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    trains

    by iaint Updated Dec 16, 2012

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    I reckon I’ve been to Luxembourg 7 times. I’ve travelled by car and plane, but I’m 99% sure I’ve never used the train until today.

    The station is celebrating its 100th birthday, and some renovations were just being finalised when I passed through.

    Its a cosmopolitan place, with French, German and Belgian railways using it as well the the local one - CFL. I arrived (from Trier) on a DB Bahn train, and left on a CFL one. €10.40 return. Some kind of “Luxemburg Spezial” ticket.

    As is normal in this part of the world, the station is a transport hub. Pick up your bus right outside, or get a taxi. There’s even a municipal bike hire thing - all automated.

    the grand facade 1st class in CFL
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    Airport

    by iaint Updated Dec 15, 2012

    The airport should have been like an old friend when I was there on 14-12-12, after several visits in the 90s.

    In has been redeveloped & modernised since then, however.

    This time it created mixed memories. My Friday evening flight was cancelled, so I spent an hour queueing for a new booking, then had to go to another desk for a hotel booking and a 3rd to retrieve my bag.

    Luxair dealt with it pretty well (it was an Air France flight, but I guess Luxair does the ground handling).

    I now know the checkin and departure areas inside out.

    at 4.15am in mid December
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    train trips from Luxembourg

    by gwened Written Aug 12, 2012

    Great small country and beautiful old city of Luxembourg. Its at the crossroads of Belgium and Germany.

    Luxembourg itself is very nice if go north towards Mersch , Ettelbruck, and Diekirch,and the valley of the Ernz. Good public transport there. then you can go to Trier in GErmany (oldest city) gorgeous little town great on foot. and go over to Belgium at Bastogne with great WW history.

    trains
    http://www.cfl.lu/CFLInternet/Espaces/01EspaceVoyageurs/?strEspace=01EspaceVoyageurs

    hope it helps your planning

    train station in Luxembourg city
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    Petrusse Express or small train ride

    by gwened Written Jul 22, 2012

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    This is a nice picturesque small train ride for about 9 euros you get to go to the Grund area below and see the main sights before hitting in depth those you like the most. I took it the first time here back in 1991, and then back in 2003 with the family. Thereafter we walk.

    Its great for families and like I said to get a general idea of sights. Very animated indeed.
    From the end of March till October: Daily : 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last about 50-60 min.
    Departure and tickets sale : Place de la Constitution
    Fares : adults : 9€
    Children 4-15 : 5 €
    families : 27 €

    same link below you can see the sightseeing bus, not taken but here for information
    http://www.sales-lentz.lu/mobilitaetswelt/sightseeing/hoho

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    How to get here in and out-Luxembourg

    by gwened Updated Jul 22, 2012

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    For those train takers, took the photo of the gare of Luxembourg city,many connections with the rest of Europe and many of course with France, that also shares a language. Paris-Luxembourg via TGV (2.05),Strasbourg-Luxembourg, and Metz-Luxembourg.
    see
    www.voyages-sncf.com
    or
    http://www.cfl.lu/CFLInternet/espaces/01espacevoyageurs/

    by car the way I come you have many roads connecting here A1, A13, A3, A4, A6, A7. I use the A4 very nice and straight. Parking by the theater, pl d'Armes, or Kirchberg Auchan shopping center. The luxembourg auto club is good on traffic conditions, there http://www.acl.lu/fr/Trafic-info/Luxembourg

    bus 16 takes you from city center to the Auchan commercial center and shopping mall.
    http://www.vdl.lu/Ligne16.html

    very easy airport about 6 kms from city center on the rue de Tréves, and connected by bus 16 as well, ibis and etap hotels nicely around it. the site in English
    http://www.lux-airport.lu/en/Home.1.html

    never try the bike there but the bicycle lovers are in heaven here, bike inclined country very much, see the site in English
    http://www.en.veloh.lu/

    train station Luxembourg City oops other side fence at Lux airport !
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    the train station

    by call_me_rhia Written Jul 29, 2011

    I had to stop at Luxembourg station many times, before the euro was in use. I never found the foreign exchange located at the same address, in the same building. Wonderful confusing station, but to buy a bottle of water i always had to wait until i left the country. Bummer.

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    BUS TO/FROM THE AIRPORT

    by DAO Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The cheapest and easy way to get to and from the capital and Findel International Airport is bus no. 16. Labelled ‘AUTOBUS CENTRE-GARE, HESPERANGE 16’ it costs less than 2 Euros and takes only 15 minutes to get to the centre. The bright clean and modern busses display the stops inside so you know when you are at your stop. Coming from the airport you want to get off at the ‘ROYAL’ stop which only around the corner from the Place Hamilius, the main bus terminus. Its also the start of the pedestrian area of the old town. Busses every 20 minutes except on Sundays when they run every 30 minutes. Why pay for a taxi when its this quick and cheap?

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    Buses

    by Aurorae Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you don't have a car, the only thing you can rely on is buses. Since the railway network is nto so widespread, there are only two main rail directions, you'd always have to get off the train at some point and take the bus. Most of the places are not connected by train!
    You can check bus schedules on the link I provided.

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    GARE CENTRALE (CENTRAL TRAIN STATION)

    by DAO Updated Jul 4, 2009

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    Just a short walk over the bridge from the old town in the capital, it offers international trains services for all over Europe. It also has clean (pay) toilets, ATM’s, several good food and/or drink establishments, a Tabac and even a small tourist office with a suit of armour in the window. The small interior is tastefully decorated with murals on the ceilings and art deco type statues. Its incredibly clean. You can buy a Benelux Tourrail pass here for trains across Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland. If you are arriving here, you can easily roll your luggage into the city centre hotels.

