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How to Get to Riquewihr without a Car

by Jessica
(Switzerland)

Hi Suzele,


Thank you so much for all of your suggestions. We are interested in staying at a nice hotel in Riquewihr...they said there is a bus from Colmar to Riquewihr, but don't know the schedule.

Are there bus schedules online? I already tried calling the tourism office, but they were not helpful.

Thank you and have a nice day!

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Taking the Train or Bus in Alsace
by: Suzele

Hi Jessica,

That's a very good question...

There is a site where you can get information about all transportation in Alsace in English or French.

http://www.vialsace.eu

And yes, there is a bus that will take you from the train station in Colmar to Riquewihr.

In fact there are buses that will take you from most of the larger towns and cities in Alsace to the smaller villages in Alsace with no rail service.

But before you go off planning your trip to Alsace without a car, you might want to read Taking the Bus in Alsace.

The trains in Alsace run pretty regularly but not all the time and the buses (especially to the very small villages) run even less often than the trains.

And sometimes it's just not worth the trouble...but of course it's different for everyone.

Enjoy your trip to Alsace!
Suzele

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Colmar to Riquewihr
by: Barry & Pauline Perth W.A.

On Aug 4 we will arrive in Colmar by train from Calais.

How the Dickens do we get to Riquewihr at 10.00pm on Sunday night????

TAXI???????

Help.
Barry

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Please avoid taking the bus in Alsace
by: Suzele

As I've said before, taking the bus is generally a bad idea because the schedules are limited...especially in the summer.

If you are putting a lot of effort, energy and money into your trip to Alsace, do you really want to:

1) sit around for hours during your vacation waiting for a bus or

2) leave a site really early just because the bus hours are limited?

The train schedule is only a little bit better (depending on where you are going of course). But it is a bit more doable.

Please please please rent a car when you visit Alsace to get the most value from your stay.

Unless of course you are a long distance walker or bike rider. In that case, you'll be fine with the train.

Have a great trip!
Suzele

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