Tolls in Luxembourg, toll roads in Luxembourg, how to pay tolls in Luxembourg, information for drivers in Luxembourg

  • There are no motorway tolls in Luxembourg
  • There are no motorway tolls in Luxembourg. Passage is obligatory only for vehicles weighing more than 12 tons (the so-called eurovignette)
  • In total, there are 6 motorways in Luxembourg with a total length of 150 km.

Vignette in Luxembourg

On motorways in Luxembourg, a stamp is not required and no tolls are charged.

Road map in Luxembourg

An up-to-date map of Luxembourg motorways can be found on the website  Cita.lu.

Tunnel tolls in Luxembourg

There are no toll tunnels in Luxembourg.

Speed ​​limit in Luxembourg

Restrictions for cars weighing up to 3.5 tons and motorcycles:

  • City: 50 km / h
  • Outside the city: 90 km / h
  • On the highway: 130 km / h

Restrictions for cars weighing up to 3.5 tons with a trailer, trucks over 3.5 tons and buses:

  • City: 50 km / h
  • Outside the city: 75 km / h
  • On the highway: 90 km / h

Driving fines in Luxembourg

Luxembourg has a points system for both local and foreign drivers.

Each driver has a 12-point score. When an offense is committed, the corresponding number of points is deducted from the driver in accordance with its severity.

Accumulated penalty points are kept in the license records for 3 years, and the loss of all 12 points during this period leads to the driver’s automatic suspension from driving for a period of 1 year.

Fines collected by the Luxembourg Police on the spot can be paid in cash or by credit card.

  • Driving through a red light or a STOP sign without stopping – 145 € + 2 demerit points
  • Driving without wearing seat belts – 74 € + 1 penalty point
  • Using a mobile phone while driving – 74 €
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol – 145€ – max. €10,000 + 2 – 4 demerit points

Fines for speeding in Luxembourg

Luxembourgers drive very well and generally do not like to break the rules. Therefore, pay attention to compliance with the regulations here too, their violations will almost certainly be punished. While the fines aren’t that amazing, patrols are everywhere. And the specificity is also the judicial decision of each speed violation for a certain amount. You can be penalized for very high speed or repeated violations even with a driving ban in Luxembourg. Since the country is small, radars are almost everywhere.

In Luxembourg, some rules differ from ours, for example, headlights are optional or a first aid kit is not required.

Speeding in the city

  • 4-15 km / h: € 49
  • 16-28 km / h: € 145
  • over 29 km/h: depends on court decision (fine, cancellation of driving license, imprisonment)

Speeding outside the city

  • 4-24 km / h: € 49
  • 25-50 km / h: € 145
  • over 51 km / h – depends on the court decision (fine, cancellation of a driver’s license, imprisonment)

Speeding on the motorway

  • 5-30 km / h: € 49
  • 31-70 km / h: € 145
  • over 71 km/h: depends on court decision (fine, cancellation of driving license, imprisonment)

Driving in Luxembourg

Mandatory vehicle equipment in Luxembourg

  • reflective vest
  • triangle warning
  • first aid kit (only for trucks, tractors and semi-trailers)
  • fire extinguisher (only for trucks, buses, minibuses, tractors and semi-trailers weighing more than 3.5 tons)
  • a safety helmet is mandatory for motorcycle riders and their passengers

Tires

The use of winter tires has been mandatory in Luxembourg since 2012 when the road is covered with snow or ice.

There is no time limit for using winter tires. However, the Motor Club Luxembourg recommends using them when temperatures drop below 7°C.

All-season tires are also allowed, but drivers should be aware that they are not as efficient in winter.

Winter tires must be marked with the letters MS, M+S or M&S (mud and snow) and the snowflake mountain symbol.

The minimum tread depth is 1.6 mm, but the police recommend changing tires if the tread depth is less than 4 mm.

In case of snow or ice, snow chains can be used.

Studded tires are allowed from December 1 to March 31 for vehicles with or without a trailer, the total permissible weight of which does not exceed 3.5 tons, buses and special vehicles. They can be used in other months and in places where there is a risk of frost and snow on the road. Studded tires must be used on all 4 wheels (for a four-wheeled vehicle), in the case of dual wheels (for trucks), it is sufficient to use them on one pair of wheels. Vehicles equipped with studded tires are subject to speed limits of a maximum of 90 km/h on motorways and a maximum of 70 km/h on other roads.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is mandatory for the driver and all other passengers of the vehicle.

Children in the car

Children under 3 must be seated in an approved child seat (except for children traveling by bus).

A rear-facing child car seat can only be placed in the front seat if the vehicle’s front airbag can be deactivated.

Children from 3 to 17 years old up to a height of 1.50 m must be placed in an appropriate child car seat. Children weighing more than 36 kg can be fastened with a seat belt or three-point seat belt, but only in the back seat of the car.

Alcohol

The maximum allowable blood alcohol level is 0.5 ppm.

  • 0.2 ppm – novice driver (holds a driver’s license for less than 2 years)
  • 0.2 ppm – professional driver (taxi, bus, ambulance, assistance vehicle, truck, vehicle-trailer combination, driving school instructor, attendant teaching student driver)

High fines of 145€ up to a maximum of 10,000€ are imposed for driving while intoxicated

Daytime running lights

Lighting of motorcycles is obligatory around the clock.

Daytime running lights for cars are not mandatory in Luxembourg, but are recommended for all vehicles.

In tunnels, the use of low beams is mandatory.

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