Strasbourg is one of the most beautiful cities in France and one of Institutional seats of the European Union. We'll tell you how to get there from Paris and how much it can cost.
For those who want to get nicely acquainted with this wonderful city, we recommend buying the Strasbourg City Pass, which includes many useful features for a reasonable fee. Click here for more information.
The train is the fastest and most popular form of transportation between Strasbourg and Paris. You'll leave from the center of Paris and arrive in the center of Strasbourg, comfortably and in little more than one and a half hours. Trains have clear advantages over planes for this trip.
Trains to Strasbourg departing from the East Station of Paris (Paris Est). There are 16 trains running between these cities every day. The first train from Paris to Strasbourg on weekdays leaves at about 6:25 am, and the last one at 20:55. Be advised: train timetables are subject to change, so double-check them before heading to the station.
The minimum ticket price is 33 euros, but depending on the day and time of departure the price can reach a hefty 134 euros. Train tickets can be found at this link.
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Many other cities also have direct trains to Strasbourg:
- from Stuttgart, 1 hour 20 minutes;
- from Zurich, 2 hours and 5 minutes;
- from Lille, 3 hours and 20 minutes;
- from Munich, 3 hours 40 minutes;
- from Nantes, 5 hours 10 minutes;
- from Bordeaux, 6 hours and 45 minutes.
If you see a flight ticket from Paris to Strasbourg, do not buy it. The flight will take about an hour and 15 minutes, but you will have to go through check-in and it takes time collect your luggage after landing. From other cities, a flight can be relatively convenient (see tickets here), but not from Paris.
The Paris-Strasbourg coach runs for 12 hours and costs the same as a train. The comparison is clearly not in favor of the bus. But if there are no tickets left for the train, you have to sacrifice time. See the bus tickets on this website. Sometimes you can get discounted tickets with a special offer.
You can rent a car in Paris in advance and pick it up from the garage right at the airport (Charles de Gaulle or Orly) and go to Strasbourg yourself.
You'll need to take the A4 motorway. Remember that the speed limit on this road is 130 km/h. The distance between Paris and Strasbourg is about 490 km. You can get there in just under 5 hours. The trip (excluding the cost of the car rental) will cost you about 90 euros. The toll road costs about 40 euros, and the rest of the cost is for gasoline.Prices are always changing so this is just an estimate.
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However you decide to travel, we hope you have a nice trip to Strasbourg!