Luxembourg:public transports!!

This is one of my favorite countries of Europe and one we had visited since earlier times in 1991 onwards many times. I, of course, have several posts about Luxembourg in my blog, city and country. However, I notice came in bits and pieces on public transports and we have our share of them here. Therefore, let me tell you a bit about them in this small quant picturesque country of Europe.

As a disclaimer, we have come most of the time by car, once by airplane, and once by train. This is my take on transports in Luxembourg.

The roads are easy and expressway all the way from France to Luxembourg. Initially, we went from Versailles going around the BP or boulevard Périphérique of Paris and then the A86 extension around greater Paris to connect with the A4 towards ,Metz, and getting off on the A31 towards Luxembourg.

Later years, we went fro the Morbihan breton in Bretagne along the free tolls road of the N24, and N136 by Rennes to A84 to exit 29 by Fougéres, and onwards on the N12 dir Alençon, Dreux, and Versailles. Getting on the A86 big beltway around Paris to connect with the A4, by Metz connect with the A31 to Luxembourg

Upon entering Luxembourg city we had some parking choices; most of the trips we parked at Théatre in city center, very convenient and we love it. Otherwise, we did so at Auchan shopping center at Kirschberg where the free parking was handy to get on bus 16 that comes from the Findel airport as well to city center Luxembourg. Other parkings we have used are the train station or Gare and Monterey near the Place d’Armes.

The laws on transport and route driving in Luxembourg in French :https://transports.public.lu/fr.html

lux Kirchberg 2007

Of course, in other towns we have used either undergroun parking or above ground public parking, easy secure and close to the city centers. Once in a while we have done off street parking too.

 There is a nice airport Luxembourg-Findel  outside of Luxembourg city so at Findel, and we have stayed by it with easy connection by bus 16 to the city center, and of course by car. Luxembourg airport  is commonly call the “lux-Airport” yet it is at Findel located east of the city at the border with the municipal administrations of Niederanven and Sandweiler. If no car, direct from the city you can take buses 16 and 29. From the city driving you get on the beltway A6 exit 7 or 9. Airport webpage: https://www.lux-airport.lu/

From the city center Hamilius quai 1 bus depot we have taken bus line 1 to Kirchberg right by the Auchan shopping center! Nice ride lol! See we do take public transports too even in Europe!! 

City of Luxembourg bus lines where we have taken line 1 and 16. City of Luxembourg on bus schedules: https://www.vdl.lu/fr/se-deplacer/en-bus/horaires-et-depart-en-temps-reel/lignes

The tramway linking Luxexpo to its opening and the Grand Duchess Charlotte bridge via avenue John F. Kennedy; the tram is linked to Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg station located on line 1 by the funicular. In addition, numerous AVL and RGTR bus lines connect the district to Ville-Haute (upper town) and neighboring villages. 

The tramway line network Luxtram for info as never taken it is here: http://www.luxtram.lu/fr/la-ligne/

The tramway line 1 goes from Kirchberg, Luxexpo , Centre, Stäreplaz, and Étoile.  Another transports not taken there is the taxi; there are taxi stands all over the city.

The district of Grund is located in 20 minutes thereabout on foot from the central train station of Luxembourg city. And of course, we had walked to it and back. This is the Gare Centrale at Place de la Gare. The train specific webpage is CFL here: https://www.cfl.lu/fr-fr/timetable

Lux gare central train station jan11

The CFL manages and operates the Luxembourg rail network, the Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg funicular, bus lines, mostly on behalf of the General Road Transport Regime and a car-sharing service called Flex. The shares of the company are distributed as follows: 94% the Luxembourg State, 4% the Belgian State and 2% the French State. The bit of history here is that this came about on April 17, 1946, an agreement was signed between Luxembourg, France and Belgium. The Luxembourg National Railway Company (CFL) was officially created on May 14, 1946 and took over the concessions of the Guillaume-Luxembourg and Prince-Henri networks, as well as those of the State-owned narrow gauge railways (CVE) in 1934.

The Mobiliteit network that comes about from the Verkéiersverbond which ensure maximum comfort for public transport customers and to educate the general public about the use of active and sustainable mobility. Its work is carried out in close collaboration with its partners: Autobus de la Ville de Luxembourg (AVL), the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (SNCFL), the Luxembourg Federation of Bus and Coach Operators (FLEAA) , the General Road Transport Regime (RGTR), the Intercommunal Transport of People in the Canton of Esch-sur-Alzette (TICE) and Luxtram. This one covers trains, buses, trams in Luxembourg country ,here is their trip planner. https://www.mobiliteit.lu/fr/planificateur/

The city of Luxembourg info on bikes, but never done it here for info only:https://www.vdl.lu/fr/se-deplacer/velo-ou-pied/location-et-services-velos/velo-en-ville

The Pétrusse Express is the tourist train that takes you on a run to visit the city of Luxembourg, especially the lower town. The departure is about every 30 minutes and located at the Montée de Clausen near the bunkers of the Bock. Many years ago on our first trip we took them for a starter, wonderful experience to come back later to specific sights. Webpage: https://www.moyocci.com/en/product/143963/petrusse-express

And there now feel better to have in my blog our transports escapades in Luxembourg,especially Luxembourg city. Hope you enjoy it as I did telling you.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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2 Comments to “Luxembourg:public transports!!”

  1. It pleases me to see my old city, it had been for a few years, in the centre of Europe. For car parks, I would also suggest the P+R, which used to be free, or has now become a paying car park, as well as the car park in Auchan, to my knowledge, unless you actually come there for shopping. Apart from transport, the old Grund district is certainly the place to spend a pleasant time in the city.

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