TRAVEL INFORMATION


Getting There By Air

Strasbourg-Entzheim International Airport (SXB)
Website: www.strasbourg.aeroport.fr

The airport, France's seventh largest, is situated 12km (seven miles) southwest of Strasbourg. International links include flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Casa Blanca, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow and Vienna. There are excellent connections to Paris (links between the two cities represent approximately 70% of the airport's traffic). The national carrier is Air France).

Transport to the city: Compagnie de Transport Strasbourgeois - CTS (tel: (03) 8877 7070, www.cts-strasbourg.fr) operate frequent shuttles, which take 12 minutes to the centre of town and cost approximately €4.80.

Taxis to the city centre cost approximately €23.

Getting There By Road

Strasbourg is on the central European motorway network. The A4, A34, A31 and A32 provide easy access to Strasbourg from Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg and Bonn. The German freeway network provides access to to Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Basel, Geneva and Milan.

The Strasbourg-Mulhouse route is linked to the national motorway network, facilitating access to Lyons and Marseilles, as well as to destinations in Spain and Italy.

Useful contacts: Automobile Club d'Alsace, 5 avenue de la Paix (tel: (03) 8836 0434; e-mail: info@automobileclub.org; website: www.automobileclub.org).

Getting There By Rail

There are good links to many European cities, such as Frankfurt (2 hours 50 minutes), Brussels (5 hours) and London (6 hours), as well as direct links to France's major cities, including Paris (4 hours), Bordeaux (7 hours) and Marseille (9 hours).

The Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français - SNCF (tel: (08) 9235 3535; website: www.sncf.com) is the national railway service. The main train station, located at place de la Gare, is close to the city center.

Getting Around

Public Transport
The Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois - CTS (tel: (03) 8877 7070; website: www.cts-strasbourg.fr ) runs the bus and tram systems in Strasbourg.

Taxis
Taxis can be hired at taxi ranks at the train station and place de l'Homme de Fer. France Taxi (tel: (03) 8822 1919) and Taxi 13 (tel: (03) 8836 1313) operate 24 hours.

Limousines
AICS, 15 avenue Général de Gaulle (tel: (03) 8845 9191; e-mail: aics@cybercable.tm.fr; website: www.alsace-limousines.com), provides a chauffeured limousine service at a rate of €430 a day.

Driving in the City
Almost the entire centre of Strasbourg is pedestrianised and cars should be left at the large car parks on the fringes of the city centre. Information is available from Strasbourg's online parking guide (website: www.parcus.com) and www.transports-strasbourg.org.

Car Hire
Providers, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz France, and Budget, are located near the train station and at the airport.


To find accommodation in Strasbourg:

http://www.strasbourg.com
http://www.ot-strasbourg.com

Some ideas of hotels are provided below.

Hôtel Le Grillon (1)
Ideally situated close to the station and the town centre, 2-star-hotel of 71 rooms with ail modem conveniences famed for its hearty welcome and offering rooms full of character.

2, rue Thiergarten - F - 67000 STRASBOURG
Tél. : + 33 3 88 32 71 88 - Fax : + 33 3 88 32 22 01
email : Contact@grillon.com; www.grillon.com
Price: from EUR 38.

Hôtel Gutenberg (2)
At the centre of the old district, very close to the Cathedral,
within the sculptured walls of a building dating back to 1745, the hotel offers 42 guest rooms which have the charm of yesteryear and modern facilities.

31, rue de Serruriers - 67000 Strasbourg
tel : 33(0)3 88 32 17 15 - fax : 33 (0) 3 88 75 78 87
e-mail : hotel.gutenberg@wanadoo.com; www.hotel-gutenberg.com
Price: from EUR 69.

Hôtel Suisse (3)
A genuine Strasbourg hotel offering modern, comfortable surroundings in 25 cozy rooms which all have a view of the cathedral's steeple, just 50 yards away. Equiped with wifi and CPL

2/4 rue de la Râpe - 67000 Strasbourg
tel : 33(0)3 88 35 22 11 - fax : 33 (0) 3 88 25 74 23
e-mail : info@hotel-suisse.com; www.hotel-suisse.com
Price: from EUR 69.

Hôtel Cathédrale (4)
Situated in the pedestrianised area near Strasbourg's Cathedral.

12 place de la Cathédrale
Tél: (03) 8822 1212. Fax: (03) 8823 2800.
www.hotel-cathedrale.fr
Price: from EUR 75.

Hôtel Hannong (5)
Art Deco hotel with 72 rooms decked out in wooden panelling and objets d'art, creating a suitably arty setting. Some of the rooms are air-conditioned and all have modem points. Free Internet access is also available for guest use. From the hotel, it is a stone's throw to place Kléber and the picturesque Petite France district.

15 rue du 22 Novembre
Tel: (03) 8832 1622. Fax: (03) 8822 6387.
e-mail : resa@hotel-hannong.com; www.hotel-hannong.com
Price: from EUR 90.

Hôtel Maison Rouge (6)
Located close to the pedestrianised area around place Kléber, this stylish hotel, with its high-ceilinged breakfast room, is full of character and individuality. Each of the 140 rooms and two suites is decorated in a unique style and the dining room and hall display beautiful pieces of furniture and Hannong ceramics.Although there is no restaurant or private parking at the Maison Rouge, restaurants cluster in the surrounding area and there is a large, underground car park at place Kléber.

4 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
Tel: (03) 8832 0860. Fax: (03) 8822 4373.
E-mail: info@maison-rouge.com; www.maison-rouge.com
Price: from EUR 90.

Hotel Régent Contades (7)
This intimate, traditional hotel, located in a grand 19th-century townhouse in the Contades district, will suit those who put comfort first. The luxurious 34 rooms and 11 suites located on the fifth floor are equipped with satellite TV, mini-bar, radio and modem points.

8 avenue de la Liberté
Tel: (03) 8815 0505. Fax: (03) 8815 0515.
E-mail: rc@regent-hotels.com; www.regent-hotels.com
Price: from EUR 140.