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How To Travel Around Luxembourg

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Luxembourg is a small nation, so public transportation can get you to almost every town in the country in an hour or less. The Mobilitéit agency is in charge of organizing Luxembourg’s trains and buses; its website and mobile app are both extremely helpful for arranging trips across the nation.

Tickets are usable on trains and buses and may be bought at railway stations, certain bus vending machines, and all bus drivers when available. A fixed fee of €2 for two hours (unlimited transfers) or €4 for the full day is available.

By train

The Luxembourgeois Chemins de Fer (CFL) rail network is an excellent method to go across the nation. While the south is very well served, the north is restricted to a single major line that goes from Luxembourg City to Liège in Belgium through Mersch, Ettelbrück, Wilwerwiltz, Clervaux, and Troisvierges. Ettelbruck has a branch line to Diekirch, while Kautenbach has a branch line to Wiltz. Bettembourg and Esch-sur-Alzette are located to the south. There is another a line to the east that crosses the Moselle River at Wasserbillig and enters Germany.

Luxembourg’s trains are pleasant and modern, and they usually operate on time.

By bus

Countless bus routes run across the nation, reaching every little hamlet. During the week, most services run at least every hour, with greater frequency on weekdays and decreased service on Saturdays and Sundays.

The city of Luxembourg is served by buses numbered 1-31, with line 1 being the most helpful upon arriving in the nation (Train Station – City Centre – Kirchberg – Airport). Almost all buses make stops throughout their itineraries at the major bus station, Hamilius, and the railway station (Luxembourg Gare). Buses are contemporary and clean, and if you have a ticket, you may board at any entrance. On most city bus routes, on-board screens and announcements inform passengers of the upcoming stop. It’s critical to signal the bus you want by extending your hand toward the road as it approaches.

Out of town, the bus service is very wide and dependable. Buses with numbers 100 and above will transport you out of town. To go to places in the north of the country, take the train to Mersch, Ettelbruck, Wiltz, or Clervaux, then change to a bus to the ultimate destination. The capital typically has a direct transport to other locations.

By car

The road infrastructure of Luxembourg is well-developed, although not necessarily well-thought-out. Anywhere along the main highways is readily accessible with them (including Grevenmacher in the east, Mamer to the west and Bettembourg to the south). Esch-Alzette, the country’s second city (by worldwide standards, more akin to a small town), has its own highway, the A4. Furthermore, parts of a new highway in the country’s north (Mersch, Ettelbrück) are already operational. The present North Road, on the other hand, offers convenient access between Luxembourg and Mersch.

Unless otherwise stated, the speed limit in cities and villages is 50 km/h, 90 km/h on open country roads, and 130 km/h on the highway (110 km/h in the rain). On the N7 and N11, speed limits are increased to 110 km/h in certain areas, and reduced to 70 km/h on other open rural routes. Speed restrictions may be increased to 70 km/h on major highways inside cities and villages, or reduced to 30 km/h in residential areas. Random police checks are used to enforce speed restrictions. If you have a right-hand-drive vehicle, be aware that you will almost certainly be picked out for a customs inspection on the way in. In town, police are also on the lookout for vehicles who have the ‘wrong’ lights on, such as side lights instead of dipped headlights.

Driving in Luxembourg isn’t nearly as difficult as it is in other European nations. Even while entering roundabouts, the people remain courteous. Other cars will allow you to join the traffic line if you access the highway from a side road into the slower traffic lane, although traffic indications are required. Always stay in the slow traffic lane on European roads, leaving the fast lane for passing. Even if you are driving at the speed limit, some drivers go at fast speeds and flash their headlights to show that they are in a hurry. Trucks usually stay in the slow lane and maintain their prescribed speed for big vehicles. When overtaking other trucks, they may be a nuisance. Truck drivers seem to be on the lookout for other vehicles. Cars pulling caravans may be dangerous at times, but being vigilant will guarantee that no issues arise. When overtaking, keep an eye on the cars’ close speeds, since some drivers exceed the posted speed limits. Driving in Luxembourg is enjoyable on a daily basis, although traffic can slow down at peak hours.

On weekends, finding parking in Luxembourg’s city center may be challenging. The majority of parking spots are rapidly filled, and some garages shut early. Finding a hotel near the station and then walking about the city center is the best choice. There are also a large number of traffic wardens who are always on the lookout.

By bike

Luxembourg’s streets and environment provide for excellent riding terrain; highly recommended.

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