STRASBOURG - GETTING AROUND
The city center is small enough to be easily explored on foot. Most of the main sites are accessible on foot and the city center is mostly pedestrianized.By Public Transportation
Buses and trams in Strasbourg are operated by the Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS www.cts-strasbourg.eu). A few dozen numbered bus lines and six tram lines (named A to F) serve the city. A single ticketing system covers both bus and tram. Tickets are sold in tabacs (newsagents), tourist offices, CTS boutiques or from vending machines at tram stops. Tickets should be validated before use, either in the machines on the tram station platforms or in the machine at the bus entrance.
Tram is the most popular and most effective and way of transport in Strasbourg. Lines A, B and C operate from Monday to Sunday from 4:30 am till 12:30 am while the line D operates every day except Sunday, from 7:00 am till 7:00 pm.
The following tickets can be bought for buses and trams throughout the metropolitan area (including the German town of Kehl):
-Aller Simple (single ticket) €1.70
-10 x Aller Simple €14.00
-Aller-Retour (return ticket) €3.30
-24 hr €4.30
-24 hr Trio (for up to three people) €6.80
Note: This information and prices are accurate when this was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
Nearly the entire city center is either pedestrianized or a maze of one-way streets, we do not recommend driving once you arrive in the center of town. Parking can be an issue as well and we do not suggest parking in the center of town if you plan to be there for more than a couple of hours.
At Strasbourg`s there are 10 (park-and-ride) car parks, all on tram routes, the cost is about €4.10 (all-day fee) gets the driver and each passenger a free return tram or bus ride into the city center. From the autoroute, follow the signs marked `P+R Relais Tram`. The safest choices to park are north of the city center at Rives de l`Aar, northwest at Rotonde and south at Baggersee.
Garages: Rotonde, Ducs d`Alsace, Elsau, Baggersee are placed very close to the city center, while garages Hohenheim Gare, Pont Phario, Rives de l'Aar and Etoile are situated very close to tram stations. For details on city-centre parking garages see www.parcus.com.
You can rent a car at Avis (www.avis.fr), located at the train station or in the Kléber parking garage, or Europcar, at the station (www.europcar.fr).
With more than 250 miles of high quality cycle track, a perfect way to discover Strasbourg is to rent a bicycle and enjoy the sightseeing. There are bicycle rentals in Strasbourg located throughout the city.
Like many other French cities, Strasbourg has its own bike sharing program called Vélhop. However, since automatic rental only works through bank card payment, for tourists it is usually easier to rent them at a Boutique Vélhop (about €6 per day with a €150 deposit; for locations and opening hours visit: https://www.velhop.strasbourg.eu/en/sag_intro_boutiques.html).
Bikes can be taken on trams except during peak hours.
There are also scenic bike tours through the historic center of Strasbourg that are led by a knowledgeable local guide that will provide interesting stories about the city and point out key architectural landmarks. The tours generally begin at the Place d`Austerlitz and run about 90 minutes.
To serve the many business travelers there are a good number of taxis circulating around the city. You can also order one from Centre Alsace Taxis: www.centre-alsace-taxis.fr.