Survive in Strasbourg

Coming to Strasbourg

By plane

Strasbourg International Airport (SXB) is located in Entzheim (15 km South-West of the city center). Frankfurt (FRA) is 2,5 hours away using the Lufthansa Shuttle Service.

Zürich (ZRH) International Airport and Paris (CDG) are both a two-hour rail-ride away from Strasbourg.

The Euroairport in Basel-Mulhouse, located an hour away, makes Strasbourg even more accessible.

There are direct flights to Strasbourg from Amsterdam (KLM), Paris (Air France) as well as several other locations. Lufthansa flies to Frankfurt and offers a shuttle service to Strasbourg center.

By train

Strasbourg has direct connections to Paris, Lyon, South-Eastern France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Northern Italy and Eastern Europe. Strasbourg Central Station is located near the center of Strasbourg, and is linked with the city’s tram. The tram stop is below the train station and the line will take you to the city center or to Illkirch Graffenstaden.

By car or taxi

Strasbourg lies between two major highways: the A4 from Paris, Metz, Nancy and Luxembourg from the West, which turns into the A35 from Dijon and Mulhouse from the South. The second highway is the A5 (also labeled E35 and E52), and is the major axis between Frankfurt, Germany and Basel, Switzerland. This highway passes 17 kilometers east of Strasbourg.

Please note that between Paris and Strasbourg, you’ll have to pay approximately 30 euros in tolls. Credit cards are accepted.

A local taxi company to contact: Taxi 13

Coming to ISU

From the Airport

From Entzheim International Airport, it takes about 15-20 minutes by car/taxi. From the airport, a taxi will cost approximately 25-30 euros (rates are at the higher end at night, or during the weekend and holidays). There is a train shuttle to Strasbourg 4 times per hour, and it takes 9 minutes to reach Strasbourg train station. The ticket bought at the Airport (3,60 €) is valid for the complete journey (shuttle + tram). Then follow the directions given under “Public transport”.

From the Highway

From Strasbourg center, take the A35 (highway) south, direction Colmar.

From the Airport, take the same highway (A35) north, direction Strasbourg.

From either direction take exit 5, Illkirch Baggersee. At the traffic lights, go straight and continue straight until you reach the roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit into the Parc d’Innovation. Continue on Blvd. S. Brant until you reach the next roundabout. Take the first right, you will see the ISU campus on your right. Take the first right (the 7 Hotel & Fitness will now be on your left), two more right turns and you are in the ISU car park!

By public transport

The tram runs from 4:30 AM to 0:30 AM, with one tram every four minutes at peak hours. To get ISU take tram “A” from the railway station or from city center, direction Illkirch, and get off at the Campus d’Illkirch station (next to McDonald’s). Turn left (opposite direction from continuing tram journey) and to the roundabout, cross over to the opposite side. The building on your left is the pole API). Continue for about five meters on Blvd. S. Brant, cross the street to get to the pedestrian path adjacent to the ISU campus, which should be visible on your right.