Luxembourg does not have an extensive rail system. The main north–south train line covers some popular destinations, but for others you’ll need to bus it. Both trains and buses are comfortable enough and are operated by Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL; 24 89 24 89; www.cfl.lu). They use the same simple fare system: a 1st/2nd-class ‘short’ trip (of about 10km or less) ticket is €2.25/1.50 and is valid for one hour, while a 1st/2nd-class unlimited day ticket (known as a Billet Réseau) is €7.50/5. The latter is good for travelling on buses and trains anywhere in the country and is valid from the first time you use it until 8am the next day.
Many visitors opt for the Luxembourg Card, which is valid from Easter to October 31 and includes admission to many attractions throughout the country as well as unlimited use of public transport..
Road rules are easy to understand and standard international signs are in use. Driving is on the right. The blood-alcohol limit for drivers is 0.08%. The speed limit on motorways is 120km. An international driving licence is not necessary – your home licence will suffice. Fuel prices are among the lowest in Western Europe: lead-free costs around €1.20 per litre and diesel is €0.90.
For car rentals try the following:
Autolux (22 11 81; 33 Blvd Prince Henri)
Avis (48 95 95; Gare Centrale)
Budget (44 19 38; 300 Route de Longwy)
Hertz (43 46 45; Luxembourg airport)
Flat paths or hilly terrain, Luxembourg has both cycling genres covered. Separate cyclist lanes wind along the Sûre River between Echternach and Diekirch, and along much of the Moselle River. For details on bike rental, see Vélo en Ville or Rent-a-Bike. Bikes can be taken onboard trains for €1.10.