    FOOD AND ART TRAINS! TOURIST INFORMATION AND THE KNIGHT IN ARMOR PAY TOILETS
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    You Can't Get Lost

    by DueSer Updated Mar 2, 2009

    When I first decided to rent a car in Luxembourg I was a little nervous but mostly excited. The more I thought about it, the more nervous I became so, when I got to the rental agency, I was sure to ask for very specific directions. The lady who helped me quickly informed me that "it is impossible to get lost in Luxembourg, it's too small." This put me at ease only slightly because I had visions of unintentionally proving her very, very wrong.

    Thankfully, though, she explained to me how to ensure that I didn't get lost and she was right! I didn't get lost while I was there. Coming from the land of freeways where every set of directions involves a lot of numbers ("Take the 10 to the 110 to the 5...") I wanted to know the numbers of the roads I would be taking but you really don't need to worry about that. Once you leave the city, you don't even need to worry about the names of the roads.

    Here's the secret - you just need to know the names of the towns you're going to and the nearest big city to the town you're wanting to visit. The signs you're going to be looking for aren't street signs, they're town signs. The signs will point you in the direction of the towns and you just follow the signs for the town you need. But you need to remember that size matters.

    For example, when you leave Luxembourg, headed for Koerich (Valley of the Seven Castles), you can't immediately start looking for Koerich signs b/c it's a small town. What you need to do is look for signs for the biggest city in the general direction you want to go. So at first, on the way to the Valley of the Seven Castles, that would be Bruxelles - all that sign is telling you really is that you're on the road headed northwest. Since the valley is northwest of Luxembourg City, you know you're headed the right way. Once you're on the right road, start looking for signs that say Arlon because that's the biggest city in the same direction as Koerich. Before you get to Arlon, you'll start to see signs for Steinfort, so you take that because it's smaller than Arlon and closer to your destination. Then, once in Steinfort, you'll start to see signs for Koerich. So easy!

    All you really need to do is either have a very general map of Luxembourg or ask someone what signs you should look for and use those cities as a guide. As the signs pop up on the roadside they'll let you know if you're going the right direction. If you're headed to the valley but are seeing signs for Paris, for example, you know you took a wrong turn. Simply turn around and follow the signs for Luxembourg City but before you reach the city, you should see signs for Bruxelles and you can pretty quickly get on the right road.

    In Steinfort, I made a wrong turn but I knew almost immediately that I had because when the next group of town signs came up, Koerich wasn't one of the signs. So I turned around and a minute or two later, started seeing signs for Koerich again.

    It's really easy and also quite handy because you really don't need to be constantly consulting a map and, if you're driving alone, that's a relief.

    Sea Serpent Fountain in Mersch
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    Luxembourg's Train Station

    by DueSer Written Mar 1, 2009

    There is an airport but, if you get a chance, take the train into Luxembourg. From Bruxelles, it's only a few hours and the train goes through the Ardenne Forest, which is beautiful and, considering all the history that place has seen, I was glad to have the opportunity to get a glimpse of it. From Cologne, it's only about 3.5 to 4 hours.

    The station isn't far from the heart of the city - about a 20 minute walk (that is pleasant when it isn't pouring rain). The best part however, is the station itself. Inside there is a stained glass window of the city that is lovely and above it is a mosaic ceiling with a celestial theme. Even if you don't take the train into town, it's worth a stop to see this.

    Inside the Luxembourg Train Station
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    Public transportation in Luxembourg

    by ATLC Written Oct 3, 2008

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    www.mobiliteit.lu gives you all connections in Luxembourg in English. The connection can be easiest and quickest made by bus. A 47 min or 1 hour 12 min. ride. Just use the website to check timetables.

    Another useful website is www.luxembourg.co.uk/pubtrans.html

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    (SOMETIMES) FREE BICYCLES

    by DAO Updated Sep 5, 2008

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    In 23 cities and towns in Luxembourg you can use the Velo bicycles for long or short periods of time. I used these in the capital and it was very easy. The following information describes the scheme there, across the country it varies, so please consult the website. Across the capital there are a series of automated rental bicycle stands that are free for shorter periods of time. Simply go up to the computerised kiosk at the larger stand and insert a credit card. Instructions are not that straight forward, but essentially you pay 1 Euro to get a unique code you can use over and over again. When you unlike a bike using your code you can cycle all over the city. When you are done you can go to any of the stands and simply reinsert the cycle into a stand. For short periods (30 minutes) its free and for longer time periods its economical. If you leave the bike unlocked somewhere and its gets stolen – you will be hit with a huge fee on your credit card. It’s a great system. Unfortunately some of the smaller stand areas are sometimes full when you want to leave the bike.

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    FINDEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    by DAO Updated Sep 3, 2008

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    Aerogare Findel is the nice, shiny, and modern international airport in the capital city. It is 6 kilometres from the old town. There is not much to do in the airport. On the airside are a single bar/café, a grossly overpriced souvenir shop that also sells papers and a duty-free shop that almost no passenger can actually use because there is no duty free left in Europe. Try not to find yourself airside for a long time. You will get very bored.

    The main airlines flying here are:

    Luxair
    British Airways
    Lufthansa
    Swiss
    SAS
    VLM Airlines
    Austrian
    TAP
    KLM

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    City Sightseeing Bus

    by WaRPer Written Oct 12, 2007

    City Sightseeing Luxembourg, another hop-on hop-off bus. If you only have one day to explore Luxembourg city this might be another choice to consider, it sure will save you much time (but not the money!) The green bus takes you through the city, start from the Constitution Square to; The Old Town, City Garden looping out to the outer city ring where there're the Museum of Modern Art and a huge shopping complex, and back to Central Station. The tickets are 12 EUR and also combination tickets with the Petrusse Express (the mini train) for 17 EUR.

    Constitution Square
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