Strasbourg-Entzheim International Airport (SXB)
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
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.
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: email@example.com;
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.
The Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois - CTS (tel: (03) 8877 7070;
) runs the bus and tram systems in Strasbourg.
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.
AICS, 15 avenue Général de Gaulle (tel: (03) 8845 9191;
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)
Providers, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz France, and Budget, are located
near the train station and at the airport.
To find accommodation in Strasbourg:
Some ideas of hotels are provided below.
Hôtel Le Grillon
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;
Price: from EUR 38.
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
31, rue de Serruriers - 67000 Strasbourg
tel : 33(0)3 88 32 17 15 - fax : 33 (0) 3 88 75 78 87
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Price: from EUR 69.
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
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Price: from EUR 69.
Situated in the pedestrianised area near Strasbourg's Cathedral.
12 place de la Cathédrale
Tél: (03) 8822 1212. Fax: (03) 8823 2800.
Price: from EUR 75.
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.
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Price: from EUR 90.
Hôtel Maison Rouge
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.
Price: from EUR 90.
Hotel Régent Contades
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
8 avenue de la Liberté
Tel: (03) 8815 0505. Fax: (03) 8815 0515.
Price: from EUR 140.