Car & Van Hire in Schifflange

Enterprise car hire locations in Schifflange

Schifflange is located 20.5 km southwest of Luxembourg Airport, the country's predominant airport offering international connections. Enterprise Rent-A-Car can be found at the international airport, with flexible and advanced bookings available. While the airport serves Luxembourg by rail, further road connections are needed to reach Schifflange, making car hire in Schifflange a recommended way to travel.

What to do and see in Schifflange

Schifflange is a small town less than 20 km from Luxembourg's centre. As a result, it grew as both a commuter town and industrial site with links to neighbouring France. The town itself was formed in 1876 when it was separated from the larger Esch-sur-Alzette commune, often known as Esch. Steelworks have been operational in the area since 1871 and remain important to Luxembourg's steel industry along with neighbouring Rodange.

Close to Schifflange, you can visit the Monument National des Mineurs, a monument to the miners killed in the region due to accident or injury. Other landmarks of Luxembourg's industrial heritage include Fond-de-Gras, a free-to-access open-air railway museum with historic trains that would have served factories and mining operations.

For families with little ones, Schifflange boasts several animal parks and adventure playgrounds that are sure to delight children. Escher Tier Park is home to deer, racoons and goats, with ample picnic tables and playground areas. There's also Parc Le'h Adventures Sàrl, with its high-wire courses, and a historic amusement park, Parc Merveilleux, that dates from the 1950s.

Schifflange is situated in the land of red rocks, so named for its red earth and former iron mines. Excellent hiking, biking and picnicking opportunities await in the countryside right next to Schifflange. In 2020, the region was classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Learn more about this natural history at Centre Nature et forêt Ellergronn. For wine lovers, vineyards and wineries are mostly centred along the Moselle, east of Schifflange.

Schifflange offers plenty of shopping and dining facilities, particularly downtown along Av. de la Liberation. The closest malls are Belval Plaza Shopping Center and Zolwereck Akaafszenter. Or why not take a day trip to Luxembourg City, where you'll find Cloche d'Or and Royal Hamilius? As for dining, Schifflange boasts a wide variety of cuisines, from Japanese and Italian to regional delicacies. Look for classic dishes like Quetschentaart, a sweet plum tart served across Schifflange.

A car or van hire in Schifflange is a great way to explore Luxembourg, both its storied central city and richly historic surroundings. It takes under 30 minutes to travel by road to Luxembourg City, where you can visit noted attractions like the Chateau de Vianden, Musee d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, Bock Casemates and Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. Alternatively, it's a short cross-country drive to the French border and the Grand Est region. In neighbouring Esch, you can visit the Conservatoire de Musique and Rue de l'Alzette, Luxembourg's longest shopping street.

Driving in Schifflange

Schifflange is a well-placed town located at the crossroads of two major motorways, the A4 and A13. These provide convenient travel to all major towns in the Red Lands region, as well as swift connections to both Luxembourg City and the French, German and Belgian borders.

The A4 motorway is a 16.3 km route that connects Luxembourg City with Esch via Schifflange. It mostly consists of a two-lane dual-carriageway. The A13 spans the breadth of Luxembourg from west to east, connecting Bascharage near the Belgian and French borders with Schengen on the German border. This motorway also predominantly consists of two-lane dual-carriageways. Both motorways offer access via roundabouts and junctions to Schifflange by joining the regional 168 and 169 roads.

Motorway speeds in Schifflange and Luxembourg are variable. They can reach up to 130 km/h. However, these are reduced during wet weather to 110 km/h and during hot summers to 90 km/h. Speed limits are always well-signposted. Away from motorways, speeds are up to 90 km/h on rural roads and 50 km/h in built-up areas. Speeds can be reduced to 30 km/h in residential areas of Schifflange.

Some areas of Schifflange can be compact with one-way streets and zebra crossings, particularly as you leave the main 168 route. One-way areas are clearly signposted as "sens unique" with an arrow, while no-through roads feature T-shaped signs. There are also some designated pedestrian, cycling and wheelchair lanes, depending on the area. As such, it's best to plan your trip and parking to avoid taking unnecessary diversions.

Parking in Schifflange is also properly signposted with designated car parks in central areas, including along the main shopping street and train station. There are also several on-street parking zones, including free-to-park areas for residents only. Always abide by signposted rules, which will indicate the maximum time allowed as ticketing is in operation throughout Schifflange. Many car parks are limited to 4 hours, with some as little as 1.

Luxembourg's roads are among Europe's best and most comfortable to drive on. Vehicles are driven on the right-hand side with overtaking only when safe on the left. Always wear a seatbelt and keep to country-wide speed limits. Motoring offences can result in hefty on-the-spot fines.

Car and van hire in Luxembourg with Enterprise

Enterprise Luxembourg offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Schifflange

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Schifflange

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Schifflange, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.