Strasbourg is the European Capital and lies along the Rhine River, the natural border between France and Germany.
It is home of the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights. The city numbers approximately 256,000 inhabitants with a further 200,000 inhabitants in the suburbs which make up the Strasbourg Urban Community.
ISU General Information
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 65 54 30
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 65 54 47
International Space University Parc d’Innovation 1 rue Jean-Dominique Cassini
67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden France
Zürich (ZRH) International Airports and Paris (CDG) are both a two hour rail-ride away from Strasbourg.
The Euroairport in Basel-Mulhouse, located an hour away, make Strasbourg even more accessible.
There are direct flights to Strasbourg from Amsterdam (KLM), Paris (Air France), as well as several other locations. Lufthansa flies to Frankfurt and offers a shuttle service to Strasbourg center.
Strasbourg has direct connections to Paris, Lyon, South-Eastern France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Northern Italy and Eastern Europe. Strasbourg Central Station is located near the center of Strasbourg, and is linked with the city’s Tram. The Tram stop is below the train station and the line will take you to the city center or to Illkirch-Graffenstaden.
Strasbourg lies between two major highways. The A4 from Paris, Metz, Nancy and Luxembourg from the west, which turns into the A35 from Dijon and Mulhouse from the south.
The second highway is the A5 (also labeled E35 and E52), and is the major axis between Frankfurt, Germany and Basel, Switzerland. This highway passes 17 kilometers east of Strasbourg.
Please note that between Paris and Strasbourg, you will have to pay approximately 30 euros in tolls. Credit cards are accepted.
A local Taxi company to contact: Taxi 11
The ISU Central Campus is located in the Parc d’Innovation at Illkirch-Graffenstaden, a town in the southern part of the Strasbourg Urban Community. It is about 15 minutes from the center of Strasbourg by car, 30-35 minutes by public transport.
From the Airport
From Entzheim International Airport, it takes about 15-20 minutes by car/taxi. From the airport, a taxi will cost approximately 25- 30 euros (rates are at the higher end at night, or during the weekend/holidays). There is a train shuttle to Strasbourg 4 times per hour; it takes 9 minutes to reach Strasbourg train station.
The ticket bought at the airport (3,60€) is valid for the complete journey (shutle+tram). Then follow the directions given under “Public transport.”
From the Highway
From the center of Strasbourg, take the A35 (highway) south direction Colmar.
From the airport, take the same highway (A35) north, direction Strasbourg.
From either direction take exit 5, Illkirch Baggersee. At the traffic lights, go straight and continue straight until you reach the roundabout. At the roundabout take the 4th exit into the Parc d’Innovation. Continue on Blvd. S. Brant until you reach the next roundabout. There take the first right, you will see the ISU campus on your right. Take the first right (the Holiday Inn will now be on your left), two more right turns and you are in the ISU car-park! Click here for a google map of the area.
By Public Transport
The tram runs from 4:30a.m. to 0:30 a.m., with one tram every four minutes at peak hours. To get to ISU take Tram “A” from the railway station or from city center, direction Illkirch, and get off at the Campus d’Illkirch station (next to McDonalds’). Turn left (oposite direction from continuing tram journey) and walk to the roundabout, cross over to the oposite side. (The building on your left is the Pole API.) Continue for about 5 meters on Blvd. S. Brant , cross the street to get to the pedestrian path adjacent to the ISU campus, which should be visible on your right. From the tram stop, please follow the dotted line on the map below to access the campus.
The hotels listed below provide ISU guests with preferential rates. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel as early as possible, and mention that you will be attending an ISU event (in order to benefit from special rates).
46 Rue du Bassin d’Austerlitz
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 39 80 80