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Limo or minibus service from Frankfurt airport to Strasbourg

Jan 26th, 2010, 05:24 AM
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Limo or minibus service from Frankfurt airport to Strasbourg

So, RyanAir seem to have cancelled our flights to Karslruhe-Baden (we are going to Strasbourg from Dublin - there are no direct flights from Dublin to Strasbourg so this was our best bet).

Frankfurt (with Aer Lingus) seems to be the next best bet, unless we want to spend a fortune on Air France going through Paris. We would prefer not to rent a car, as we have limited time and the car drop off / pick up and paperwork always takes a while. The trains from Frankfurt to Strasbourg aren't great as they are timed to meet the UK flights rather than the Irish ones, and they are EUR114 (return) per person.

There should be a group of 5 or 6 of us, maybe more, so perhaps an option would be to hire a limo or minibus with a driver. With a budget of EUR114 per person return do you know if we could get to Strasbourg and back? Or do you know of a reliable limo company that you have used either from Frankfurt airport or from Strasbourg?

Many thanks in advance
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Jan 26th, 2010, 05:50 AM
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Trains from Frankfurt airport are frequent and aren't timed to connect with any specific flights.
Connections to Strasbourg are generally hourly. DB's website gives a return fare of €104 using the fastest trains, but it's cheaper if you use regional trains.
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Jan 27th, 2010, 05:02 AM
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Thanks Geoff - I was looking at some Lufthansa train link thingy which was obviously the wrong place to start. I'll have a look at the DB website, thanks for the tip.
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Jan 27th, 2010, 05:12 AM
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Lufthansa runs a very convenient bus from Frankfurt airport to Strasbourg. I used it to Heidelberg. The driver stows lugguge in a compartment under the bus. Much easier than carrying suitcases up and down train platforms.

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Jan 27th, 2010, 09:30 AM
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We have also used the Lufthansa bus. As Barbara stated it goes to Heidelberg also. We took it from Heidelerg to the
Frankfurt airport which saved us a change of trains and also
easier even with our small amount of luggage.Happy travels!!!
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Jan 29th, 2010, 02:58 AM
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Thank you both - and the bus is a nicer price too (EUR84!)
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Jan 29th, 2010, 06:36 AM
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If you book far enough in advance (up to 92 days allowed) on the German Rail site, www.bahn.de, you can get a Sparpreis fare as low as 19 EUR for Frankfurt airport to Offenburg. A ticket for the short connection from Offenburg to Strasbourg costs 7.40 EUR.

Sparpreis tickets are for a specific departure date and time and are non-exchangeable and non-refundable so allow yourself ample connection time between your flight's scheduled arrival time and the train's scheduled departure time.

Go the the German Rail site, enter a date within 92 days of today, and get summary timetables for Frankfurt airport-Strasbourg. Click on the arrow to the left of each departure time to see the connecting points. Note, however, that you'll only see standard fares. To see Savings fares, start over and enter Frankfurt-Offenburg. Then start over again and enter Offenburg-Strasbourg.
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Jan 29th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Oops! I meant to say enter Frankfurt airport-Offenburg.
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Jan 31st, 2010, 11:34 PM
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Wow - thanks Tim. I would never have figured that out by myself - it makes a big difference

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