Handedness of road traffic
Luxembourg is a right-hand traffic country.
The general speed limits in Luxembourg are presented in the following table:
|Type of vehicle||Built-up areas||Other roads||Motorways|
|Motor vehicles < 7,5 t||50 (31)[note 1]||90 (55)[note 2]||130 (80)[note 3][note 4]|
|Mopeds||45 (27)[note 1]||45 (27)||Traffic prohibited|
|Vehicles ≤ 3,5 t with studded tires||50 (31)[note 1]||70 (43)||90 (55)|
|Cars with trailers with a total weight < 3,5 t||50 (31)[note 1]||75 (46)||90(55)|
- The limit may fall to 30 km/h for reasons including the lay-out of the premises.
- The limit falls to:
- 50 km/h on a carriageway with two lanes of traffic, when one lane of traffic is closed,
- 70 km/h on a carriageway with two lanes of traffic, when one or both lanes of traffic are narrowed,
- 70 km/h on a carriageway with three lanes of traffic, when a lane of traffic is closed or narrowed.
- The limit falls to 110 km/h in case of rain or other precipitation.
- The limit falls to 90 km/h in tunnels marked with road sign E,28a, if no other speed limit is defined by a speed limit sign.
- You have to be 18 years old with a valid full driving license in order to drive in Luxembourg. Driving licenses issued by any of the EU member states or the EEA are valid throughout the European Union including Luxembourg. Drivers in possession of a license issued outside EU are required to have an international driving permit (IDP).
- Registration certificate.
- Certificate of Motor Insurance. Insurance documents from any EU country are acceptable, though holding a International Motor insurance card (Green Card) with you is a good practice.
- All foreign-registered with non-EU number plates vehicles in France must display a nationality sticker at the rear. Separate signs are not needed for Canada, Mexico and the United States, where the province, state or district of registration is usually embossed or surface-printed on the vehicle registration plate.
Items required in cars or with motorcycles
- Emergency warning triangle for vehicles with four or more wheels.
- Reflective jackets for the driver and the passengers, that must be worn when people get out of a broken down vehicle outside of built-up areas during night or when visibility is low.
In the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, driving a motor vehicle on public roads in winter conditions (black ice, packed snow, slush, ice sheets or frost) is permitted only with regulation winter tires (winter tires or all-weather tires marked "M.S.", "M+S", "M&S" or the alpine - 3PMSF - symbol) mounted on all wheels of the vehicle.
This regulation applies to all drivers, regardless of the country of registration of the vehicle. Non-observance is punishable by a 74 € fine. However, this does not apply to vehicles parked on public roads.
This requirement does not apply to mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles, lightweight quadricycles, tractors and self-propelled machinery. It is also not applicable to certain categories of vehicles, provided that winter tires do not exist by design for these categories, namely:
- special vehicles other than motor homes;
- vehicles used by the Army, the Grand-Ducal Police, the Customs and Excise Agency, the Emergency Services Administration and the communal fire and rescue services.
Snow chains can be used when roads are covered with snow or ice.
The use of studded tires is prohibited in Luxembourg.
Motorcycles should have their low-beam headlights turned on all day long. There is no such a requirement for cars, but it is recommended.
Additionally, parking lights should be turned on when parking on unlit roads.
There are both manned and unmanned stations in Luxembourg. If you use a manned station, you fill up as required and then pay in the shop, if you haven't already paid at the pump with your card. In unmanned stations you can pay directly by using a card. You have to insert the card before starting refueling your vehicle.
Fuel stations with a 24/24 sign are is in service all day long.
- Unleaded petrol / gasoline (French: Essence sans plomb)
Petrol is commonly called at the pump Eurosuper 95 when it has an octane rating of 95 RON or SP98 / Super Plus 98 when it has an octane rating of 98 RON. The labels E5 and E10 that may accompany petrol fuel's name refer to the percentage of ethanol in the mix with it being 5% or 10% respectively and the rest of the mix consists of standard unleaded petrol.
- LPG. It is also called Autogas or GPL. A list of stations that offer LPG can be seen on the page of the previous link.
- CNG. A list of stations that sell CNG can be found by following the previous link. Please be aware that 4 of the stations listed are permanently closed, leaving only 2 CNG station open in the country.
Maximum fuel prices are listed in Groupement Pétrolier Luxembourgeois (GPL) official website. The prices marked with TVAC in the last column of the table are the ones that include VAT.
The members of GPL are listed in the previous link. By clicking on their logos you can visit their websites and see each one's prices, as well as their networks petrol stations' locations.
Electric vehicle chargers
Road user charges
There is no charge for road use in Luxembourg, neither in the form of toll nor in the form of toll stickers (vignettes), for passenger vehicles.
Urban Access Regulations
There are no restrictions for the traffic of vehicles in Luxembourg, based on emissions classes, pollution emergency schemes or any other schemes.
- MINISTÈRE DU DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET DES INFRASTRUCTURES, Département des Transports, "RECUEILDE LÉGISLATION ROUTIÈRE, Code de la route", VIIe section – De la vitesse et de la maîtrise, Art. 139, LEGISLATION: until October 17, 2016
- Luxembourg's Administrative guide, Winter tyres compulsory in Luxembourg for winter driving conditions, Last update 22.01.2019