Safety in Luxembourg Train Station

Old Aug 16th, 2016, 04:34 PM
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Safety in Luxembourg Train Station

Hi there, my friend and I (we both female) will be travelling from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City this October. However, our bus will arrive at Luxembourg at 2am. Is it safe especially for female to be around the station at that time? We will sit/hang around in the station until sunrise.

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Old Aug 16th, 2016, 04:42 PM
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I suspect that it is safe. For one thing, the 24 hour police stations in cities are often located in the train stations. For another, Luxembourg has the highest GDP in the world, suggesting that low-lifes are perhaps a relatively rare breed.
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Old Aug 17th, 2016, 12:22 PM
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I'm surprised you can find a bus that arrives at 2 am. This is from the US state dept report for employees:

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Are you sure you are going to be in the train station? I read it doesn't open until 6 am, not that it is open all night. The bus stop lanes are outside the gare, next to it. SO you plan to hang around a train station outside on the sidewalk?
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Old Aug 17th, 2016, 12:33 PM
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It's the flixbus, www.flixbus.com
19:30-02:15 Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Luxembourg Central
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Old Aug 17th, 2016, 12:40 PM
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It's probably safe enough, but I sure wouldn't do this. Why wouldn't you take a train? At a normal hour.
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Old Aug 17th, 2016, 01:13 PM
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StCirq on Aug 17, 16 at 4:40pm
It's probably safe enough, but I sure wouldn't do this. Why wouldn't you take a train? At a normal hour.


Ditto. You are never going to forget that bus ride. And when you get there, not only will the station be closed but the whole city will be snoring. Maybe you can find a night club open til dawn.
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Old Aug 17th, 2016, 01:27 PM
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According to Google's wisdom, the station's restaurant will open at 4.30am
But you'd still have 2.5hrs to "hang" at the station - and it can get pretty chilly at night in October.
So I'd rather worry about catching pneumonia from sitting outdoors for several hours than about safety.
Any cheap hotel will be better, IMO, if you can't travel at a more convenient time.
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Old Aug 17th, 2016, 01:42 PM
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Can't beat the price of flixbus at around 20 Euros. But since you're asking, that means you're the worrying kind (your mother would say "the reasonable kind") and therefore you should look to an alternative. Also for reasons like being able to make the most of the next day instead of dragging half-zombied out.

For around 70 Euros (I know, I know, a huge diff...) you can take a train like the 15:17, one transfer later (Brussels Midi=South) and you are in Lux. by 20:53
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Old Aug 17th, 2016, 01:56 PM
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We stayed in Luxembourg a few weeks ago, and our hotel was opposite the main railway station. We certainly saw a number of groups of men who were possibly homeless and were certainly sitting together drinking from cans of alcohol, etc during daylight hours. While they may not have made the area unsafe, they would not be comfortable companions in the middle of the night.
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Old Aug 17th, 2016, 02:23 PM
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Maybe you can find a night club open til dawn.>

No doubt- this is a great suggestion! And there should be some as in every sizable European city. Things start late in Europe - especially if it's a weekend.
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Old Aug 17th, 2016, 03:00 PM
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Great idea; the girls go to a nightclub where they can spend a lot of money on drinks. The alternative would be to let the "gentlemen" at the club pay for the drinks. Great idea for someone concerned with safety. NOT!
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Yeh I was just thinking the cost of a mandatory drink at many clubs would be more than the bus ride. But a night spot for their ages would be perfectly safe if anyone has their senses about them. No good solution there- sitting outside with the louts may not be the best idea either.
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I always imagined Luxembourg as a sleepy and sterile place for the filthy rich. I'm surprised to know it has homeless people.
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Old Aug 17th, 2016, 03:24 PM
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Where are you going the next day? Are you staying in Luxembourg City for a couple of days? Or are you catching a train to somewhere else that morning? Knowing that would make a difference. I stayed at a hotel directly across the street from the train station a few years ago and agree with the others, the area felt perfectly safe during normal day/evening hours but 'hanging out' outside it for several hours in the middle of the night doesn't sound like a good idea. What would you do if it was pouring rain?
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Old Aug 18th, 2016, 11:52 AM
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I always imagined Luxembourg as a sleepy and sterile place for the filthy rich. I'm surprised to know it has homeless people.>

An older (old enough to know better) friend of mine was in Luxembourg last fall and wanted to take an early morning train and thought he would sleep in the station - but it was closed when he got there or they kicked him out I forget but he met a group of 'hip' young folk who said they were homeless.

They said he could join them- they were sleeping under some bridge and said he would stay there -he had warm cloths.

But shortly after arriving they all started acting weirdly - they said they had taken acid - so weird he soon left.

Yes Luxembourg has homeless like many affluent places in the world do,.
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It might be a bit late to add to this review. However I have been travelling to Luxembourg for many years and have to say that the area around the station has got decidedly worse. Numerous "hoodies", all shuffling suspiciously around and/or begging, not to mention anumber of "care in the community" characters who shouldn't be around at all.

I would certainly be cautious after dark whether you are male or female.
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Gee, the OP never reported back or was ever heard from again in Fodorville. Hate it when that happens...
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Gee, the OP never reported back or was ever heard from again in Fodorville. Hate it when that happens...>

maybe got off at Luxembourg Gare 2 am and never heard of again?
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