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When to go
Come in winter, if you like the thought of festive markets and mulled wine. In May, the city is mild and balmy and the lush foliage is in full bloom. Luxembourg quietens down in January and August.
PlanesIt takes 15 minutes to drive from Luxembourg airport (www.lux-airport.lu) to the city centre. Luxair (wwww.luxair.lu), the national airline, flies mainly to European destinations including London, Munich, Paris and Zurich.
TrainsGet to Luxembourg from Paris (two hours), Metz (one hour), Brussels (three hours) and Trier (43 minutes) with Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois, or CFL (www.cfl.lu). The Eurostar shoots to Luxembourg from London, Paris or Brussels (www.eurostar.com); you can also get the TGV (www.voyages-sncf.com). Gare de Luxembourg is 2km from the city centre.
AutomobilesIt takes just over three and a half hours to drive to Luxembourg from Paris (on the A4, or the A4 and A31); the drive from Brussels is just over two hours (take the A4 or E25). Hire a car with Avis (www.avis.co.uk). It’s a great city to bring a car to, since roads are toll-free, and petrol is a tad cheaper than in neighbouring countries.
TaxisThere’s usually a fleet of taxis at the main train station and airport, but keep City Taxis Centrale’s number (+352 48 00 58) in your phone for impromptu pick ups.