ON THE GO
On the way by car / bus
According to youremailverifier, the road and motorway network is excellent in Luxembourg.
Long-distance bus: Intercity buses run between all cities.
Taxis: At night there is a surcharge of 10% -35%.
Rental cars: All major car rental companies are represented. Details from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Automobile Club, Automobile Club du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 54 Route de Longwy, LU-8007 Bertrange, Tel: 450 04 51 (Internet: www.acl.lu).
Documents: Liability insurance is required by law. For nationals of EU and EFTA countries, the license plate is used as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are recommended to use the International Green Insurance Cardtake with you in order to benefit from full insurance cover in the event of any damage and to make it easier to record accidents. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance coverage applies. The national driving license is sufficient.
– The minimum age for obtaining a driver’s license is 18 years.
– Seat belts must be worn on all seats.
– The penalties for drinking and driving are high (alcohol limit 0.5 â?? °).
– It is compulsory for drivers to wear fluorescent safety vests if they leave their vehicle outside of built-up areas and are on the road – which is the case in the event of a breakdown or accident.
– Pedestrians must also wear fluorescent safety vests when walking along the edge of a country road.
– Children under 10 must be seated in the back seat.
– If you approach the end of a traffic jam, the hazard warning lights must be switched on.
– Right-turners must give way to oncoming cyclists.
– Mixed tires are prohibited in summer.
– It is forbidden to use a mobile phone without a hands-free kit while driving.
– Navigation devices may only be attached to the inside of the windshield if they do not restrict the driver’s field of vision.
– Motorcyclists must also drive with dipped headlights during the day.
– Outside built-up areas, the safety distance must be at least 2 seconds.
within built-up areas: 50 km / h,
on country roads: 90 km / h,
on motorways: 130 km / h.
Traveling in the city
Bus: In Luxembourg-Ville there are regular buses, night buses and so-called shopping buses that commute between parking lots on the outskirts and the city center. Group tickets for 10 trips can be purchased in advance. A single short-distance ticket is 1 hour for a distance of max. Valid for 10 km and can be used for trips with city and country buses as well as with trains. Bus timetables and tariffs at www.autobus.lu. Two convertible double-decker buses drive tourists through Luxembourg City every 30 minutes. You can get on and off at six different stops. The tickets are valid for 24 hours. The onboard audio system conveys comments about the city, country and people in different languages via headphones. The cards are available for the â???? Petruss Express â???? be set up on the Place de la Constitution.
Rail: The regional tram has 10 stops in Luxembourg City.
On the go by train
The good Luxembourg railway network of the CFL is perfectly coordinated with the bus network. Trains run on the main routes every hour. There are weekend discounts for individuals and groups within the Benelux countries as well as day tickets (combined for train and bus). For more information, contact the CFL (Internet: www.cfl.lu) in Luxembourg.
1 euro = 100 cents. Currency abbreviation: €, EUR (ISO code). There are banknotes in the values 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins in the denominations of 1 and 2 euros, as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Diners Club are widely accepted. Details from the issuer of the credit card in question.
EC / Maestro card / Sparcard
With EC / Maestro card and PIN number, cash in the local currency can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with the ec- / Maestro card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus or Maestro symbol are accepted in Europe and worldwide. Further information from banks and credit institutes. The same applies to the German Sparcard, the successor to the postal savings book as a means of procuring currency in Europe. With the Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from European ATMs with the Plus logo.
Attention: Travelers who pay with their bank customer card abroad and want to withdraw money should find out about the options for using their card from their bank prior to departure.
Bank opening times
Usually Mon-Fri 9 am-12pm and 2 pm-4.30pm. Some banks are also open for lunch and on Saturdays.
Foreign exchange regulations
For travelers within the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national and foreign currencies.
Travelers entering or leaving the EU and carrying cash of € 10,000 or more (or the equivalent in other currencies or other easily convertible values such as checks made out to third parties) must declare this amount to the customs authorities.
Money can be changed in banks, in exchange offices at the airport, in train stations, in post offices and in larger hotels (but usually at a less favorable rate there).