Strasbourg Transportation

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    TRAM

    by ruki Updated Oct 5, 2009

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    Strasbourg transportation is well organized and it is served by a very modern looking tram system that has been operated since 1994 by regional transit company. You can go in tram and have good sightseeing of Strasbourg.

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    CTS/Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois

    by barbskie Written Dec 10, 2008

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    Home de Fer
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    Trams and regional busses makes it possible to get around the city same as with bikes. The trams looks very new with wide windows, commuting regularly. These trams are signed with A thru E . All lines pass through the "Homme de Fer" stop in the city center so transfers between lines are possible.

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    strasbourg has an...

    by fabrice Updated Apr 18, 2008

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    strasbourg has an international airport:entzheim;but there is another very important airport at 100 kms:mulhouse/basel/freiburg-im-breisgau,which works for these 3 cities on the border france-germany-switzerland.A lot of trains also to france and germany

    for a low cost airfaire : airport of baden-baden-karlsruhe , there is a shuttle (16 euros) from strasbourg to baden-baden airport

    there is also a lufthansa shuttle from strasbourg to frankfurt airport(55 euros one way)

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    Rental Car - Not needed

    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 23, 2008

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    Most of the time, I promote the ability to drive around a city as being a positive way to get more into a day rather than waiting for public transportation, or incurring a lot of cost of a cab. In Strasbourg however, I would highly warn against renting a car, as there are just too many sites easily within walking distance of each other that you would spend more time finding a parking spot for your rental than sightseeing.

    If you are going to rent a car however, I would recommend a smart car! These little things were very common in Strasbourg, and fit into a few tiny spots!

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    Gare de Strasbourg

    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 21, 2008

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    This is our first entry onto French soil! As I look back on the main train station, I do get a bit sad, knowing that inside this glass bubble is a historic original train station dying to come out. The bubble does create a nice warm area for people to sit while they wait for their tram or bus outside, but I would rather have the old world feel.
    We were able to travel directly to this train station from Stuttgart Germany on a SNCF train called the TGV, which is a high speed train. It had us to Strasbourg a mere 1:15 minutes after departing Stuttgart.

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    Driving in Strasbourg

    by mileslunn Written Jul 22, 2007

    Like most European cities, Strasbourg does not use a grid system, so finding your way around may not be easy. In addition English is not widely spoken here unlike many other European cities so have the address and a map ready when asking for directions. Road signs are on the building side instead of lamp posts.

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    Ortenau-S-Bahn

    by Nemorino Updated Jun 10, 2007

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    1. The Ortenau-S-Bahn
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    This is a small local (but international) train which connects the French city of Strasbourg with the nearby Germany towns of Kehl, Kork, Legelshurst, Appenweier and Offenburg, just across the Rhine River. The reason I took it recently was that I wanted to catch a connecting ICE train at Offenburg, going up to Frankfurt.

    The Ortenau-S-Bahn is run by neither the French nor the German railway systems, but by a small company which was set up especially for this purpose and which as far as I know is wholly owned by the German Land of Baden-Württemburg.

    Second photo: The Ortenau-S-Bahn in Offenburg.

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    Construction at the Central Station

    by Nemorino Updated Jun 10, 2007

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    1. Construction in front of the central station
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    The square in front of the central train station is one big construction site at present [= June 2006], both because of improvements to the tram system and in preparation for the new high-speed rail line TGV Est, which will reach Strasbourg in 2007.

    Train travel from Strasbourg to Paris will then take only 2 hours and 20 minutes, instead of four hours as it does now. And they are planning on 15 high-speed trains per day in each direction.

    Second photo: The sign in the station says "2005-2007, Everything is changing in the Strasbourg Station. Two years of major construction to prepare for the arrival of the TGV East European."

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    Public transportation

    by JLBG Written Dec 20, 2006

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    Map of the tramway lines
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    Strasbourg has an excellent network of public transportation.

    The tramway is fast and comfortable with three lines. All three crosses at the Place de l'Homme de Fer (Steel man Square), which makes connections easy

    There are many bus lines that complete the system (same tickets)

    The first photo gives the view from the tramway, across the pilot's place.

    You can either buy one way tickets or buy a pass that will allow you to travel all day long on busses and tramways. My advice is to have the pass (second photo)

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    Driving

    by JLBG Written Dec 20, 2006

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    Even if you drive to Strasbourg, once you are in the city, you have better forget your car and park it in the outskirts of the city or in one of the many parking buildings around the center. Strasbourg has a lot of traffic and most of the city center is car free (or allowed only for inhabitants). Moreover, there is very little parking space in the city center.

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    Efficient train service

    by Kate-Me Written Jul 23, 2006

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    We travelled to Strasbourg from Colmar by train, which only took about 40 minutes.
    Afterwards we continued on back to Paris, which took 4 hours travelling time, which in 2007 will be cut down to about 2 hours when Strasbourg joins the TGV network.

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    Cycling in Strasbourg

    by Nemorino Written Jun 10, 2006

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    1. Bike rental near the station
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    Strasbourg has a fine cycling infrastructure, and the city even maintains a non-profit organization to rent bicycles. I rented mine for EUR 12.00, which is their weekly rate, here at their shop near the central station in the Rue du maire Kuss, across the street from my hotel.

    Second photo: The same organization has a second shop in the city center, in Rue Boucher.
    Third photo: Lots of people cycle in Strasbourg. Here's one going by the opera house.
    Fourth photo: Strasbourg is on the well-marked long-distance bicycle route called the Veloroute Rhein/Rhin, from Basel to Mainz.

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    To Strasbourg by Car: How far/how long...?

    by Redang Written Oct 8, 2005

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    Strasbourg is 488 kms. east of Paris, 218 kms.southwest of Frankfurt (Germany) and 138 kms. north of Basel (Switzerland).

    You can find here the distances together with the driving time and the best route.

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  • getting from the airport to the centre

    by LPat Written May 8, 2005

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    The easiest way to get into the town centre is to take the airport bus and then a tram.
    Take the airport bus, "navette" and then when it gets to the huge Carrefour you get off and then wait for a tram. Your bus ticket will cover the tram. The tram takes you all the way to Place Kleber which is very central part of the town.

    Don't forget to stamp your tickets on the trams or buses as they have inspectors and you will be fined if you haven't stamped your ticket

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    Via Frankfurt airport

    by knerten Written Oct 10, 2004

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    I found that Frankfurt is an excellent gateway to Strasbourg coming from other European countries. There is a direct shuttle bus from Frankfurt airport to Strasbourg railway station, or you can take the train. You may take a train directly from the airport, but that wil necessitate 2 changes along the way, usually in Mannheim and in Karlsruhe. If you take the S-Bahn from the airport to the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) you will only have to change once, usually in Karlsruhe. Well, strictly counting, that too are 2 changes...

    Coming back to Frankfurt by train, one nice thing is that you can check in at the airport railway station, which leaves you with only your hand luggage, and makes for a nice relaxing stroll to your gate.

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