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Cheap Flights to Alsace

Flying into Alsace? As far as direct flights go, you've got two airport options to choose from: Basel Mulhouse Frieburg EuroAirport (which is near the north end) and Aeroport Strasbourg (which is near the south end). Convenience is definitely one factor in your choice, as the two airports are about a 1.5 hour drive apart. However, if distance isn't a factor, you might also expand your options to flying into Frankfurt or Paris, then taking the train from either destination to Strasbourg.

Alsace High and Low Seasons

Alsace's tourism seasons line up with the general patterns for Western Europe. Peak season is the summer months, with the highest concentration of tourists in August. The fall (September and October) is a shoulder season with better deals available and reasonably good weather. The best deals are found in late fall and beyond, when Alsace experiences a winter that is snowy and colder than much of the rest of the region (though some of the mountain resort areas such as Munster may draw more traffic than usual on weekends favorable to skiing). There is one more shoulder season in April and May before the summer travel season ramps up again in early June.

Alsace Airport Tips

Basel Mulhouse Frieburg EuroAirport is the larger of the two airports and has more amenities. Strasbourg is technically an international airport, but in terms of size and amenities it really much more resembles a regional airport.

Strasbourg has a limited selection of restaurants, though the ones available tend to serve better cuisine than what you'll get at the usual airport chains. There are also several news stands and duty-free shops. Be aware that the airport is closed from about 10:30 PM to 5:15 AM most days, however, and the restaurants and shops may be closed all day on Sundays even though the airport keeps normal hours.

Basel Mulhouse Frieburg EuroAirport features four stories with many comfortable places to sit, a SkyView Lounge and a wide variety of restaurants. Though the airport is open 24 hours, keep in mind that no restaurants are open later than 10:30 PM or earlier than 4 AM.

Transportation from Alsace's Airports

If you're landing at Strasbourg, shuttle trains are available directly from the airport to Strasbourg Station. This is a major train station that has lines connecting to destinations throughout France and Europe. Car rental is also available from a variety of major chains such as Hertz, Europcar and Sixt.

A variety of buses run from Basel Mulhouse to the city of Basel in Switzerland, where you can connect by train at Basel Hauptbahnhof to destinations throughout Europe. Car hire is also available directly at the airport from Hertz, Europcar and Enterprise.

Things to do in Alsace

Alsace is a very popular getaway destination for rest and relaxation, particularly for those who enjoy fine wine. If you won't be sticking around long enough to lounge, at least make time to see the beautiful canals and architecture. The Petite Venise district is probably the best single stop for those on a short trip. If you have more time, visit the many fascinating shops and museums in Mulhouse, hike in the Vosges and follow the famous "Wine Route."

Flights to Alsace

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