By Bus -- Because of the city's small size, you may have little need to use the bus network. Service is extensive and efficient but infrequent on some lines. The fare (valid for 1 hr.) is 1.50€ ($2.40); a 10-ticket pack costs 12€ ($19). A money-saving day ticket for 4€ ($6.40), and a 5-day pack for 16€ ($26), available from rail stations and the airport, can be used on buses and trains throughout the Grand Duchy. Luxembourg City bus information is available from ADL (tel. 47-96-29-75; www.autobus.lu).
By Taxi -- Taxis charge 2€ ($3.20) per kilometer (3.20€/$5.10 per mile), with a 10% surcharge from 10pm to 6am, and 25% on Sunday and holidays. Taxi service is available from Benelux Taxis (tel. 800/2-51-51, or 40-38-40; www.beneluxtaxi.lu).
By Car -- Driving in Luxembourg City isn't difficult, but most in-town attractions are within easy walking distance. My advice? Park your car and save it for day trips outside the city. Street parking can present a problem, but there are many parking garages. The city map supplied by the tourist office has parking areas clearly marked. The three most centrally located underground parking garages are off bd. Royal near the post office, off rue Notre-Dame, and at place du Théâtre.
On Foot -- Luxembourg City is made for walking -- that's really the only way to do it justice. Most major attractions are within .5km (1/3 mile) of the center of town. Beyond that, though, the hilly nature of the city and the distance to other points of interest may start to take a toll. The many green spaces and parks invite either a soul-refreshing sit-down or a leisurely stroll to slow your sightseeing pace.
Passport to Luxembourg
If you plan to do a lot of sightseeing and traveling on public transportation, both in Luxembourg City and around the Grand Duchy, a sound investment is the LuxembourgCard, available from tourist offices. It comes with a 32-page booklet listing more than 50 attractions offering cardholders free admission, and others offering discounted admission. In addition, the card lets you ride free on buses and trains. Valid for 1, 2, or 3 days, for one person it costs 10€ ($16), 17€ ($27), and 24€ ($38), respectively; a family card for two to five people costs 20€ ($32), 34€ ($54), and 48€ ($77).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.