How to get to Strasbourg (from website)

In addition to the city airport situated 10 km from the city centre (20-25 minutes by bus shuttle), Strasbourg can easily be reached from other international airports such as Karlsruhe- Baden or Basel-Mulhouse, located in proximity. Positioned on the intersection of all the mayor European road and train axes, the city can also be very easily reached by train or by highways.

By Car

Strasbourg can be reached from various directions:

    From the west (Paris, Benelux) taking the A4 highway (E25). About 4 hours from Paris;
    From the south (Switzerland, Lyon), taking the A35 highway (E25). About 5 hours from Lyon;
    From the north and east (Germany), taking the A5 highway (E35).

The Strasbourg-Mulhouse route joins it to the rest of the French motorway network. Strasbourg is fifteen minutes from the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Basel-Genova or Milan motorway, itself linked to the entire European motorway network.

By Rail

After Paris, Strasbourg has second largest railway station in France offering a wide range of train connections with other parts of the country, as well as with Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and other European countries.
As from 2007, Strasbourg is connected to Paris with a special train called the TGV (train de grande vitesse - high-speed train). This means that the two cities are now only about 2 hours apart. In addition, the time of travelling between Strasbourg and other European cities has been shortened considerately.
Strasbourg railway station is situated in the very town centre and has a direct tramway connection with the symposium location (tram line C and get off at observatoire station)
Consult additional information at:

    Strasbourg SNCF station
    Place de la Gare - 67000 STRASBOURG
    Tel 08 92 35 35 35

By Air
Cheap flights to Strasbourg
Contrary to Strasbourg International Airport, the airports located in the proximity of the city, provide low-cost airline flights and offer a bigger opportunity of cheaper travelling choices. For example, Ryanair operates from Karlsruhe-Baden Airport, situated approximately 40km from Strasbourg; while Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport offers Easyjet flights.

Strasbourg International Airport
The city airport is located approximately 10km from city center and is directly connected to it by a train line (see SNCF website)
Major french cities such as Paris, Bordeaux or Lyon for instance have daily flights to and from Strasbourg airport that are mainly operated by Air France.
Please visit the airport website :


The local currency is the Euro (€). Foreign currency is not accepted at most stores in France. Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops. Small restaurants and shops may not accept credit cards. Major currencies, such as Yen or US dollar, can be exchanged at international airports and major banks.

Passports and Visa to France

Participants requiring a visa for entry to France are strongly advised to make their application in their home country at least three months before the intended date of travel. For information, please consult your nearest French Embassy or Consulate or your travel agent. Whether you need a visa depends on your nationality and duration of stay in France and possibly on the reason for your visit to France.

Letter of Invitation

Those who need a letter of invitation, please contact both the FJS-26 chairmen and secretariat.


FJS-26 will not assume responsibility for medical expenses of attendees at FJS-26. All attendees are urged to ensure that they are covered by their own travel and health insurance policies while traveling to and from and while attending FJS-26. FJS-26 is not responsible for private possessions lost or stolen at the symposium.