Getting Here and Around in Strasbourg
Getting Here and Around
With the TGV Est Européen (www.tgv.com), Strasbourg is 2 hours, 20 minutes away from Paris on any one of the daily 16 direct TGV trains, with one-way fares ranging from €33 to €71. In addition to the extra-regional links to Nancy, Metz, Saarbrucken, Lyon, and Geneva, Strasbourg's train station (20 pl. de la Gare) is at the heart of the regional TER train system and has direct trains at least every 30–60 minutes to Colmar (€11.50) and Sélestat (€8.20), where you can change for bus services to Ribeauvillé (€2.50) and Rosheim/Molsheim (for Dambach la Villeand Obernai, €4.40). Call the "on demand" service (08–00–10–09–48) in Sélestat to arrange transport to Orschwiller (short walk to Haut-Koenigsbourg) for €1. Buses head out to Obernai and Wangenbourg (connection at Wasselonne for Saverne) from the Gare Routière (03–88–43–23–43) in Place des Halles. Strasbourg's main train station is across the river from the city center, three-quarters of a mile from the cathedral, in the far west corner of the city.
Strasbourg has an extensive tram and bus network; most of the efficient lines of Companie des Transports Strasbourgeois (www.cts-strasbourg.fr) leave from the train station at 20 place de la Gare, travel down Rue du Vieux Marché aux Vins, and part ways at Place de la République. Tickets are good for one hour and can also be used on Strasbourg's sleek tram that travels from the train station to Place de l'Homme and out to the burbs.
Strasbourg Tourist Office. The city's main tourist office is on Place de la Cathédrale; there are other branches at the train station and Parc de l'Etoile. 17 pl. de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg, 67000. 03–88–52–28–28. www.otstrasbourg.fr.
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