Central Office for Mobility
Phone:(+352) 2465 2465
Luxembourg's dense road and rail network makes moving about uncomplicated. Exploring the country by car is easily possible, but taking the train to go hiking or cycling in the north of the country has become just as popular with visitors.
The Central Office for Mobility (Mobilitéitszentral) is the main information outlet for anything relating to the public transportation system.
The bus and rail networks are interlinked and guarantee a high mobility between the country's main towns and cities. However, some smaller villages may only be served once an hour or less. The same tickets are valid on trains as buses, and the same rates apply: €1.50 for two hours (unlimited transfers) or €4 for one day. A monthly ticket can be purchased for the price of €40 at some newsstands, in the postal office or at any station.
Some train and bus lines experience a reduced service on Saturdays and Sundays.
The bus and rail network of Luxembourg is not limited to the country; many lines cross the borders to, for example, Thionville (F) Longwy (F), Athus (B), Arlon (B), Bitburg (D), Trier (D) or Saarbrücken (D). A shuttle service links Luxembourg City to the train station of Saarbrücken (D), where the high-speed train ICE stops, and the airport of Hahn (D).
For more information about the public transport system in Luxembourg, please check our Getting about in Luxembourg page.
In order to register your car in Luxembourg, you need to contact the Société nationale de contrôle technique (SNCT - National Society for Technical Control). This can either be done via phone, or by downloading the forms from their website. Most if not all car dealers will do this automatically when buying a car.
The same authority is also responsible for the regular control of motorized vehicles. Every motorized vehicle has to be presented at one of the control points once every year. One exception are new vehicles bought in Luxembourg, which are exempted until they are 3,5 years old. Also, the police can request an owner to present him- or herself at one of the control points in Sandweiler, Esch-sur-Alzette or Wilwerwiltz.
In Luxembourg, the legal age for being allowed to drive a car is 18 years. Theoretical lessons can be taken in advance, but for the first driving lessons you have to wait until after your 18th birthday. Exempted from this are scooters and motorbikes up to 50cc; the legal age for being allowed to drive these is 16.
For more information about driving in Luxembourg, please check our Mobility in Luxembourg page.
Luxembourg has over 575 kilometres of cycling paths, so cycling enthousiasts will definitely find many ways to explore the Grand-Duchy and discover the great diversity of its landscape. Many towns also rent bikes to tourists wishing to explore the charming countryside on bike. For brochures, maps and guides please visit this page or the Luxembourg Cycling Initiative website.