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Driving & Public Transport

Luxembourg (City) - Driving & Public Transport

Luxembourg City is a small city, and it is possible to get from place to place on foot. The network of buses operating in Luxembourg City is known as the Autobus municipaux de la Ville de Luxembourg. There is a bus network operated by the national railway company (CFL – Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois) for travel in Luxembourg. You can download a copy of the bus schedules at their website at www.cfl.lu. For more information, call their Service Information hotline at (+352) 2489 2489. There are city night bus services available. There is no tram or underground subway system in Luxembourg City.

Since 2007, Luxembourg City offers a Call-a-Bus service that runs on request. The service is available Mondays through Saturdays, between 9am to 11pm, regardless of stops and destinations. Call 24796 47 97 to make a booking at least 45 minutes before your desired departure time. The price per trip is 5 Euros per person.

Expatriates who depend on the bus service for daily commuting between work and home would want to purchase the City Card, which is a monthly/annual subscription-based transport card. Children and senior citizens are eligible for concessionary fares. Children up to the age of 12 travel for free, provided that they are accompanied by a paying person (aged 18 years and older).

Private car

Luxembourg has a good network of highways and roads. However, in recent years, the traffic situation around Luxembourg City, and on the highways leading to the city can get congested, especially during peak hours, due to the increasing number of commuters who live in neighboring French and Belgian cities. The use of seat belts is compulsory in Luxembourg, and children aged 12 years and below must travel in the back seat. There are on-the-spot fines for violation of some traffic rules, and there are stiff fines for drinking and driving.

If you are intending to reside in Luxembourg for more than 6 months, you will need to convert your driving license, after you have registered with the local authorities. If your driving license is not in English, French or German, you need to get the license translated. To convert your driving license, you will need to head down to the Ministry of Transport (Ministere des Transports Lux-Centre Service des permis de conduire). The office is located at 2A Kalchesbruck. Tel: 35 72 14 720 website: www.snct.lu. The office is open Mondays through Fridays, 8am to 5pm. If you intend to import your car into Luxembourg, there are several guidelines to follow, such as customs and insurance procedures. Your car will also need to be examined for road-worthiness. More details are available at the Ministry of Transport's website at www.snct.lu.

If you have a private car in Luxembourg City, you also need to apply for a parking permit ("vignette de stationnement"). Each household can apply to up to four vignettes. The first vignette per household that lives in Luxembourg City is free, and second cost 48 Euros and the third and fourth cost 96 Euros each. The vignette is a purple sticker and needs to be prominently displayed.

The price of petrol/gas in Luxembourg is controlled by the Luxembourg Government, so all petrol/gas stations sell petrol/gas at the same rates across Luxembourg.

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