Luxembourg, January 31 – February 2, 2013
The Luxembourg airport is connected by regular flights to all main destinations. City buses 9 and 16 operate between the airport and city centre. Taxi and car rental services are available at the airport. The location of the airport terminal is indicated on this map.
The Frankfurt–Hahn airport and the Charleroi airport are served by low-cost airlines which provide service to several European destinations. A regular bus service connects these airports (as well as the Frankfurt airport and the Frankfurt main train station) to the main train station of Luxembourg (this stop is called Luxembourg – Gare centrale quai 13 CFL/RGTR).
Further airports at 3–4 hours’ distance include Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Cologne–Bonn, Saarbrücken, Zweibrücken.
Luxembourg has good rail connections with its neighbouring countries. There are direct connections to Luxembourg from Paris (2 hours) and Brussels (3 hours), and Luxembourg can be reached via Trier (50 min), Koblenz (2¼ hours) or Cologne (3½ hours) from most locations in Germany. See the websites of the Luxembourg rail company CFL, or SNCF, SNCB or Deutsche Bahn.
The location of Luxembourg main train station is indicated on this map.
Luxembourg can be reached from Germany by highway 64/E44 (Trier) or 8/E29 (Saarlouis, Perl), from France by highway A31/E25 (Metz, Thionville) and from Belgium by highway E25/E411 (Arlon). Once within the country, follow the signs for Luxembourg Centre.
Automobilists may be delighted by the fact that petrol is less expensive in Luxembourg than in its neighbouring countries. On the other hand, finding parking in the city may be difficult, especially on weekdays.
Virtually all city buses go to the Place Émile Hamilius or its vicinity in city centre (bus stops Hamilius, Royal and Monterey). Thus, this is a convenient transfer point between lines. Several bus lines also have a stop at the main train station (Gare Centrale). Bus stop Hamilius and the main train station are indicated on this map.
Single tickets (billet courte durée), valid for two hours in all buses, can be bought from bus drivers for 2 €. Daily tickets (billet longue durée) are also available for 4 €. Other types of tickets, such as 10-ride and monthly passes, are available at Luxembourg main train station and at city transport office (located at the underground passage beneath Place Émile Hamilius). Tickets are also sold at all post offices, at the branches of the Banque et Caisse d’Épargne de l’État, and at several shops around the city. Tickets not purchased from the driver must be validated at a ticket validation machine onboard. Unless intending to purchase a ticket from the driver, passengers may board a bus through any door—there is no need to show anything to the driver. Further information on the bus service (bus lines, timetables, tariffs etc.) is available here. Note that public transport ticket prices have been increased in January 2013.
Taxis may be somewhat expensive in Luxembourg. Taxis can be booked by telephone or hired from stands at various locations in the city centre and at the airport. Here is a list of taxi service providers in Luxembourg city.