Gare de Strasbourg

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Strasbourg

Address20, place de la Gare, 67000 Strasbourg
Distance to City Center0.69km
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Travel from Strasbourg city center to train station Strasbourg

Strasbourg is France's second most-visited tourist destination after Paris, and it's easy to see why. The part of the city situated within the Ill river - Grande Île - is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its famed historic quarter Petite France features cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered medieval houses and flower baskets hanging over balconies, creating a fairytale-like scene. The adjoining Neustadt has recently been included in the heritage site as well. The revered Strasbourg Cathedral is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and mesmerizes visitors with its high spire, sculptured façade, and stained-glass windows. Meanwhile, the city is also the seat of the European parliament and features the second-largest student population in France - and it's the contrast that truly gives Strasbourg its unique character. Located on the border between Germany and France, Strasbourg has always been a city bridging cultures and differences. Train station Strasbourg is located just a few minutes' walk from Grande Île. The station provides access to several tram lines, that form the backbone of the city's efficient public transport network. Buses are available as well. Since big parts of the city are pedestrianized and made up of small one-way streets, getting around by car is not recommended. Strasbourg has an extensive cycling network and self-rental system for bikes, making cycling an interesting alternative. 

What is the best way to get to the train station from the city center?

From Petite France, located in the western part of Grande Île, the distance to the train station can easily be walked - or bicycled. There is no public transport available at Petite France to bring travelers to the station. From Strasbourg Cathedral, located in the heart of Grand Île, it's possible to reach the station on foot or by bike. Travelers can also choose to take a tram: tram lines A, C, and D all have stops close to the Cathedral. From the Place de la République in central Neustadt it's possible to walk, bicycle, or take a tram or bus to the train station. Using public transport, tram line C provides the easiest option, with a departure station near the Place de la République and an arrival station at the train station. Tramlines B and F also have stops nearby the Place de la République, but don't stop at the train station - although it's just a short walk from the arrival station to the train station. Bus line 10 stops close to the Place de la République and goes all the way to the train station. 

How far is it from the city center to the train station? 

The distance from Petite France to train station Strasbourg is 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers). The distance can be walked in ten minutes. The fastest walking route follows along the Grand'Rue and Rue de Maire Kuss, that leads straight up to the station. By bicycle, the same route takes around six minutes. The distance from Strasbourg Cathedral to train station Strasbourg is 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers) and can be walked in 18 minutes or bicycled in seven minutes, following along the Rue Gutenberg and Grand'Rue. By tram, the journey takes approximately 11 minutes. Tramlines A and D leave from station Langstross/Grand Rue and tramline C leaves from station Broglie. The distance from the Place de la République in Neustadt to the train station is 1.1 miles (1.7 kilometers). It can be walked in 22 minutes or bicycled in nine minutes, following the Quai Finkmatt along the riverbank. By public transport, the journey takes 11 to 15 minutes. Tramlines C, B, and F all depart from station République. Using tram lines B and F travelers should get off at station Faubourg National, from where it's a 5-minute walk to the station. Bus line 10 leaves from station Lamey. 

How accessible is the train station for those with limited mobility?

At train station Strasbourg, lifts are available to take travelers from street level to platform level. Boarding ramps and boarding assistance by the railway company staff can be provided. The French railway company SNCF provides excellent assistance, but arrangements have to be made in advance. Travelers should make inquiries and reservations for assistance up to 48 before departure. The dedicated service for travelers with limited ability is called Accès Plus.

Local tips: the train station points of interest

Train station Strasbourg has been classified as a historical monument. It was built between 1878 and 1883 and expanded on in 1900. The main hall of the station houses two huge statues of female figures and the historic façade of the station features elaborate sculptures. Both the statues and the sculptures were created by Otto Geyer. In 2006 and 2007, the station was refurbished and a large glass roof was added to the building, covering the sculptured façade. The modernization was considered successful and won an architectural award. Train station Strasbourg is one of the main train stations in France and as such has a wide range of shops and facilities, including luggage storage, WiFi, and a Tourist Information Office.

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