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6th International Symposium on Biomedical Simulation ISBMS'14

Getting there

  • Mar 19 / 2014
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Getting there


The conference will take place at IRCAD. (Map)


By road

The French toll motorway network: westbound and northbound, the A4, A34, A31 and A32 motorways give easy access to Strasbourg from Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg, and Bonn via Metz and Sarrebrücken. Southwards, the Strasbourg-Mulhouse toll-free portion of the motorway, extension of the A36 joining the A6 motorway connects France with Italy and Spain.

The German charge-free motorway: it gives access to Hamburg, Frankfurt, Basel, Geneva and Milan; it is less than 15 minutes away from Strasbourg via Kehl.

Where to park?
Strasbourg’s public transport network is made up of 23 bus lines and 6 tram lines allowing to commute within the Strasbourg area. The “Relais-Tram” Park and Ride parking lots give you the possibility of parking your car near a tram station and are only a few minutes away from the city center (3.5€ from 4:30 am to 1:30 am the following morning with a tram ticket roundtrip included for all the passengers. Beyond this limit, an increase of 10€ per extra day is applied). No need to worry about heavy traffic or scarce parking spaces when using those parking lots.

Near the hospital the N.H.C. (New Civil Hospital) parking (20.1€ for 24 hours) is accessible from “quai Louis Pasteur” or “rue Kirschlegger”, and the St Nicolas parking (18.5€ for 24 hours) is accessible from “rue de la porte de l’hôpital”. More information here (warning: the “Very short term season ticket” is not available any more).

By airplane

Frankfurt airport is located 220 kilometers away from Strasbourg. To get to Strasbourg, you may want to fly to Frankfurt with Lufthansa. It would then take roughly 2.5 hours for the Lufthansa shuttle bus to take you to Strasbourg.

Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport (Paris). To get to Strasbourg from this airport you may take an other plane or the high-speed train (TGV). Free shuttles will take you from your terminal to the train station (in less than five minutes). By TGV it only takes 2.5 hours to go to Strasbourg.

The Strasbourg-Entzheim international airport is located 10 km away from the Strasbourg city center. There are several daily flights from Strasbourg to Paris (Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport). You can see here the direct flights and the connecting flights. This airport is only 10 minutes away by train from Strasbourg’s train station. A one way-ticket is only 2.5€ (4.1€ for the one way-ticket + 1.5 hour access to Strasbourg’s whole public transit system). You can buy them on the station platform. More information here (in french).

By train

Strasbourg’s train station is one of the biggest and busiest in the country, and is directly connected to many of France’s largest cities (Paris, Lyon, Marseilles, Nice, Montpellier, Nimes, Lille, Bordeaux; in addition, there are connections to/from Nantes and Toulouse in the summer). The high-speed train (TGV) connects Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours, and to Lyon in 3.5 hours.

Strasbourg is located at the crossroads of some of Europe’s major trunk roads and also benefits from easy access to a large number of European cities (Brussels, Luxembourg, Basel, Bern, Zurich, Stuttgart, Munich, Sarrebrücken, Salzburg, Vienna, Milan, Rome, etc.).

IRCAD is only 15 minutes’walk from the train station: Directions on foot from train station to IRCAD


Around the hospital:

Hôtel du Dragon (from 79€/night)

Les Haras (from 150€/night)

La cour du corbeau (from 160€/night)

We have agreements with these three hotels. Ask us to know how to obtain special rates.

There are also many hotels with reasonable rates around the train station.