1 Park Dräi Eechelen (10 Rue Fort Thuengen)
European Union citizens simply need a valid passport or ID to travel to Luxembourg. For other travelers a visa may be required, depending on their nationality and length of stay in Luxembourg. Visas shall be obtained before departure. For further information, please consult the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs websites below and check with your local authorities.
- Do you need a Visa? click here
- Visas & Immigration, click here
- Luxembourg diplomatic representations abroad, click here
Please use the Place de l’Europe car park (paid). Taxis and private cars are only allowed to stop for drop off. There are no parking spaces in front of the venue.
Luxembourg has train connections to all of its neighboring countries: France, Germany and Belgium. It is, however, also very feasible to travel by train when coming from the Netherlands or the UK. When planning train travel in Europe, the website of Deutsche Bahn is an excellent source of information, since they have a travel planner that covers pretty much entire Europe.
- Belgium. A direct train goes once an hour between Brussels and Luxembourg. A one-way ticket costs about 30 Euro. The train looks decent and modern, and the trip Brussels-Luxembourg takes about 3 hours. Another possibility is to take the train Liège–Luxembourg, which might be more direct for some parts of Belgium, but it has to be mentioned that this train makes a lot of stops.
- France. Rail connections between France and Luxembourg were greatly improved with the opening of the new TGV Paris–Luxembourg. The trip takes just over 2 hours.
- Germany. Rail travelers coming from Germany can use the railway between Trier and Luxembourg. Trier, however, is a relatively small city and is not served by the ICE-network. The nearest German city on the ICE-network is Saarbrucken, which has a direct highway bus connection with Luxembourg (1 hour and 15 minutes) and the tickets only cost 8 euro.
- The Netherlands. Train tickets from the Netherlands to Luxembourg can be bought at the domestic counter or even from the standard NS ticket vending machines (press “Belgium / Luxembourg”). When buying a ticket one has to specify whether one is going over Roosendaal–Brussels or over Maastricht–Liège.
- United Kingdom. Going from the UK to Luxembourg by train is actually a quite viable option. It is possible to buy a Eurostar ticket (to Brussels) that is valid to any station in Belgium. In that case, one may want to use this ticket until Arlon, the last station in Belgium before the border with Luxembourg. The additional return ticket between Arlon and Luxembourg can be bought at the railway station in Brussels (where you can also ask whether conditions are still the same since our university staff used this possibility).
Luxembourg airport. By far the most convenient way of air traveling to Luxembourg is to arrive at the national airport. The airport has recently been reconstructed and the shiningly new terminal indeed looks very appealing. Some of the advantages of Lux Airport are its relatively small size and fast and efficient procedures (for instance, one has to be at the airport only one hour before departure). The national carrier LuxAir is a very decent option. From the airport, it’s only 20 minutes to the city centre by bus. A good choice is to take bus 16. Our experience is that a taxi from the airport to the city centre can cost 35 euro.
Frankfurt-Hahn airport and Brussels-Charleroi airport are served by low-cost flights to many European destinations. Flibco - a regular bus service connects the two airports to the main train station of the city of Luxembourg.
Saarbrucken Airport. This regional airport is approximately 1.5 hours by public transport from the City of Luxembourg. Unlike Frankfurt Hahn, there is no direct shuttle bus, however, and travelers will need to change at least once.
An international driving licence is not necessary. Your home licence will suffice. Driving is on the right and wearing a seatbelt is required. Driving in the city center of Luxembourg is not always a pleasant experience, partly due to the fact that many streets are one-way. Also, not every hotel offers parking space. Those who are nevertheless willing to drive can comfort themselves with the fact the Luxembourg has some of the lowest petrol prices in the EU. Free car parks are situated at the outskirts of the city with a regular bus shuttle to the town center.
Bus in Luxembourg City
There is a frequent and efficient bus service which circulates throughout Luxembourg City. The closest bus stop, named Philharmonie / Mudam is located within a one minute walk from the conference Venue. For details of all national public transport options and schedule visit www.mobiliteit.lu. From the airport you can take bus 16 to the conference venue. From the train station you can take the many busses: 1, 16, 120, 125, 144, 192, 194
The ticket can be bougth at the driver for 2€ that is valid for 2h. It is also possible to buy a carnet of 10-tickets for 16€, which you can buy at the central train station or at bus station Hamilius in the city center.
Vel'oh ! - Bicycle renting stations
Another interesting local transport alternative is to move around by bicycle. The City of Luxembourg has several fully automated bicycle rental stations, including one that is nearby the conference site. A subscription for one week costs only 1€. The idea is to take a bicycle from one rental station and return it to perhaps another. If the trip takes less than 30 minutes, it’s for free. Otherwise one starts to pay one euro per hour, after the first 30 minutes, with a maximum of 5 Euro per day. Keep in mind that you’re allowed to keep your rented bicycle for at most 24 hours.
WiFi will be available at the conference site itself, the City of Luxembourg also provides a WiFi facility in the city center, as well as at the airport and railway station.
Luxembourg – the only Grand Duchy in the world – is a lively and bustling town. Nowhere else in Europe will you find such a discrete and dynamic mixture of ancient fortresses and contemporary architecture. Moreover, the Old City of Luxembourg has long been part of the UNESCO World Heritage. High-tech buildings run alongside historic monuments reflecting a rich tapestry of urban experience.