Getting around the Grand Duchy
Despite its semi-rural setting, Luxembourg has a relatively comprehensive public transport system and most villages have at least one bus route and a school bus service.
Luxembourg is the first country in the world to make all public transport free of charge (since March 2020), and has a system of bus, rail and tram.
You only need a ticket if you are travelling by train in first class or if your journey will cross the border into Germany, France or Belgium. Children aged under 4 years must be accompanied by a person over 12 years to travel on the network.
Buses are the most common way to get about with services running to most towns and villages.
Buses 1-30 (and 31 to 33 school buses) are run by the state. Régime Général des Transports Routiers (RGTR) runs the regional and inter-region buses, and school buses, with the help of private providers - you can find a full list here.
Buses coming from the west of Luxembourg now stop at Stäreplaz/Étoile at the end of Route D'Arlon. Buses 6 and 16 go to the airport.
You can find a comprehensive list of bus routes and timetables here.
Note that RGTR bus lines changed number on 17 July 2022, in line with new regional number codes. You can check what number buses have changed to here. When these changes were made some bus lines stopped altogether, so if you can't find the old number, it means RGTR have discontinued that route.
There are a number of buses that run through the night on Fridays and Saturdays to various suburbs of the city and locations outside the city. You can find out more about the routes and timetables here.
Commune bus services
Many communes run mini-bus services that collect you from your home and drop you to a destination within the municipality such as the shops or train station. You have to book in advance. Ruffbus offers this service in Mamer, and Bus@Stroossen in Strassen. Check on your commune website to find out if there is one in your municipality.
Train services to Arlon (Belgium), Trier (Germany) and Metz and Nancy (France) run regularly, as do services to Rodange, Wasserbilig, Esch-sur-Alzette, Bettembourg, Dudelange, Dippach/Reckange, Pétange and Mersch. Remember that if you're crossing the border by rail, you will need a ticket.
You can find out more about routes, stops and timetables here. It is also possible to purchase connecting tickets for onward travel to other parts of Europe such as Paris and Strasbourg.
You can download a mobile app m-shop to pay for journeys on the Regio-Zone cross-border network via your phone.
Sales centres are located at the Central Station (Daily 05.00 to 20.45) and Belval University Station (Monday to Friday 06.15 to 19.45).
When completed, the tram will operate from Findel Airport to Cloche d’Or via Luxembourg's city centre.
For now, the first section of the tram runs from the central station at Gare to Stäreplaz/Étoile at the start of Route D'Arlon in the city, and then on to LuxExpo in Kirchberg, or in the other direction to two new stops in Bonnevoie "Leschte Steiwer" and "Lycée Bouneweg" . You can find a list of stations/stops here.
You can find a timetable and more information on the tram here.
Taxis are notoriously expensive in Luxembourg where Uber is still to gain a toehold. You can order a webtaxi for a lower fare or if travelling in a large group, consider a nightrider bus, which is also useful if you want to travel at night on a regular basis.
Need to get somewhere fast in bad traffic? Take a Vel'oh. All Vel'oh bikes are equipped with electric assistance which is activated at low speeds and decreases as the rider reaches the maximum speed of 25km/hour.
With 100 stations in and around the city centre, 300-400 metres apart, and bike stations in the communes of Mamer, Leudelange and Neideranven. You can rent a bike for the day for €2, and a 3-day ticket costs €5.
A one year subscription is €18, and the first half hour of each journey is free. You can book tickets online.
If you still prefer to drive to the City, here is a list of car parks by location with information on current availability of spaces. For more details on parking, when to use permits or blue discs, read our article on Parking in Luxembourg.
If you commute by car for work, you might be interested in car pooling. Klaxit is an app for carpooling in Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Germany.
Carloh is a car-sharing scheme that allows you to use a car. The programme is expanding from 19 to 24 stations where you can take or leave a car, and from 35 to 45 vehicles. Car-sharing is also available at a number of municipalities including Flex sharing scheme which operates in a number of locations. To date, some 45,800 journeys have been made using Carloh.
If you want to visit the region, or have friends and family who are visiting, you might want to try a Segway tour, the steam train at Fond du Gras and trips to the Moselle and Ardennes regions can be found here.