Taking a taxi in Luxembourg
There are several taxi companies in Luxembourg that will allow you to move from one point to another. It should be known that the place of loading and unloading are free.
The taxi must take the shortest route to get from one place to another. If you have a preferred route, let the driver know. The taxi driver can not refuse a short trip, but he can refuse a long-distance trip or trips abroad.
The driver may also refuse a customer whose hygiene is not in conformity, drunk or drugged.
Taxi drivers can refuse animals, except for service dogs.
To take a taxi, you will find many specific parking places for taxis in Luxembourg City, including:
- in front of Luxembourg Central Station
- Rue Notre-Dame behind the Cathedral in Luxembourg-center,
- at the Glacis car park (Allée Scheffer),
You do not have to take the 1st taxi from the queue. Taxis have the obligation to follow the order of the line and give priority to the lead.
You can hail a taxi anywhere in the street, as long as it is more than 50 meters from a taxi station.
Book a taxi by phone or via the web
Do you want to take a taxi in Luxembourg? You can call the taxi companies directly or book trips on their website to move to Luxembourg and / or to the train stations to catch a train or Luxembourg-Findel airport to catch a plane.
If you have a toddler or children, ask for a suitable child seat, as the driver is not required to provide one.
Also check beforehand with the taxi in case you have to carry bulky luggage or special objects such as strollers, wheelchairs, etc.
An alternative of the “Uber” type
From now on, Luxembourg also has an “Uber” type alternative to move around the country with the” taxiapp.lu” application. You can thus directly book a car driven by independent drivers with a valid taxi licence. Via the app, you can also track its arrival on your smartphone thanks to GPS location. Prices should be lower than traditional taxi prices.
Taxi fares in Luxembourg
Taxi fares are no longer regulated in Luxembourg. Each taxi is free to apply its rates, however it is required to clearly display it outside the passenger side car and inside in the front of the car.
Make sure before getting in the cab that fares are visible. The driver must be able to give you a copy of his rates on request. The taximeter must be started at the beginning of the race and the driver can not ask you for more than the price displayed. The taximeter will be reset once the race has been paid.
Accepted methods of payment must be clearly indicated. The receipt provided by the taxi will serve as evidence in case of dispute. Keep it.
Alternatives to taxi travel? Think of the bus lines and the T1 line tram. In 2021, the tram will connect Findel Airport to Gasperich.
Municipal Shuttle service
Ask your commune, some municipalities propose to their inhabitants personalized shuttle services from home to other places in the commune at a very low cost!
Adapto is a transport service for people with a disability for occasional journeys.
Adapto are taxi-bus services for people with sustainable reduced mobility who cannot travel either by their own means or by public transport. This service is reserved for occasional travel and is only available to holders of a specific access card, which must be requested in advance from the Department of Transport.