destinations by direct flights. There are no direct flights to North America, South America or Asia.


Frankfurt Hahn Airport, Germany

This airport is about 120 km from Luxembourg City, and it takes about 90 minutes to drive there. Bus service is available to the airport from Luxembourg.

Three low-cost airlines service this airport, RyanAir, SunExpress and Wizz Air.


Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Belgium

This airport is about 190 km from Luxembourg City, and it takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes to reach by car. Bus service is available to the airport from Luxembourg.

Three low-cost airlines service this airport, JetAirFly, RyanAir and Wizz Air.


Train Stations

Luxembourg Gare

The Luxembourg City train station is the main international station in the country. It is located less than 2 km from the city center and is easy to get to with many bus options or by simply walking.

From this train station, you can reach towns all around the country, and many destinations throughout Europe. It is connected with the French TGV rail system, a high-speed railway. You can get to Paris in just over two hours.

To plan your route, click here and type in your information under “Recherche horaire.” You can also ask at the Gare. You can buy tickets online or in person.

Other Train Stations:

Cities throughout the country have their own train stations, forming a network of rail lines. Within Luxembourg, you can travel by any combination of bus/train for 2€ for two hours.


Buses

Luxembourg has an extensive network of public buses. They are cheap, clean and efficient. People use them for transportation for work, school and leisure.

Bus routes numbered 1-25 run in Luxembourg City, Ville de Luxembourg (VdL). Some of the routes will venture just slightly out of the city.

Bus numbers with three digits run throughout the country, and also bring riders to and from Luxembourg City.

In addition to the 2€ for two hours of bus/train travel, there are other combinations for day tickets, buying a packet of 10 tickets and monthly and annual passes. Go to the trailer office next to Hamilius (the main bus stop in the city center) for purchases.


Route Planning

You can find maps for VdL buses from this website.

For all maps of buses numbered 100-900, click here. Enter the bus number in the field asking for train name and click search. Then you can see a list of journeys. If you click on one of them, you can get a list of all the stops and a map at the bottom of the page.

Mobilitéits Zentral is also a very useful route planner: You can search by a bus stop, train station or any street address anywhere in Luxembourg. It will come up with bus and/or train routes.

You can get paper leaflets of each bus route at the Gare, Luxembourg City Tourist Office or at the office next to Hamilius (the main bus stop in the city center).


Driving

It is common for expats to make use of public transportation and only have one car per family.

If you’re going to drive in Luxembourg, you’ll need to learn about the ways of the roads here. You need to be 18 years old to drive. You can drive with a foreign driver’s license for six months, and then you can apply for a Luxembourgish license (you will have to relinquish your old license, but you can trade it back in when you return home).

We have different road signs and speed limits than what you may be accustomed to. You can get information about the different road signs at the AWCL Clubhouse.

Bonus Insider Tip: Fuel is cheaper at the petrol stations in Luxembourg than the surrounding countries.


Taxis

Taxis are readily available throughout Luxembourg city. Several companies run taxi services. They are not cheap, and they do not all charge the same fares. You can find taxis at hotel and various taxi parking stations throughout the city.


Bicycles

Many people use their bikes for recreation, but they also rely on them for their mode of transportation. You will see lots of bikers. If you’re over the age of ten, you are supposed to ride on the road, not the sidewalk. There are bike lanes in Luxembourg, but not everywhere.

Bike rentals for short rides are available throughout Luxembourg city. Several other towns also have bike rental facilities.


Many More Details

To learn more about transportation, refer to our Living in Luxembourg guide book.