Luxembourg Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Luxembourg

Luxembourg drives on the right and you can use the photo licence of any country to drive here, providing it’s written in Roman alphabet. Drivers from other countries need their own licence plus an international driving permit. Speed limits range from 130kmh on motorways to 90kmh on other roads and 50kmh in urban areas.

Luxembourg has a road network covering 3000km of roads, 150km of which are motorways –

A1 Luxembourg City -Senningerberg – Flaxweiler – Wasserbillig -Germany A64

A3 Luxembourg City-Bettembourg – Dudelange-France A31

A4 Luxembourg City-Leudelange-Esch-sur-Alzette

A6  Belgium (A4) -Steinfort – Capellen – Strassen Luxembourg City

A7 Luxembourg City -Mersch – Ettelbruck – Erpeldange -Clervaux

A13 Pétange -Bettembourg – Schengen- Germany A8

Luxembourg has a modern, well-maintained system of highways and secondary roads. Road signs are clear and worded in French. Roads into and out of Luxembourg City can be very busy during the morning and evening rush hour, especially main roads to neighbouring countries. During winter, fog and ice can cause delays on smaller roads. Traffic fines can be applied on the spot so you should make sure you carry enough cash or credit cards to pay if needed. Parking can be a problem in Luxembourg city . There are  Blue zones for which a parking vignette must be obtained and displayed on the dashboard. Other  zones are divided by colour, with each colour representing a limited parking time. White zone parking is allowed for half an hour, orange a maximum of two hours, yellow three to five hours on the road and five to ten in a car park, green is a five hour maximum and purple is a ten hour maximum.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Luxembourg Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, National,Avis, Budget,  have outlets here.Also usually features on Car rental broker sites.

We currently have no local car rental partners in Luxembourg. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on

Luxembourg Self Drive Rules –
You’ll generally be able to take the car to most mainland European countries including UK, though should tell the rental company if you intend to do this.. There may be restrictions on taking the car to some Eastern European locations.


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