Strasbourg Airport is located approximately 10km from the city centre of Strasbourg, and is a large French airport serving over a million passengers per annum. Strasbourg is also one of the larger cities of the country, and is famous for numerous attractions, including its lovely historical town centre, interesting museums and the nearby Europa Park that is regarded as one of the best amusement parks in Europe. The airport arrival area is well equipped for its passengers, and arriving passengers also have a number of ground transport options from which to choose. The airport is known by its code of SXB, and as the Entzheim Airport, due to its location.
The airport is found nearby the areas of Entzheim, Lingolsheim, Ostwald, Duttenheim and Illkirch-Graffenstaden, and serves the city of Strasbourg and all surrounding towns in the Bas-Rhin department of France. It is also located in the heart of the Alsace region of the country, and although one of the smallest parts of France, it is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Strasbourg Airport is an excellent arrival point for tourists or business professionals, as it provides access to a wide range of areas in France, and to many cities in Germany as well, since that it is located so nearby to the border between these two countries.
Passengers will find several car hire companies in the arrivals area of the terminal building, and in a privately rented car is considered as one of the best ways of exploring the region. The car hire companies are open most hours of the day and evening, seven days a week, and offer many quality vehicles that are suitable for all rental purposes. The city of Strasbourg can be travelled by motorcar, except for parts of the historic centre which are dedicated to pedestrians only, and the nearby cities can easily be reached on the motorways leading from Strasbourg. To the south the A35 (which is also the road to take to Strasbourg) heads towards Obernai, Sélestat, Colmar and Mulhouse, which are all within an hour’s drive of the airport. Colmar is particularly popular for its beautiful canals and bridges, and is often referred to as ‘little Venice’.
To the north-west of the airport (and Strasbourg), the N4 and A4 motorways provide access to Saverne, Sarrebourg, Metz and Nancy. Saverne has a castle of note, a lovely botanical garden and a river port. The nearby German cities include Kehl, Willstätt, Offenburg, Oberkirch, Baden-Baden, Rheinstetten and Karlsruhe, all accessible on the E35/E52 motorway. Arriving passengers can also travel by bus, taxi and train. The airport has its own train station known as the Entzheim Station, and it is a five minute walk from the terminal building via an undercover walkway. The commuter trains which serve the station are available every fifteen minutes, and take passengers to the Strasbourg Train Station just west of the city centre. From here trains to a large number of destinations are available, including Paris, Dijon, Lyon, Metz, Nancy, Marseille, Luxembourg, Mulhouse, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Montpellier, Lille, Rennes and Bordeaux. The airport buses take passengers to the Baggersee Tram Station, for further connections into the city.
Airport taxis are found in the taxi rank outside of the arrivals hall, and are generally always available for passengers on airport arrival flights. The distance to Strasbourg is just 10km, and a taxi to the city centre is therefore not very expensive. Taxis can also be taken to any other nearby area. At most French airports, arriving passengers can arrange a private transfer as well, should this form of transport be more suitable for their needs. Private transfers should be reserved in advance of your arrival.
The airport consists of a single terminal building that has facilities on two levels. On the first floor of the arrival area there is the Business Centre, with four meeting rooms that can be hired. It is open on weekdays from 08:00 to 19:00, and offers basic business services. The rooms are also equipped with overhead projectors, screens and paperboards and free WiFi connections. Wireless internet connections are available in other areas of the terminal as well, and further airport facilities include a One Banque CIC Est cash dispenser in the arrival areas, children’s play equipment, airport shops, restaurants and bars and public telephones. Several tour operators are present as well, and information desks provide various services.
The terminal building of Strasbourg Airport is completely accessible to disabled passengers, and one of the recent improvements made to the airport was the creation of a special service to assist persons with disabilities. There is a special PRM meeting point in the public area of the terminal, elevators for access to the first floor, lowered information counters and adapted telephone boxes. All restrooms are equipped with disabled toilet facilities as well. Passengers in need of assistance at the airport with disembarkation from the aircraft, and with all arrival procedures, should contact their airline company in advance of their departure flight.
The airline companies offering flights to Strasbourg include Air France, and Air France operated by Brit Air and by Régional, Aigle Azur, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Iberia, Royal Air Maroc, Tunisair and Vueling. These airline companies fly between Strasbourg and Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Bordeaux, Lille, Marseille, Toulouse, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Montpellier, Brussels, Madrid, Prague, Casablanca, Tunis and Barcelona, as well as other locations.
For information regarding Strasbourg arrival flights, contact the airport at +33 (0)3 88646767. Live arrival fights can be viewed on various online websites as well.
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