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Coming to Strasbourg

Plan your trip to Strasbourg, the Christmas Capital, with our guide to travel options. By train, bus, car or bike, there's bound to be a solution for an unforgettable experience in this emblematic Christmas destination.

By train, by tram and why not by bike?

Strasbourg station is about 15 minutes' walk from the city centre. It is served by many French and European lines.

As soon as you get off the train, you can take advantage of Strasbourg's bus and tram network to go straight to the city centre and the heart of Strasbourg, the Christmas Capital.

You can also get to the various Christmas markets by bike.


By car

Strasbourg can be reached via the A35 and then the M35 from Mulhouse and Basel, the A4 motorway from Paris and Metz, and the N83 trunk road.

Remember to equip your vehicle with the mandatory Crit'Air sticker by ordering it on the government website.

To get close to the city centre by car, we suggest using the park-and-ride facilities, as traffic and parking on Strasbourg's Grande Île are strictly regulated during the Christmas period. These car parks allow you to park safely in Strasbourg and use public transport with a dedicated P+R pass.

More informations about the Parkings-relais (P+R)

To make it easier for you to get to the Strasbourg Christmas Market over the festive period, you will be able to park your car in the Clinique Rhéna car park and benefit from the Parking-Relais CTS rate (€4.20) from 24 November to 24 December 2023 included.

Find out more about the city's other car parks:

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By air

You can reach Strasbourg by air from Strasbourg-Entzheim international airport, located 10km from the city centre (A35 motorway, exit 8). It is served up to 4 times an hour by the TER, which links the airport to Strasbourg station in 9 minutes.

Infos : International airport +33(0)3 88 64 67 67 or strasbourg.aeroport.fr

By tourist bus

Your bus will drop you off at Parc de l'Etoile, just a few minutes' walk from the Christmas markets and very close to Etoile Polygne tram station. You can also be dropped off at Quais Sturm and Marc Bloch and at Pont Mathis. You will be given this information by your transport company.

Information for bus operators

The main drop-off point is at Parc de l'Étoile, with authorised drop-off at Quai Sturm and Pont Mathis. It is also possible to drop off passengers without the need for authorisation on Quai Marc Bloch (note, however, that the height is limited to 3.50 metres). Buses can be parked at the P+R Elsau..

Reception facilities for tourist buses

By motorhome

In Strasbourg, there are no specific parking regulations for motor homes. You can park in the parking spaces provided for light vehicles, as long as you do not impede the flow of traffic and you pay the parking fee.

Parking is allowed in all car parks (except where there are height restrictions), but there are no reserved spaces. During the day, it is advisable to park in the "Elsau" tram relay car park.

To find out everything you need to know about the terms and conditions of your stay, yo can go to the "stay" page.