When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Luxembourg?
Luxembourg is a popular destination for business travel but the city has a more leisurely vibe in the summer months. July and August are good off-peak times to find cheap flights to Luxembourg and there are plenty of summertime events on in the city, including the huge Schueberfouer funfair from August to September.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Luxembourg?
It’s best to book your Luxembourg flights around one or two months in advance to have the best choice of airfares. Many airlines offer return flights and direct flights to Luxembourg all year round, so it’s worth checking for promotions and offers on flights to Luxembourg or last-minute flights. You could also find a bargain if your dates are flexible. The city hosts an international music festival in March and April and from May onwards you can explore the hiking and biking trails in the surrounding mountains.
Flying to Luxembourg Airport LUX
Luxembourg Airport (LUX) is located eight kilometres from Luxembourg City. It operates international flights to many European capitals and serves around three million passengers each year. It’s the base for Luxair, Luxembourg’s national carrier, and offers flights from 15 different airlines.
British Airways and Luxair both serve direct flights to Luxembourg from London Heathrow Airport and London City Airport. You can find Luxembourg flights from other UK airports, including Manchester Airport, Birmingham Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Bristol Airport. Swiss, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Austrian Airlines Air France, Scandinavian Airlines, Aer Lingus, FlyBe and Lufthansa also operate return flights to LUX with one stopover on the way. Stopovers are usually in European cities such as Zurich, Paris and Vienna.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Luxembourg Airport is a small airport with two terminals. Terminal B serves small planes, while Terminal A is the main passenger terminal for international flights. The terminal building has three levels, with check-in desks and shops, an information desk, cash machine and currency exchange service located on the ground floor. On the lower level you’ll find boarding gates, customs control and the baggage reclaim area. Car rental companies are also located on the lower level in the arrivals hall. The upper level is home to two restaurants and a business centre. LUX offers a wide selection of facilities for travellers, including free Wi-Fi, a variety of cafes and restaurants, charging station and banking services.
Getting to the City from Luxembourg Airport LUX
There are several transport options for getting to Luxembourg city centre from the LUX. Buses 16 and 29 leave from the bus stop across the road from the terminal building and connect the airport to the central railway station and other stops in the city. They depart every 10–15 minutes Monday to Friday, and every 20–30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. You can purchase bus tickets from the ticket machine at bus stop number 16. Buses in Luxembourg are free on Saturdays. The taxi rank is located just outside the exit from the terminal and there are car hire desks in the arrivals hall on the lower level of the airport terminal.
Why Visit Luxembourg?
Luxembourg City is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and it is home to several major European institutions including the European Investment Bank, making it a popular destination for British business travellers. The old city is a World Heritage site dating back to the 16th century and you can wander its ramparts and underground casements. In the summer, visit the Grand Ducal palace with its opulent ceremonial rooms. For a more modern vibe, head to the glass-roofed MUDAM gallery, which was designed by the modernist architect IM Pei and hosts contemporary art exhibitions.
The Chemin de la Corniche is a promenade offering panoramic views over the city and its surrounding valleys. For a day out of the city, you can explore one of Luxembourg’s many hiking trails, which stretch from the capital to the Ardennes, Terres Rouges, Mullerthal and Moselle regions. With its French, Belgic and German influences, Luxembourg has a cosmopolitan fine dining scene and local wine samples to try out at the city’s cellars and wine bars.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. If you plan to stay longer, you must register at the Municipal Office within eight days and receive an address registration certificate within three months of arrival. The local currency is the euro and you may find it helpful to exchange some money in advance. LUX also has cash machines and currency exchange services inside its terminal building.