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Find out about access, travel and parking information and enjoy Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas with complete peace of mind!

Security measures: pedestrians and cyclists may be randomly checked at entry points and inside the Christmas markets. Large objects (suitcases, backpacks, cargo bikes) will be automatically searched when entering the Grande Île.

On foot

Free access for pedestrians 24/7. Strasbourg's Grande Île is fully pedestrianized throughout the Christmas market period.

By bicycle

Free access for cyclists 24/7.

Nota bene: in accordance with the security measures put in place, cargo bikes will be automatically searched when entering the Grande Île.

It is recommended to leave your bicycle on the outskirts of the Christmas market to allow cyclists and pedestrians to coexist better. Take care to give pedestrians right of way in pedestrian areas and dismount in crowded areas. It is recommended to skirt around the Grande Île island via the quays if you only want to cross through the city center.

Any parked bicycle impeding pedestrian traffic or security may be removed by the police.

By tram or bus

All the tramway lines are running, apart from Broglie stop, which will be closed throughout the duration of the Christmas Market 24/7.

Bus lines that generally run through the Grande Île island will be diverted elsewhere.

For more information, visit the CTS website.

By car

How to drive on the Grande Île?

Traffic will be totally prohibited on the Grande Île from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (9 p.m. on Fridays and 10 p.m. on Saturdays), except authorized persons. It will be possible outside the Christmas market's opening hours, i.e. from 8 p.m. (9 p.m. on Fridays and 10 p.m. on Saturdays) to 11 a.m.

Staying in a hotel on the Grande Île?

It is possible to access the hotels’ private parking lots on presentation of a parking certificate issued by the hotel.

Limited access during customers’ stay is possible after verification. Please contact your hotel to find out the access procedure.

For more information, see the FAQs

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How to park in the city ?

On-street parking is prohibited all across the Grande Île 24/7 from November 25 at 10 p.m.

For more information, see the FAQs

For Strasbourg residents

Specific measures are put in place for residents with a street parking permit (zone 2 and 3) as well as motorists and motorcyclists who have a private garage or a parking spot not on a public road.

For more information, see the FAQs

For all other Strasbourg residents and visitors to the Christmas market

Choose park & ride (P+R) facilities then hop into a nearby tram to reach the city center:

  • Ten parking lots are ideally spread out across the network's lines at a price of 4.20 euros (4.70 euros for Rotonde).
  • The parking lots are open 7 days a week and you can exit at any time. You can park from 4.30 a.m. to 1.30 a.m. the next day.
  • With the P+R ticket, all passengers in the vehicle get a return ticket valid for one hour after validation, with or without changes.

For more information about P+R facilities, visit the CTS (Strasbourg Transport Company) website.

The 3-DAY PASS offered by CTS is the ideal way to travel around the Grande Île. This ticket valid for one person offers unlimited travel on the CTS network for three consecutive days in the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg. It is available on the CTS app and from ticket machines at tram stops and certain bus stops from 9.20 euros (9.30 for the first purchase of a contactless ticket). It is the ideal ticket for occasional travelers staying in the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg for a few days, especially during the Christmas market period.


CITIZ vehicles are prohibited all across the Grande Île during the Christmas market period. To replace the prohibited parking spots located on the Grande Île, temporary parking spaces will be set up on the outskirts.

For more information, see the FAQs