Luxembourg — Airports
Luxembourg-Findel Airport welcomes more than 1.6 million passengers each year and is the main gateway into the region. The country’s only public airport, it is located four miles away from the capital’s city center. The two-terminal facility houses a restaurant, a bar, a duty-free store, and a business lounge.
Some of the major airlines serving the airport include national carrier Lux Air, British Airways easyJet, KLM, and Air France. It is one of the world’s busiest airports for cargo traffic. There are no direct flights to the US, so American visitors must connect via a major European hub such as London-Heathrow or Amsterdam.
The closest railway station in Luxembourg City is linked by a shuttle bus, which departs every 10 minutes during the week. Alternatively, taxis are available from a stand outside the terminal, while rental cars can be hired through well known firms such as Avis and Europcar.
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (Germany)
Located about 75 miles from Luxembourg, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has 1 hour, 45 minute bus service to Luxembourg City. The closest train station is located in nearby Traben-Trarbach, while highway connections are also easily accessible. Major vehicle rental firms including Europcar and Avis operate at the airport.
Once a military airport, the public facility is now one of the main gateways into the Grand Duchy and welcomes almost four million passengers a year. Although there are no direct flights to the US, American visitors can connect via London or Rome. Iceland Express, Sky Airlines, SunExpress, Wizz Air, and XL Airways Germany all offer limited routes; however, budget carrier Ryanair operates extensive flights to destinations throughout Europe, including Dublin, London-Stansted, and Milan-Bergamo.
Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport (France)
Opened in 1991, the airport was recently revamped in 2006 and an estimated 279,000 passengers passed through Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport in 2011. The single-terminal facility has fairly limited flights, but is a useful hub for passengers moving on to Luxembourg. Air France operates year-round routes from Nice and Lyon, and seasonal connections from the smaller Figari and Calvi. Twin Jet runs flights from Marseille and Toulouse, while Air Algerie operates services from Algiers year-round. Car rental is a popular choice for visitors continuing on to Luxembourg and vehicles can be picked up at the terminal through Opinion, National Quote, Europcar and Hertz.