travel to strasbourg

Strasbourg enjoys excellent national and international connections, with a TGV high-speed train station in the city center and an international airport just 9 minutes away.

by train

Strasbourg has one of the largest railway stations in France and enjoys direct TGV connections to many French towns and cities. The city is also an important high-speed train hub, lying on the intersection of the East European and Rhine Rhône TGV lines, and is a short ride away from major European cities. For more information, please visit the SNCF web site.

Examples of travel times to Strasbourg:

  • 1h 20 from Stuttgart
  • 2h 05 from Zürich
  • 2h 20 from Paris
  • 3h40 from Munich
  • 2h10 from Frankfurt

by air

Strasbourg-Entzheim International Airport - Strasbourg airport is just 9 minutes from the city center by train. It offers several flights a day to and from Paris Orly as well as some international connections, for example Amsterdam, Bruxelles, Londres Gatwick, Madrid, Prague, Rome.

Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) – Directly from the airport, you can take a TGV to Strasbourg. When booking with Air France, your airfare can include the transportation by TGV to the Strasbourg main station.Click here for more information.

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport (France)- one-hour twenty minutes by train (take the shuttle bus to the Saint-Louis train station (Line 11) and then catch the train to Strasbourg).

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (Germany) is located about 60km away in Germany. The best way to get to Strasbourg is to get a bus from the airport to Baden-Baden Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) from here trains run to Strasbourg, normally with one change. From station to station the journey is about 45m-1hr.

Frankfurt International Airport (Germany) is about 2h30 hours away from Strasbourg, and is one of the nearest inter-continental airports to Strasbourg, with Paris Charles de Gaulle. Lufthansa operates a shuttle bus between Strasbourg (stops at the train station and at the Hilton Hotel, just in front of the Convention Center) and Terminal 1. You can also take a train from Frankfurt to Strasbourg.

getting around in strasbourg

It is easy to get around in Strasbourg using public transportation, but the best way to discover Strasbourg is simply wandering through the pedestrian streets of the old town or along the banks of the river Ill.

Due to the generosity of the city of Strasbourg, it is our pleasure to announce that every paid attendee will be issued a public transport pass (also called “My ticket” or “Sympopass”) to allow complimentary, unlimited use of both tramway and buses of Strasbourg’s public transport network during the IEEE NSS/MIC Conference. The pass will be valid from 29 October to 6 November 2016 (9 consecutive days).

Like many European cities, there is an efficient network of public transportation in Strasbourg.

The Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS) operates the buses and trams in Strasbourg.

Trams run daily, roughly between 05:00 and 00:30, and every few minutes during rush hour. Six tram lines cross the city from east to west and from north to south with regular departures. In particular, line B connects the city center to the Convention Center (either Lycée Kléber or Wacken stops).

Buses run daily between 05:00 (or 06:00) and 00:00, with limited frequency and service on Sundays.

Tickets can be used for both the bus and tram and are available from CTS offices, the “Tabacs-Presse” stores, some newsagents and ticket machines at bus and tram stops. Tickets must be stamped for validation in dedicated machines upon boarding the bus or before boarding the tram. A discounted 10-ticket packet is also available, as well as 24-hour tickets which allow unlimited bus and tram travel within a 24-hour period.

CTS sales points or the Central Tourist Office, 17 place de la Cathédrale, can provide a free map of public transportation.

getting to the convention center

Extremely well-connected, just a few minutes away from the historic city centre

  • 10 minutes by tramway from the center of the city. Trams are running every 10 minutes.
  • 15 to 20 minutes from the Central Railway Station (connection with Strasbourg Airport and fast train to Paris)
  • Tramway: lines B and E - Wacken tram stop
  • Parking: 250 free parking spaces on-site and a 570-space park-and-ride nearby
  • Vélhop self-service cycle hire scheme: rental points at the railway station and in the city centre. A cycle path brings you directly to the Convention Centre