Car hire from Strasbourg Airport
Situated in North-eastern France, Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region and the home of the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights. The whole city centre was the first to be made a UNESCO World Heritage Site with streets of fine architectural highlights. Hiring a car from Strasbourg Airport makes it easy to discover Strasbourg and the Alsace region which offers natural parks and medieval cities.
Where to hire a car at Strasbourg Airport
Car desks for Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise and Sixt are conveniently located on the left hand side by the terminal entrance of Arrivals on the ground floor.
Petrol stations near Strasbourg Airport
Most hire cars are supplied with a full tank of fuel and you will be required to refuel the car prior to returning it to avoid any charges being made to your account. There are a number of petrol stations near Strausbourg Airport, from the south west there is Total Service Station on the D392, Route de Schirmeck, just off the A35. If you’re driving from Strasbourg to the airport there is a Super U station in Lingolsheim on Rue des Sports, 7.2km away from the airport.
Driving around Strasbourg Airport
Strasbourg Airport is conveniently located near several main roads that serve the Alsace area such as the A35 which takes you into Strasbourg and further afield.
Getting to destination
Here is a guide to some of the popular destinations for visitors to this region of North-eastern which can easily be reached from Strasbourg Airport after hiring a car.
Strasbourg is considered a capital of culture with its great selection of museums, opera houses, theatre productions and festivals. The Grand Ile centre of Strasbourg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to a Gothic cathedral and an excellent array of medieval architectural wonders. Visiting in the run up to Christmas is a must to explore one of the best Christmas markets in Europe.
Strasbourg Airport to Strasbourg is an 18 minute, 16.6km drive via the A35, alternatively you can travel via the D392 to avoid the motorway. Much of the Grand Ile centre of Strasbourg is pedestrianised with surrounding roads operating a one way system, it’s therefore recommended to find a hotel with car parking available so you can easily reach the centre on foot.
No visit to France, especially in North-eastern France will be complete without a little detour in a traditional French village. “Coeur d’Alsace”, or the heart of Alsace in English is one such place. Enjoy this picturesque area with its Renaissance-style houses. You will be able to enjoy some of the regional culinary delights such as choucroute or Sauerkraut as well as sampling wine from the region’s vineyards
“Coeur d’Alsace” is just at 30 minutes or 42.2kms from Strasbourg Airport heading south via the A35
Colmar on the outskirts of The Ballons des Vosges Nature Park has a well preserved old town with a rich heritage. A number of local must visits include the Unterlinden Museum and the host of events held; The Alsace Wine Fair, Jazz Festival and Christmas Markets.
Driving from Strasbourg Airport to Colmar is a 45 minute, 70km journey south of the city via the A35.