How to reach us - Strasbourg

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The ESF building is two minutes on foot from the "Place de la République". Take the little bridge over the river, turn left and walk to the crossroads - the ESF building is on the corner of  "Quai Lezay Marnésia" and "Rue des Récollets". The entrance is on "Rue des Récollets" - please report to the Reception and sign in as a visitor.


Local Transportation


The tramway covers the whole town since Summer 2000. Trams run from 04:30 hrs to 00:30 hrs, with one tram every four minutes at peak hours. The nearest tram stop is "Place de la République", about 2 minutes' walking distance from the Foundation (click here for a circulation map of the tramway).

For more info about local transportation click here


The nearest airports - in order of proximity - are Strasbourg, Karlsruhe-Baden, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, and Frankfurt.

Strasbourg International Airport (approx. 18 km)

A shuttle train between Strasbourg Train Station and Strasbourg Entzheim airport runs every 5-15 minutes. On arrival at the train station (outside to your left) take  Tram C - direction Neuhof R. Reuss to « Place de la République ».

The multitransport Tram+TER (regional train service) ticket can be bought from a vending machine at the airport.

Karlsruhe-Baden airport is about 40 km from Strasbourg and has regular Ryanair flights from London Stansted, Rome-Ciampino and Barcelona-Girona, amongst others. 

A shuttle bus service goes between Karlsruhe-Baden airport and Place de l'Etoile in Strasbourg but the times are only convenient for London flights. 

Alternatively a taxi fare costs around 60 €.

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (approx. 140 km ) There is a bus service from/to Mulhouse railway station to/from the airport. The journey takes about 30 minutes and a single journey costs 6, 10 €. For the timetable click the ’getting around icon’ on the airport’s website. From Mulhouse one can get a train to Strasbourg and vice versa. For the French Railway’s timetable click here and then follow the instructions.
Frankfurt Airport (approx. 225 km) For train connections to and from the airport to Strasbourg or Offenburg Railway Station in Germany, which is about 25 minutes from Strasbourg, click here for the German Railway’s timetable.
There is also a bus service from/to Strasbourg to the airport offered by Lufthansa airline. The Lufthansa Airport Bus operates between Strasbourg and Frankfurt Airport and is available to any passenger regardless of their destination and airline. Timetable available here



There is a High-speed train: Paris is only 2 hrs 20 mins away from Strasbourg. The TGV link also connects with the German Inter City Express (ICE) making Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Munich, Vienna and Budapest much more accessible.

For the French (SNCF) and German (DB) railway timetable please click the icons below.

Road - How to reach us by car

Strasbourg is directly linked to Paris by the A4 motorway and the A34, A31 and A32 motorways allow direct access to Strasbourg from Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg and Bonn, via Metz and Saarbrücken.

The Strasbourg-Mulhouse route joins it to the rest of the French motorway network.

Strasbourg is 15 minutes from the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Basel-Genoa or Milan motorway, itself linked to the entire European motorway network.

To reach the ESF follow signs for "Place de la Republique".