Transportation in Luxembourg: Public Bus, Tram, Train

Transportation in Luxembourg: Public Bus, Tram, Train, Airport

Although the city of Luxembourg is not large and it’s easy to walk around, there is a comfortable public transportation system that can bring you anywhere in the city. And the best part of it is that Luxembourg public transport is pretty cheap.

Luxembourg Public Bus

There are 4 types of public bus services in Luxembourg that cover traveling to various places in Luxembourg.

RGTR (Régime général des transports routiers): buses operated by private companies under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport.

AVL (Autobus de la Ville de Luxembourg): over 163 buses serving 25 routes, including special buses that run all night.

TICE (Syndicat des Tramways Intercommunaux dans le Canton d’Esch / Alzette) with its center located in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette, Southeast of Luxembourg: provides many bus routes in the suburbs and the surrounding countryside.

CFL: Luxembourg Railway Company that provides 17 bus routes, mostly in the cities and villages where the train does not reach.

Bus Schedule

Luxembourg public bus schedule can be found on the website Mobiliteit.lu.

Bus Ticket Price

All Luxembourg bus companies work together under Verkéiersverbond so the bus ticket price is fixed and is as follows:

  • 2 Euro tickets can be used for unlimited travel within 2 hours from purchase
  • 4 Euro tickets can be used for unlimited travel throughout the day until 4:00 AM of the next day

Free Public Bus Service

Luxembourg public buses can be used for free under specified conditions:

  • High school students and students younger than 20 years old (with valid ID) and university students younger than 30 years
  • People with financial problems
  • People with disability cards type A, B or C issued by the Ministry of Interior
  • Wheelchairs, bicycles and pets can be brought on the bus for free

The Luxembourgian government has announced the use of free buses since March 2020. Luxembourg will therefore be the first country in the world to make all its public transport free.

Where to buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines or ticket booths that normally can be found near public parking spots or in the station. If there is no ticket booth nearby the bus stop, you can purchase tickets directly from the bus driver.

In addition, tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

  • AVL: Hamilius Center (Info Box)
  • Central Station: Luxembourg Station and Belval-Université Station
  • Ticket Office in CFL train station
  • TICE: Ticket office at Esch / Alzette Station
  • P&R Bouillon
  • Info'Box in Luxembourg

The tickets can also be convenient purchased through other services:

  • mKaart: Tickets that can be used for all Luxembourg public transport services, including AVL, CFL, RGTR, TICE and Luxtram. mKaart also allows passengers to use other services such as Verkéiersverbond, mBox, bike parks.
  • mPass: Tickets for the company's employees under agreement with Verkéiersverbond.
  • mTicket: Mobile application for buying tickets on smartphones.

Luxembourg Tram

Luxembourg tram lines are as follows:

Line 1: Luxexpo - Grande Duchesse Charlotte Bridge

This line is serving 8 stations:

  • Luxexpo
  • Alphonse Weicker
  • National Library / National Library
  • Universiteit
  • Shell
  • Europaparlament / European Parliament
  • Philharmonie – Mudam
  • Rout Bréck - Pafendall

Line 2: Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge - Place de l’Etoile (Stäreplatz)

This newly opened line is serving 3 stations:

  • Theater
  • Faiencerie
  • Stäreplatz / Place de l’Etoile

Line 3: Place de l’Etoile - Central Station

This Luxembourg tram line is expected to be completed between 2019 and 2020.

Luxembourg Tram Schedule

Luxembourg trams run every day from 5:00 to midnight and the frequency depends on the time of the day and traffic conditions. More information about Luxembourg tram schedule can be found on the official website of Luxtram.

Luxembourg Train

Luxembourg trains are operated by Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL). Luxembourg's trains link the capital city's public transport network to other cities in Luxembourg. The main train service is running from Luxembourg to Ettelbruck, Esch-sur-Alzette, Wasserbillig and Kleinbettingen.

The railway links Luxembourg to neighboring countries like Belgium, Germany and France as well. International train routes reach cities like Trier, Koblenz, Brussels, Liège, Metz and Nancy.  

There is also a high-speed train called TGV Est that runs to Paris (Gare de l'Est station), the capital of France. The journey between these two cities takes only 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Luxembourg Airport

Luxembourg Airport (LUX) is the main airport of Luxembourg. LUX was previously known as the Luxembourg Findel Airport since it is located in Findel. This airport is the only international airport in Luxembourg, serving on average 800 flights per week.

Luxembourg has its own international airlines called Luxair. Luxair provides more than 20 routes throughout Europe, including flights to Paris, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Barcelona, ​​Nice, Rome, Milan, Geneva, London City, Dublin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Berlin.

There are other airlines offering flights to and from Luxembourg. The airport is also served by British Airways, KLM, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss Global Air Lines and TAP Portugal.