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Getting to Strasbourg

In addition to the city airport situated 10 km from the city centre (20-25 minutes by bus shuttle), Strasbourg can easily be reached from other international airports such as Karlsruhe- Baden or Basel-Mulhouse, located in proximity. Positioned on the intersection of all the mayor European road and train axes, the city can also be very easily reached by train or by highways.

Cheap flights to Strasbourg
Contrary to Strasbourg International Airport, the airports located in the proximity of the city, provide low-cost airline flights and offer a bigger opportunity of cheaper travelling choices. For example, Ryanair operates from Karlsruhe-Baden Airport, situated approximately 40km from Strasbourg; while Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport offers Easyjet flights.

Strasbourg International Airport
The city airport is situated approximately 10km from city centre and is very easy for getting around as it is pretty small. However, the airport disposes with a bar, a café, a newspaper store with huge variety of international press, and two restaurants offering traditional Alsatian specialities such as Tarte Flambée or Fois Gras. You can even enjoy Alsatian long-established culture and taste some home-made beers in a special bar on the first floor of the building.

Trains to Strasbourg
Train stationAfter Paris, Strasbourg has second largest railway station in France offering a wide range of train connections with other parts of the country, as well as with Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and other European countries.

As from 2007, Strasbourg is connected to Paris with a special train called the TGV (train de grande vitesse - high-speed train). This means that instead of usual 4 hours of journey from Strasbourg to Paris, the two cities are now only 2 hours and 20 minutes apart. In addition, the time of travelling between Strasbourg and other European cities has been shortened considerately. If you're looking for the best price of train journeys, check out the night connections as they are usually the cheapest ones.

Strasbourg railway station, which is situated in the very town centre, provides a travel with 'Rhine-metro' which operates between Strasbourg and German city of Offenburg on a daily basis, and a fast travel around the province of Alsace with the TER Alsace regional rail network. Consult additional information at:

Strasbourg SNCF station
Place de la Gare - 67000 STRASBOURG
Tel 08 92 35 35 35

By bus
Although Strasbourg doesn't have an official bus station for international bus trips, the city can be reached by bus from few mayor European destinations due to the offers of Eurolines travelling agency. This agency provides bus connections with Strasbourg and cities like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Krakow, London, Zurich, Frankfurt, Vienna, Venice, etc. As Eurolines don't have official offices in Strasbourg, the best way to find out more about bus connections with Strasbourg is to check their official web site. And a small tip - the Eurolines buses stop at their official parking place, near the Citroen car shop, close to the Stade de la Meinau.

By car

Strasbourg can be reached from various directions:

  • From the west (Paris, Benelux) taking the A4 highway (E25). About 4 hours from Paris;
  • From the south (Switzerland, Lyon), taking the A35 highway (E25). About 5 hours from Lyon;
  • From the north and east (Germany), taking the A5 highway (E35).

The Strasbourg-Mulhouse route joins it to the rest of the French motorway network. Strasbourg is fifteen minutes from the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Basel-Genova or Milan motorway, itself linked to the entire European motorway network.

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