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Luxembourg country information

Luxembourg map
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Area: 2,586 sq km
Population: 480,222
Population density: 186 per sq km
Capital: Luxembourg
Passport & Visa
Passport Required?
British Yes
Australian Yes
Canadian Yes
Other EU 1
Visa Required?
British No
Australian No
Canadian No
Other EU No


Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart above except:
(a) 1. EU nationals holding a valid national ID card.

Passport Note

Luxembourg is a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement.

2. It is advisable to have a return ticket, but not obligatory. If a visitor is not in possession of a return ticket, proof of sufficient means of support may be required.


Not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above for periods not exceeding three months and as long as the passport is still valid for three months beyond length of stay.

Notes: Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa Note

90-day visa-free stay commences from entry in to any country in the Schengen area.
Getting there

Getting There by Air

The national airline is Luxair (LG) (website: ).

Approximate Flight Times

From London to Luxembourg is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Main Airports

Luxembourg (LUX) (Findel) is 5km (3.5 miles) northeast of the city (journey time - 20 minutes). To/from the airport: Coaches and buses run regular services to the city. Taxis are also available (journey time - 10 minutes). Facilities: Outgoing duty-free shop, car hire, bank/bureau de change and a tourist information office.
Departure Tax

Getting There by Rail

Eurostar: The quickest route by train from the UK is through the Channel Tunnel with connections from Paris Gare de l'Est (journey time - 3 to 4 hours) or Brussels to Luxembourg. Eurostar operates direct high-speed trains from London (St Pancras International) and Ashford International to Paris (Gare du Nord) and to Brussels (Midi/Zuid). It takes 2 hours 15 minutes from London to Paris (via Lille) and 1 hour 51 minutes to Brussels. For further information and reservations, contact Eurostar (tel: 0870 518 6186, in the UK or +44 1233 617 575, outside the UK; website: ).
Rail Passes
Benelux Tourrail: covers Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. This gives unlimited travel on any five days within a one-month period throughout the year.

InterRail: offers unlimited first- or second-class travel in up to 30 European countries for European residents of over six months with two pass options. The Global Pass allows travel for 22 days, one month, five days in 10 days or 10 days in 22 days across all countries. The One-Country Pass offers travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month in any of the countries except Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. Travel is not allowed in the passenger's country of residence. Travellers under 26 years receive a reduction. Children's tickets are reduced by about 50%. Supplements are required for some high-speed services, seat reservations and couchettes. Discounts are offered on Eurostar and some ferry routes. Available from Rail Europe (website: ).

offers unlimited first-class train travel in 17 European countries. Tickets are valid for 15 days, 21 days, one month, two months or three months. The Eurailpass Saver ticket offers discounts for two or more people travelling together. The Eurailpass Youth ticket is available to those aged under 26 and offers unlimited second-class train travel. The Eurailpass Flexi allows either 10 or 15 travel days within a two-month period. The Eurail Selectpass is valid in three, four or five bordering countries and allows five, six, eight or 10 travel days (or 15 for five countries) in a two-month period. The Eurail Regional Pass allows four to 10 travel days in a two-month period in one of nine regions (usually two or more countries). Children recieve a 50% reduction. The passes cannot be sold to residents of Europe, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia or the Russian Federation. Available from The Eurail Group (website: ).

Getting There by Road

If travelling from the UK, Luxembourg is easily reached within one day via Belgium or France. The quickest way to cross the channel is by driving the car onto Eurotunnel trains.

The Channel Tunnel: Eurotunnel (tel: 0870 535 3535, in the UK; website: ) runs shuttle trains for all types of vehicles between Folkestone in Kent, and Calais, France. Vehicles are carried through the tunnel in shuttle trains running between the two terminals. The journey takes about 35 minutes from platform to platform and around one hour from motorway to motorway. There are up to four passenger shuttles per hour at peak times, 24 hours per day and services run every day of the year.

Car ferries:
For drivers not using the shuttle through the channel tunnel, car ferries operate frequently between Dover and Calais. From Calais, the quickest route is to take the motorway to Brussels via Lille (A25, then head south through Namur along the E411 to Luxembourg). In total, the journey from London (including the ferry crossing) takes approximately eight hours.

Eurolines (tel: 0870 580 8080, in the UK; website: ) runs a limited service to Luxembourg from London.

Journey Times

The following chart gives approximate journey times (in hours and minutes) from Luxembourg-Ville to other major cities/towns in Europe.

  Air Road Rail
Amsterdam 0.45 5.30 6.30
Brussels 0.45 2.00 2.30
Paris 1.00 4.00 4.00
London 1.00 *8.00 **6.30

*Includes ferry crossing from Dover (via Calais or Ostend).
**Eurostar via Bruxelles-Midi (Brussels).
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