Blending cross-border customs, food, and architecture into one singular city, Strasbourg is a top-tier destination. It’s got something for slow travelers, history lovers, architecture buffs, foodies and, of course, Christmas shoppers. And the Paris to Strasbourg by train journey is easy and exceedingly pleasant on SNCF’s direct TGV services.
Embark on a journey that blends history, culture, and tantalizing cuisine as you travel from Paris to Strasbourg by train. With its enchanting Christmas markets, medieval streets, and Gothic cathedral, Strasbourg is a must-visit destination for those seeking an unforgettable European adventure.
Easy to explore on foot, the city is known for its immense Christmas markets and immaculately preserved half-timbered houses, the legacy of a wealth built around its position on the River Rhine.
A short distance from the rail hub is the breathtaking gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg (the rooftop views are worth getting out of breath for) and the atmospheric medieval streets of the Quartier des Tanneurs (aka, “La Petite France”).
Marching around Strasbourg will build the appetite to gorge on regional culinary wonders. Aside from the stellar Alsatian wines, temptations include dishes like flammekueche (a creamy tart topped with onions and lardons) and baeckeoffe, a meat and potato casserole.
Strasbourg is less than 2 hours from the French capital on a direct high-speed SNCF train.
Most SNCF services are superior inOui trains. However, you can save Euros on a couple of low-cost Ouigo trains, which are just as quick and almost as comfortable.
Ouigo trains operate like budget airlines, with fees for optional extras like bulky luggage and Wi-Fi. Even with the add-ons, fares can be significantly cheaper. They also lack onboard catering. No loss, considering the carb-rich delights that await in Strasbourg. (Read more about the differences between Ouigo and InOui here.)
Paris to Strasbourg Train Details
- A train journey from Paris to Strasbourg can be booked with SNCF Connect or Omio.
- A ticket from Paris Est to Strasbourg on a low-cost Ouigo TGV starts from €19, with no first-class upgrades.
- Fares on the superior TGV InOui trains start from €45 (second-class).
- Whenever possible, book ahead (links below) and compare booking sites for the best deals and to secure your preferred departure time.
- Duration: Several TGV trains from Paris to Strasbourg complete the journey in 1 hour 46 minutes.
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Hotels in Strasbourg
Hôtel des Vosges
The Hotel des Vosges has an unbeatable location steps from Strasbourg’s main train station and top sights. The hotel hosts the breezy Brasserie K restaurant, sauna, gym, ample breakfast buffet and well-equipped modern rooms with air-conditioning.
Pavillon Régent Petite France
Located in Strasbourg’s Grande Île, an unbeatable area that’s walking distance to Strasbourg’s most-popular attractions, this hotel offers a trendy restaurant, spa, shared garden and breakfast buffet. This hotel is in the heart of Strasbourg’s old town.
A boutique 4-star hotel located directly opposite the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral. Travelers love the hotel’s warm and welcoming atmosphere, elegant and spacious rooms, and its great emphasis on hospitality. The hotel offers modern amenities, a relaxed ambiance, and trendy design.