The bus network is very well developed in Luxembourg and it is easy to move from one end of the country to the other by city bus or with regional coaches.
Luxembourg buses and their many advantages
Regular, punctual, inexpensive and easy to use, buses in Luxembourg are a very interesting mean of travel to use.
Do not hesitate to get your children accustomed to use public transport: they travel for free on the bus networks.
You can buy your tickets via the dedicated applications or directly in the public transport used.
Bus services in the City of Luxembourg
The stops and bus lines are numerous and cover the whole city, even beyond. Thanks to our pages dedicated to the districts of Luxembourg, you will find all the bus lines passing through your neighborhood of residence or work.
Information on the City of Luxembourg bus service: on the website, you will find timetables, the different bus stations and bus stops, bus routes, where the ticket offices are, explanations about bus passes, services for elderly and disabled people, …and a map of bus lines for the City of Luxembourg.
You can also download the VDL City App on which you will get all information about the city, including buses.
The “short duration” ticket, valid for 2 hours, costs 2€ (price subjet to change). Children under 12 years old accompanied by an adult in possession of a valid ticket travel for free.
There are two routes known as “Joker Bus” for elderly passengers. This mini bus runs outside of peak times and normally in areas where there are no regular bus routes.
The City of Luxembourg offers a free shopping bus line to make your shopping in the city centre easier. The City Shopping Bus commutes between the Parking Glacis and the city centre (Beaumont st.).
When the shops are open on a Sunday the City Shopping Bus departs every six minutes between 1.30pm and 6.30 pm.
Bus lines 1-31 are also free every first Sunday of the month.
Since the end of September 2018, autonomous shuttles have been put in circulation in the Pfaffenthal district of Luxembourg linking the Pfaffenthal panoramic lift to the funicular every 15 minutes between 7h00 and 21h00.
Call a bus : bus service on demand
“Call-a-bus” is an “on request” service, allowing passagers to catch a bus whenever they need it. The user calls the phone number 47 96- 4797 and gives the time at which he wishes to leave, his location and his destination (both must be in Luxembourg-City). The service is available for wheelchair users Monday to Sunday from 7 am-midnight.
A “Call-a-bus” ticket costs 6€ for the first person and 3€ for the second person of the same group. People who have the “M-Kaart” ticket are entitled to a further discount. For a wheelchair user and the person accompanying him, the cost is 2€.
Regional Bus Transport
The regional buses (RGTR) connect the countryside municipalities to the regional centers and with the capital, Luxembourg-City. This regional service also connects the French, Belgian and German bordered regions with Luxembourg-City center. Approximately 95% of the Luxembourgish localities are connected to the public transport network. Comfortable and convenient coaches are utilized for this service.
You can recognize the RGTR buses by their three-digit line-number between 100 and 999. The drivers have to drop off passagers at the first stop in the city and outside the city customers can only get off at specified stops where you can catch the bus. The reason is simple, in order to be able to respect the schedule, regional coaches have to drive as fast as possible through the dense city traffic. For city trips, it’s advised to use the city buses or the Euro-buses.
Euro-buses are regional buses, that shuttle between the main railway station and Kirchberg (European quarter of the capital). Within the city, Euro-buses function similar to city buses: passengers can hop on and off at all stops. These buses have a designated “Euro-bus”-sign on their front display in addition to their route number.
You should also know that you can take advantage of free buses in Luxembourg that run at night.
“Nightbus” run on weekends, or even eves of public holidays, between the City of Luxembourg and a number of municipalities. Their use is generally free and allows users to return home after a busy night without having to take their personal vehicle.
This is for example the case of the City Night bus which is a free night bus service of the City of Luxembourg. The City Night Bus runs every Friday and Saturday from 9:30 pm to 3:30 am every 15 minutes. You can consult the different routes of the bus on the website.
Mobiliteit.lu App on your smartphone
Download the Mobiliteit.lu app on your smartphone to be informed of all public transport schedules, in real time. More information on www.mobiliteit.lu on this page.
Although Luxembourg City is extremely well served by public transport and taxis, it is also known for its endless traffic jams during rush hour and for the high price of its car parks. Have you tried the tram and the funicular?