Motorways in Luxembourg

The length of the public road network in Luxembourg is 2,899 km. All of them are hard coated. The length of the motorways is 152 km.

Toll roads

There is no road toll in Luxembourg.

Parking in Luxembourg

In Luxembourg there are four types of parking zones with different hourly rates and a free zone:

ZonedurationRate per hour)
White30 minutesis free
orange2 hours€ 2.00
yellow3-5 hours – on the way
5-10 hours – in the parking lot
1.00 €
green5 o’clock€ 2.00 – 1-3 hours
€ 1.50 – 4-5 hours
purple10 hours€ 0.50

Free parking spaces in the orange zone are permitted on weekdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., on Sundays and public holidays. In other areas, free parking is permitted on weekdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. However, there may be exceptions in some parts of the city.

Illegal parking can result in a fine or the vehicle will be evacuated. Parking fees can be paid by bank transfer, at police stations or at post offices.

You can pay for parking at the parking meter with coins, special tokens (available from the local tax office), Minicash (electronic card for small payments) or through the Call2Park ™ service.

In some areas of Luxembourg, parking can be paid for by sending an SMS from a mobile phone. These areas are clearly marked. In order to be able to use the Call2Park ™ service, registration is required (mobile phone number, vehicle registration number and credit card number). Detailed information on this service can be found on the  Call2Park ™  website 

Buy park + parking

Park + Buy-Parking in Luxembourg

At the end of June 2013, a different type of parking, known as white parking – Park + Buy , appeared in Luxembourg as an experiment   .

These are specially equipped places where you can park for 30 minutes free of charge on weekdays (Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

These places are equipped with special equipment that detects when the car is parked and gives the green light for exactly 30 minutes. If the car is left in the parking lot after the allotted time, a red light will come on, which means you need to buy a parking ticket.

 Luxembourg parking card  (101 Kb).

P + R parking lot

Luxembourg has a parking system (Park + Ride). Parking spaces are located outside of the city with regular and frequent bus connections to the city center. The parking fee includes the cost of bus tickets.

List of P + R car parks in Luxembourg:

  • P + R Beggen (160 seats)
  • P + R Bouillon (2,442 seats)
  • P + R Kockelscheuer (567 seats)
  • P + R Luxembourg-South (881 seats)
  • P + R Kirchberg (265 seats)

The buses run regularly from Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information on  bus prices,  see the Mobilitéits Zentral website    (in French).

Coordinates of P + R car parks in Luxembourg (  Google Earth  ).

Luxembourg road map

Luxembourg road map

 Road map of Luxembourg  (841 Kb).

Main traffic rules in Luxembourg

Speed ​​limit

Speed ​​limits in Luxembourg

Standard speed limits in Luxembourg (unless otherwise stated on the signs). Cars and Motorcycles:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 90 km / h
  • on the motorway – 130 km / h *

Cars with trailers:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 75 km / h
  • on the highway – 90 km / h

* In rain or snow – 110 km / h.

For vehicles with studded tires, the maximum motorway speed is 90 km / h.

The current maximum speed limits for passenger cars on the roads of European countries.

alcohol

The maximum permissible blood alcohol level is  0.5 ‰  . For drivers with less than 2 years of experience –  0.2 ‰  .

If the blood alcohol level is more than 0.5 ‰ and less than 0.8 ‰, the fine is € 145.

If the blood alcohol level is more than 0.8 ‰ and less than 1.2 ‰, the fine is up to € 500.

If the blood alcohol level is more than 1.2 ‰, the fine is 500 to 10,000 €, driving license withdrawal and possibly imprisonment for a period of 8 days to 3 years.

Acceptable blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.

dimmed headlights

The low beam should be used when visibility is restricted (less than 100 meters) due to fog, snow, rain, etc. Mandatory when driving through tunnels, even if they are illuminated.

Motorcyclists must use dipped headlights 24 hours a day.

In which European countries is the use of dipped headlights mandatory during the day?

Transportation of children

Children under 3 years of age are only allowed to travel if they use child restraint systems that are suitable for their weight.

Children between 3 and 18 years of age and less than 150 cm tall must use a child seat or booster that is appropriate for their weight. If their weight exceeds 36 kg, standard seat belts can be used, but only in the back seat of the vehicle.

The fine is € 49 or more.

Requirements for the transport of children in light vehicles on the roads of European countries.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is compulsory for front and rear passengers   .

The fine is € 49.

Make a phone call

It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows negotiation without the use of hands while the vehicle is in motion.

The fine is € 79.

Fines for phone calls while driving in European countries.

Punish

In the event of a violation, police officers can impose a fine if the driver is over 18 years old. The driver must pay the fine immediately. The amount of the fine can vary between 24 and 145 euros, depending on the seriousness of the crime. Express fines in Luxembourg:

violationPunish
Exceeding the speed limit up to 15 km / h in the village49 €
Exceeding the speed limit over 15 km / h in the village145 €
Exceeding the speed limit by up to 20 km / h outside the built-up area49 €
Exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 km / h outside the built-up area145 €
Exceeding the speed limit of up to 25 km / h on the motorway49 €
Exceeding the speed limit of over 25 km / h on the motorway145 €

Useful information

petrol

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Unleaded petrol (95 and 98) and diesel are available in Luxembourg. Gas filling stations (LPG) are available at several filling stations (approx. 12).

The maximum sales price for fuel in Luxembourg is set by the government in accordance with the provisions set out by law.

Some gas stations can sell fuel at a lower price than the official one.

Changes compared to the previous period are displayed. Update every two weeks.

Emergency numbers

  • Single emergency number – 112
  • Police – 113

Compulsory equipment

Equipment  You  Must Have in Your Car:

  • Warning stop sign  – mandatory for vehicles with 4 or more wheels. The fine is € 74.
  • A reflective vest  is required if you leave a car that has been left standing on the road or on your shoulder at night or in poor visibility. The fine is € 49.

Requirements for equipment that must be present in the car in various European countries.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires in Luxembourg is compulsory in suitable weather conditions (mud, snow, ice on the road).

The penalty for an accident caused by the lack of winter tires is € 145. In the event of an accident, the lack of winter tires also affects the distribution of liability for damage.

spikes

Studded tires can be used from December 1st to March 31st.

Anti-slip chains

Snow chains are allowed on roads covered with snow or ice.

Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.

Recommended equipment and other rules

Pedestrian zone sign in Luxembourg

“Zone de rencontre”  is a new street sign that can be seen in residential and commercial areas and indicates a maximum speed of 20 km / h. Pedestrians have priority within this zone.

Cars may only be towed on motorways until the next exit.

Outside of settlements (on motorways and country roads) the distance between the two cars must be such that it takes at least two seconds to overcome.

Using Radar detector forbidden  . This could result in a fine or imprisonment ranging from three days to eight years. The device is confiscated.

The use of navigation software that indicates the location of fixed-speed cameras is permitted.