You can getting around in Luxembourg by car, but in a much more friendly, cheaper and more eco-responsible with carpooling and car-sharing or self-service cars.
Instead of using conventional public transport and to avoid travelling by bus or train, sharing a car can also help you to avoid all formalities related to a personal vehicle.
Carpooling in Luxembourg
Thanks to carpooling, it is now possible to go to work without traveling by train or bus and without paying a fortune in gasoline or parking fees.
The concept of carpooling? Share the trip and the costs of it with other people going in the same direction as you, or even to the same destination.
Individually you limit the cost of gas and parking, and you spend a more pleasant time especially in the traffic jams. In addition you promote the ecology of our planet! In addition, this can be a great way to meet other people!
Carpooling is a growing type of travel in Luxembourg. Little used a few years ago, it is now gaining more and more followers, especially among border workers who suffer traffic jams every time they go. Carpool websites are registering more and more users, and therefore proposed routes.
To test this mode of travel, several carpool websites exist, you just have to look if trips corresponding to your choice of destination are planned.
CoPilote, a carpool portal launched by the government
Since May 2018, a new carpool app is available in Luxembourg : copilote.lu. Supported by the public authorities, this portal aims to develop carpooling and alternative transport methods for everyday trips between home and work. With an observed vehicle filling rate to a maximum of 1.2 people according to a Luxmobil study conducted in 2017, ie 250,000 seats. free each day at the level of the Luxembourg capital, it is important for the government to increase this rate. The Ministry also encourages companies to promote carpooling by providing car park spaces for car pooling and as part of the launch of the project to reimburse carpool expenses (€ 2 per trip for up to two trips per day) until july.
How it works ? This portal developed by a subsidiary of the SNCF wants to be a dynamic platform with the possibility for the driver and the user to geolocate. When registering (free of charge), the driver indicates the journey, the schedule and the price (10 cents per kilometer maximum). The passengers then reserve their place by paying online. Both parties can also rate each other.
The copilote.lu platform is for the moment only available in french but provided in english and german lately.
Karzoo, carpool Greater Region
The carpool platform karzoo.eu is 100% free for the Greater Region. This site aims to reduce the traffic on the roads while making a gesture for the environment.
Pendlerportal.de is the free carpooling platform offered by the Verkéiersverbond (transport community in Luxembourg).
Kussbuss, the alternative to public transport
Kussbuss.lu is a new mobility service, a hybrid solution between public transport and door-to-door carpooling. Thanks to the Kussbuss app, the user books his/her ride from home to work and vice/versa, and the desired arrival or departure times. The system then calculates the best possible route and optimizes stops to meet the needs of all users of the service.
Users enjoy then a ride in peace with a place reserved, a wifi connection and the shuttle tracking in real time. Economical, practical, intelligent, this door-to-door mobility service is particularly intended for the moment for Belgian and French border workers from the regions of Thionville and Arlon.
There are now several car sharing companies in Luxembourg. The principle ? It is not a question of sharing a trip like with carpooling, but of sharing a vehicle!
Carloh, an initiative of the Luxembourg City
How does carsharing Carloh work? At each Carloh station in town (9), there are 5-door vehicles available for users to use a car for a specific duration: Polo Volkswagen, Opel Corsa, electrical car Renault Zoé électriques or Opel Meriva. The population is then able to use a car when it need one. Hence, it reduces pollution and traffic caused by the surplus of cars in the city today.
After a little training session and briefing any person with a driver’s license can use this service. A great way to benefit from a car without the disadvantages, and further more it is reasonably priced. A real transport revolution in Luxembourg!
Where are the stations Carloh, car sharing in Luxembourg ? As an Eco mobility option Carloh is presented as an additional means of public transport and car sharing in Luxembourg. There are currently 9 stations in Luxembourg. If you would like to use Carloh then all you have to do is sign up on their website and reserve your vehicle!
City Mov ‘, the other car-sharing solution
Another car-sharing solution for electric cars is also being implemented in Luxembourg with City Mov ‘. You can get all the information on the website.
GARD – Breakdown, recovery and roadside assistance service in Luxembourg
See their website for all GARD member breakdown service companies who are committed too offering a high quality service.www.gard.lu