I already knew that there was a regular and frequent bus service from Findel airport to the city, with a stop at Luxembourg railway station (Gare)....bus 16.
I hadn't realised quite how regular (every 10 minutes during the day) or how efficient (large 'bendy' buses used at busy times) it would be.
I assumed I'd have to buy my ticket somewhere before boarding, as is the case in many European countries, so it was a joy to be told...when I asked the nice lady at the information desk...that I could simply buy it from the driver. And I did, for just 2 euro. We had a little chat (in French) as well: lots of the people I met in Luxembourg were very happy to chat.
How long the journey to/from the city takes will, of course, depend to some extent on traffic and on how many times it stops on the way (and that depends on how many locals are making their way to or from work in the Kirchberg district). I caught the bus from the airport during the evening rush-hour, so it took about 40 minutes to get to the railway station. When I flew out, I caught the bus at 0802 and was at the airport by 0830.
The stop for bus 16 to the airport is directly outside the entrance to Luxembourg's railway station...very easy to find.
If you intend to use the buses to explore more of Luxembourg then it's worth visiting the ticket office inside the railway station to get an 'E-Go' card. This is the type of card you can load with x amount of money and then simply 'swipe' on the machines inside the bus. I believe the card also works for trains within the country as well (definitely not for trains which go to adjoining countries) though I did not use it for that purpose.
If you can read or translate French the bus website below will give you route and timetable information for Luxembourg city
Generally, they are excellent. Not that frequent (generally, every half to one hour between most of the locations) but very reliable. The only rub I have noticed is that ALL the stops are by request only. The towns in Luxembourg are tiny, but nevertheless there may be more than one stop in each one. You HAVE TO KNOW where to disembark your bus and push one of the ubiquitous in each bus buttons to notify the driver that you want him to stop at the nearest post. If you are, for instance, going to Vianden, look out and, once you see the the "Vianden" sign on the side of the road, HIT THE BUTTON! Then, after getting off, you may have to walk thru the whole town only to find out there IS a better bus stop right in the town "center"....
As an option, you may try to talk to the driver to let him know what your target is. Good luck!
If you get lost - Luxembourg is tiny, after all:)
As well as operating the train network in Luxembourg, the CFL also operates its bus network, which connects the principle towns and villages in the Grand Duchy. The bus services are fairly regular at some times of the day, but at other times the service is somewhat infrequent. There are a number of bus lines that operate around Luxembourg City and they are more regular. A one hour bus ticket costs EUR 1.20. The main bus station is near the main post office in Luxembourg and also from the forecourt in front of the railway station.
There's also a bus with an open roof to enjoy the city scenery.
There's more rides in summer, on the photo you see details for the winter season.
Saturdays : from 05.11.2004 to 26.03.2005
Daily: from April to the end of October
Departures: from 9.30 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. every 30 minutes
The explanations will be given in the following 8 languages:
German, English, French, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish
Adults: € 12
Children (5-15 years): € 4
Children up to 5 years: free
Families (2 adults + 3 children): € 25
Your tickets are valid for 24 hours.
It is very easy to take a bus because tickets are sold in the buses when you enter it. The ticket is valid for one hour and costs 1.20 Eur. If you need to travel more then you can buy other kind of ticket. This ticket is valid for one hour as I said and when changing buses it is better to show it to the driver when entering the other bus :) otherwise he should look at you very suspiciously.
A grand network of Public city buses is very handy, which connects Luxembourg with neighbouring cities and towns. It also has good connections of buses around the city. The main bus stop is near post office on Boulevard Royal.
You can walk through the whole city, so if you like to learn to know very closely, I recommand walking. However, to reach far away (?! as if far would exist in Luxembourg) places, you can use busses. Or taxis, if you wan't to pay more.
The newest thing is a open-roofed bus (like in London), that you can use to make a city tour. You will be shown the most interesting spots of the city.
A ride from the train station to the city hostel took about 15 minutes and cost 1,20 euro. It's line 6, 16 or 19.
we've got a very nice network of buses, and trains!
The buses are for getting about within the city, and entire country; while the trains do extend to the international level:-)
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