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Car Rental Luxembourg: Driving Information

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions

Driving Overview

General Information
Luxembourg’s central European location nestled between France, Germany and Belgium makes it more then the perfect place to begin your cheap car rental experience! Don’t let Luxembourg’s small size fool you; this tiny country has one of the most well maintained highway systems in the world, making driving easy and convenient. However, driving in Luxembourg may be very different from where you normally use to driving. Below you will find some helpful information that will prepare you for renting and driving a vehicle during your stay in Luxembourg.

To rent a vehicle in Luxembourg you must be a minimum of 21 years old and have had your driver’s license for at least one year. When driving at night you are required to flash you headlights prior to passing a vehicle on open roads.

Child Seats
Children under the age of 3 must sit in the back seat of the vehicle in a child seat suitable for their age and weight. Children under 11 years of smaller then 1.5 meters in height are required to travel in the back seat of the vehicle at all times unless using a child seat appropriate to their size in the front. All other vehicle occupants over the age of 11 years must wear a seatbelt at all times.

Speed Limits
Standard speed limits in Luxembourg are: city 50 km/h, open roads 90 km/h and highways 130 km/h

Rules of the Road
In Luxembourg vehicles are required to drive on the right side of the road and pass on the left. All vehicles must be equipped with a warning triangle and horns can only be used during emergencies.

The average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas in Luxembourg is approx $4.94 USD and the average cost for a gallon of diesel is approx $4.37 USD. Gas stations throughout the country are generally open from 7am to 8pm.

At this time there are no toll highways in Luxembourg.

Metered parking and pay parking lots are popular in most of Luxembourg’s cities. There are areas in Luxembourg that require a disc to be displayed on your vehicles dashboard. Discs are available for purchase at police stations, shops and tourist offices.

Insurance Information

General Information
When renting a car in an unfamiliar country it is always a good idea to find out what forms of insurance are required in the particular country you are traveling to as it can vary from country to country. The insurance guidelines of the country where you pick up the vehicle will be in effect for the duration of your rental even if the rental is returned to another country.

All of our rental rates in Luxembourg will include third party liability and fire insurance. In Luxembourg CDW and theft protection are optional and can be added to your rental at anytime prior to the pick up of your rental vehicle. In the event CDW and Theft are declined in order to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card Kemwel asks for you to contact your credit card company to learn the specifics of your insurance coverage. Insurance details specific to your rental will print in the terms and conditions area of your rental voucher.

At this time we at Kemwel would like for you to take a moment to read about the following insurance guidelines that apply to car rentals in Luxembourg.

Required Coverage
Fire and third party liability are required on all rentals commencing in Luxembourg and are included on all of Kemwel’s basic rental rates. Fire insurance provides an unlimited amount of coverage for the rental vehicle if it is involved in a fire. Third party liability provides an unlimited amount of coverage for damage to property or injury to people outside of the rental vehicle.

Optional Coverage
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection is included in all of Kemwel’s inclusive rental rates in Luxembourg, generally at an advance purchase discount. Most rental suppliers have a deductible that you will still be responsible for in the event of collision or theft of the vehicle. In Luxembourg the CDW and Theft deductibles are approximately $765 USD. Depending on the car rental supplier fire insurance may be included in the inclusive rental rate only, if it is included it will generally cover an unlimited amount, please contact Kemwel’s reservations center at 1 877 820 0668 for more information.

Rental Restrictions

General Information
Most rental vehicles in Luxembourg are permitted to travel into most all Western European countries without any restrictions. However due to insurance regulations the following categories may have restrictions: luxury vehicles, large vans and automatic vehicles. At this time we ask for you to please take a moment to ensure that your travel itinerary is compatible with the type of vehicle you are planning to rent. If you have any questions or would like some advice on what type of vehicle will best suit your needs our friendly staff will be glad to help assist you in the process, please call us toll free at 1 877 820 0668.

Restricted Countries
Vehicles rented in Luxembourg through Kemwel cannot travel into or through any of the following countries without prior notification to and approval from Kemwel and its suppliers: Africa, Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and the Ukraine.

Note: Some specific vehicle categories may have restrictions for traveling into Italy, please contact Kemwel for details.

One-Way Rentals
Domestic one-way rentals are available in Luxembourg and are generally free of charge. International one-way rentals are also available and will incur additional fees. Not all vehicles are permitted and minimum rentals lengths may apply.

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