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Route 66 Tobacco Shop in Luxembourg, for tobacco, wine, spirits, beers, souvenirs.
3 – 5, Rue d'Arlon. L-8399. WINDHOF. Luxembourg.
Tel: 0035 226 30 50 25. E-mail: contact at route66.lu
Open: Monday to Saturday 6.00am to 8.00pm. Sunday – Closed.
Parking; Free parking in private yard for cars and trucks.
May 2014 – Golden Virginia now costs £5.35 a pack (6.80 euro) in Luxembourg. Benson & Hedges Gold now costs £3.87 (4.80 euro) a pack of 20. Tax increases in Belgium mean that Golden Virginia now costs £5.45 a pack (6.80 euro). Benson & Hedges Gold now costs £4.50 (5.70 euro). In the U.K. GV costs £17.26, Benson and Hedges Gold now costs £8.87.
February 2014 – Golden Virginia now costs £5.35 a pack (6.80 euro) in Luxembourg. Benson & Hedges Gold now costs £3.87 (4.80 euro) a pack of 20. Tax increases in Belgium mean that Golden Virginia now costs £5.45 a pack (6.80 euro). A pack of Benson & Hedges Gold now costs £4.50 (5.70 euro). In the U.K. GV costs £16.92, Benson and Hedges Gold now costs £8.38.
In other words buy the guidelines (3Kg GV and 800 cigarettes) and save £874.60 in Luxembourg, £835.40 in Belgium, and £481.76 in France.
February 2013 – Prices up again (tax increases and due to the exchange rate). In Belgium Golden Virginia now costs £4.95 (Luxembourg £4.95), and Benson & Hedges Gold £43.00 (Luxembourg £39.00).
Cigarettes tobacco are much cheaper in Luxembourg, because VAT rates are lower and there are lower excise duties. Route 66 was one of the first shops catering to the British Shopper, and just over the border at exit 1 on the E25 Autoroute (just after it enters Luxembourg from Belgium).
Tobacco Price Survey • Tobacco in; Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Spain, E.U. Countries • HM Revenue and Customs • UKBA • Shelf Life of tobacco • Buying tobacco over the internet • Supermarkets in Belgium
Tobacco Excise duties (look at the "Cigarettes Excise Yield" chart)
Alcohol Excise Duties (look at the Still and Sparkling Wine charts)
Luxembourg has lower excise duties on wine and champagne. Its beer and spirit rates are lower too. Whilst it is further to travel to, savings made on purchases more than outweigh the extra costs involved.
Follow the E42 autoroute till Brussels, then take the ring road following the signs for Namur – Luxembourg (E25/E411). Thereafter take the E25 / E411 to Luxembourg.
We are close to exit Number 1 immediately after you cross the border – couldn't be closer!
Amber Leaf £4.90
Prices may vary, especially when paying with Sterling cash, correct at January 2014.