Travel

Travel

Given the current sanitary situation in Europe, please make flexible travel and accommodation arrangements.

  • Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace region, is located at the heart of Europe and can be reached by car, bus, train or plane. We certainly recommend you choose the most eco-friendly options for your travels.

    • By train

      Trains are a fast and sustainable way to arrive in Strasbourg. There are daily direct trains linking some of the biggest cities in France and Europe to Strasbourg. The main train station in Strasbourg is “Gare Centrale”, but you may as well consider stop at the train station in Kehl, as this border town is well connected to Strasbourg by tramway or bus.

      You can get more information about train travel options from the main travel operators’ or Trainline websites.

      A direct shuttle train connects Strasbourg airport located in the neighbouring town of Entzheim to Gare Centrale and is only a 9 minute ride. The average cost for a one-way trip is 2,80€. Train connections are also available from the other neighbouring cities’ airports such as from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse (approximately 1hr15 minutes) and from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (approximately 2 hours).

      Train station assistance

      SNCF offers free services to travellers with reduced mobility who require assistance at the Strasbourg train station. Visit the SNCF website for more details.

      Upon request, adequate transport to the EYE will be available for persons with disabilities. This option will be available for arrivals and departures from Strasbourg as well as for local transport during the event. The trip between the airport and Strasbourg city takes approximately 20 minutes. If you would like to book such a transport, please contact our helpline.

    • By bus

      For the participants coming to Strasbourg by private bus a large parking space for buses will be set up close to the European Parliament. To use the parking, the group leader has to request it to the helpline

      There are bus connections to Strasbourg from many European cities. Many international bus companies offer trips to Strasbourg at very affordable prices. You can check the bus connections between your city and Strasbourg via Busradar.

    • By plane

      Strasbourg-Entzheim Airport, located just 18km away from Strasbourg, is linked by daily direct flights to many European cities and neighbouring countries. A shuttle train connects the airport to the city centre.

      Shuttle buses from neighbouring airports

      Select transport and airline companies such as Alsace Navette or Strasbourg Navette provide shuttle transport services from neighbouring airports at reasonable prices.

      Airport assistance

      Strasbourg airport offers assistance to passengers with reduced mobility.

    • By car

      EYE participants arriving at airports around Strasbourg might want to share rented cars to travel to get to the city. Average travel times by car from these neighbouring airports are as follows:

      • from Karlsruhe Baden Airpark 50 minutes
      • from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse 1hr 30 minutes
      • from Frankfurt Airport 2hr
      • from Frankfurt Hahn Airport 2hr 40 minutes
      • from Stuttgart Airport 1hr 45minutes

      Please be aware that many accommodations have no parking facilities and that the access by car to the European Parliament during EYE2021 will be restricted.

  • Getting around the city and its surroundings is easier than you might think! There is a wide range of alternative modes of transport to minimise car use, making the city greener and more enjoyable for everyone. You can hop on a tram or bus, take a bike or scooter or walk.

    Accessibility and inclusiveness

    If you request it from our helpline, hotel pick-up and drop-off services will be available to persons with disabilities. Trained volunteers will accompany people with disabilities from one activity to another during the two-day event, both inside and outside.

    • Public Transport

      The city of Strasbourg and its suburbs have in place a highly efficient tram and bus public transport system. The local public transport operator, Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS), offers easy and fast connections.

      You will find plenty of practical information on the CTS website about:

      • Tram and bus lines (network maps, stops)
      • Times
      • Tickets and passes
      • Access to transport for persons with reduced mobility
      • How to access buses and trams with bikes or pets

      The average cost for one CTS ticket (valid for 1 hour) is 1,80€.

      A tram stop (Parlement Européen) is located right in front of the parliament and two other tram stations (Wacken and Droits de l’Homme) are situated within a walking distance from the parliament.

      A special CTS subsidised ticket valid for the duration of the event will also be available for participants, but it is not possible to pre-order CTS passes anymore. Participants will be able to purchase CTS passes only at the Accreditation Centre. For the payment, we will only accept cashless solutions such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Samsung pay, Apple pay and Android pay.

    • Bike and scooter sharing

      Both bike and scooter sharing are convenient, ecological and cheap! The City of Strasbourg and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg offer a bikesharing service: Vélhop. You can also find more information about other private bike and scooter rental services.

      The average prices for renting bikes are around 6€ per day for a regular bike and around 12€ per day for a tandem/trailer bike or an electric bike

    • Free shuttle buses

      A shuttle service is offered to EYE participants throughout the duration of the event.

      A bus will connect Strasbourg Train Station to the EYE for free (no CTS pass needed) with the following timetable:

      • Thursday
        • Departure from the train station (on Boulevard de Metz): 16:30 and 18:30
        • Departure from the EYE (TP6 car park):  17:00 and 19:00
      • Friday
        • Departure from the train station (on Boulevard de Metz: 07:30, 08:30 and 09:15
        • Departure from the EYE (TP6 car park):  18:30, 20:30 and 21:20
      • Saturday
        • Departure from the train station: 08:15, 09:00 and 09:30
        • Departure from the EYE: 18:30, 20:30 and 21:20
    • Free vans

      A van with a capacity of 7 passengers is offered to EYE participants who are not well-connected by public transport to the European Parliament.

      The van will connect the EYE site to your hotel or any other location in Strasbourg in the following periods:

      • Thursday: from 14:00 until 22:00
      • Friday: from 07:00 until 22:00
      • Saturday: from 07:00 until 22:00

      A PRM (People with Reduced Mobility) adapted van is also available for free in the same opening hours to connect the EYE site to your hotel or any other location in Strasbourg

      Please contact the helpline should you wish to make use of these vans.