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Getting from Strasbourg Airport to the City Centre

Strasbourg is a city with it all: cosmopolitan, vibrant, yet traditional and tranquil simultaneously. Home to many European Institutions and a large university town with thousands of students, it has managed to maintain a balance between a loud international presence and serene local charm.

Once you arrive at Strasbourg International Airport (SXB), you can get to the city centre by taxi or train. An airport taxi or private transfer will need around 20 minutes to commute to the city centre, for €35 more or less. Conversely, the train gets you to the Strasbourg-Ville train station in 9 minutes, and from there, you can continue via tram or bus to get anywhere in town.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Strasbourg at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €42 20min 24/7
Taxi €35 20min 24/7
Train €9.40 8min 06:00–22:30

How to get from Strasbourg Airport to the city centre by taxi

An airport taxi or private transfer is the most convenient and stress-free way to get from Strasbourg Airport to the town centre. There is availability around the clock, regardless of how early or late your arrival time is, and taxis can easily accommodate any group size.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Strasbourg Airport to the city centre?

Strasbourg taxis have a taximeter and calculate their fares based on distance. Although there aren’t fixed rates, the 20-min ride downtown will cost you around €35 in the daytime – if traffic is not horrible. If you don’t want to rely on normal road conditions for a reasonable taxi fare, you can pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups and secure a flat rate without hidden costs.



Trip Duration

20 min

*The final fare, including extra charges, can vary - unless booked in advance.

Value for money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Strasbourg Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Strasbourg Airport is not a complicated facility; it’s a two-storey building. A long line of cars is waiting to board passengers outside the Arrivals Hall. When you exit the terminal after baggage claim, go to the front of the cab stand line and get in the first available cab.


The convenience of a taxi ride to the city centre is, to a large extent, self-explanatory. There is virtually no waiting time when choosing a cab or private transfer. Just a few minutes after your plane lands, you make yourself comfortable in the back seat and admire the route on your way to your hotel or apartment without worrying about schedules and travel times.

Editor’s Note

The train alternative is a quick and reliable option if you are a solo traveller or a group on a tight budget.

Useful Tips

You can pay by card in all taxis.
There is a nighttime charge from 19:00 to 07:00.
Tipping is not necessary but at the passenger’s discretion.

Taking the train from Strasbourg Airport to the city centre

Using the train from Strasbourg Airport to the city centre is relatively easy and convenient. A local train station in the immediate vicinity connects the airport to the Strasbourg-Ville Railway Station downtown. The commute takes only 8 minutes. Waiting times are short since there are up to 4 departures per hour.

How much does it cost to get from Strasbourg Airport to the city centre by train?

A combined TER+CTS ticket costs €4.70 and covers the TER train ride to the Central Railway Station and any journey within the city centre from the station by tram or bus, depending on your exact destination.



Trip Duration

8 min

*Besides the airport TER train, a combined ticket covers the entire CTS city network (bus/tram).

Value for money

TER trains depart from 06:00 until 22:30 up to 4 times per hour.

Where do I get the train from?

As soon as you exit the airport terminal, a covered pedestrian walkway takes you to the Gare Entzheim-Aéroport Train Station.


The train to Strasbourg-Ville is a quick and reasonably convenient option since the journey from the airport takes only 8 minutes, and the railway station is well connected with the city’s public transportation system. However, it involves a lot of carrying your luggage around, up and down stairs, which could make things uncomfortable if you have heavy baggage.

Editor’s Note

The TER+CTS is a cost-effective option for the budget-conscious. Yet, if your flight arrives after 22:30, you must take a taxi or private transfer.

Useful Tips

You can buy your combo tickets at the airport and the train station.
Purchase of tickets by card is possible.
The tram station at Strasbourg-Ville is underground.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Strasbourg. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Strasbourg Airport to the city centre?

Strasbourg Airport is located 10 km southwest of the city centre. You can take a taxi or private transfer for a private ride, or catch the TER train instead, which leaves the Airport Train Station and heads to Strasbourg-Ville, the city’s Central Railway Station.

What's the cost of a taxi from Strasbourg Airport to the town centre?

During the day, and if traffic conditions are normal, a taxi from Strasbourg Airport to the city centre will cost you around €35. However, extra charges might be applicable. You can pre-book your transfer with Welcome Pickups for total peace of mind, a competitive flat rate and no hidden fees.

Is there a direct bus from Strasbourg Airport to the city centre?

No, there is no bus connection from Strasbourg Airport to the city centre. In the past, there used to be a shuttle bus that took passengers to the nearby Baggersee tram station, where they could catch the tramway Line A to the city centre. This route is not available anymore.

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