Car Hire at Luxembourg Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Hire a car at Luxembourg Airport and explore one of Europe’s smallest countries. There are historic cities, verdant winelands, and plenty of countryside ideal for a relaxing Sunday hike.
Where to hire a car at Luxembourg Airport
Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty all offer car hire from Luxembourg Airport.
Petrol stations near Luxembourg Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There’s an Aral petrol station on Route de Treves, near the entrance to the airport. If you’re approaching from the A1 motorway you will need to drive past the airport to reach the petrol station. There’s also an Esso petrol station on the outskirts of Senningerberg, a two minute drive from the terminal.
Driving around Luxembourg Airport
The Autoroute 1 motorway is just a few minutes drive away from the airport. This connects Luxembourg City with Wasserbillig on the German border. As soon as you leave the airport you’ll find yourself in a semi-residential area, with homes and hotels. It’s possible to reach the city without going on the motorway, if you would rather avoid high speed traffic.
Getting to your destination
One of Europe’s 10 least travelled capitals, Luxembourg City is one part glitzy corporate centre and one part old world UNESCO heritage glamour.
It takes about ten minutes to drive into Luxembourg City from the airport. It’s quicker to use local roads than the motorway. There are 3,330 parking spaces in the city centre (Zentrum) neighbourhood, and 2095 spaces in Bahnhof; in Kirchberg there are 2,335 spaces and there are also 3,920 Park & Ride spaces on the outskirts of the city. Despite the abundance of parking spaces it can still be tricky to find somewhere to leave your car. If you’re staying overnight it’s a good idea to look for hotels in Luxembourg with guest parking.
You’ve probably heard of the Schengen Accord, which allows people to travel passport free within the EU. This is the village it’s named after: a wine destination with a fantastic European Museum. Schengen is a great base for exploring the Moselle Region which is renowned for its natural beauty and gastronomy.
It takes just over half an hour to drive to Schengen from the airport, using the A1 motorway. Car parking is widely available in the village and the surrounding area. Most hotels and guesthouses have private parking for customers.
History buffs will adore Diekirch. Not only does it have an atmospheric old town packed with ancient buildings, Diekirch also has an excellent military museum with a huge exhibition on the Battle of the Bulge.
It takes about 35 minutes to drive to Diekirch from Luxembourg Airport. You need to pay to park in most of the town. In the red zone you can park for a maximum of one to two hours and in the green zone you can park for up to three hours. In these zones it costs about 80 cents per hour (about 55p). There’s also an underground car park on the outskirts of the town, where you can leave your car for an unlimited amount of time. Fees are 60 cents per hour during the day (about 40p) and 30 cents per hour overnight (roughly 20p).
Prices subject to change