Usually the first thing that comes up once you have decided to plan a trip to Alsace is "How am I going to get there?"
For most people the obvious solution will be "get airline tickets to France."
it's entirely possible that airline tickets to France will be the best
solution for you, but not necessarily, so let's talk more about it...
have a lot of experience traveling from France to North America and
from North America to France and I'm happy to share what I have learned
over the years.
There are a few practical ways to get to Alsace by airtravel to France...
You can fly into the Strasbourg airport, the Euroairport (also known as the Basel Mulhouse airport or fly into the airport in Paris France.
There are a few more options, but these are the most practical ones.
Fly into the Strasbourg Airport
Most people are under the impression that the Strasbourg airport is the biggest airport in Alsace...
And wrongly think that it is the perfect destination choice for airline tickets to France.
it most definitely isn't the largest airport in Alsace and it may not
give you any discounts on your airtravel purchases.
But it is convenient if you're planning on staying in Strasbourg or nearby, so this could be the solution for you...
Fly into the EuroAirport for Basel and Mulhouse
The Euroairport is the largest airport in Alsace...
So it could be another possible opportunity to save a little more money by choosing it as your destination.
have used this airport many times and have found quite a few reasonable
prices on airline tickets flying around Europe and to North America.
on your desire to save money and where you are planning to spend most
of your time, the Euroairport could be a very good solution for you if
you are flying into France.
This airport is also very centrally located in relationship to southern Germany and especially Switzerland if you are planning trips in these areas.
And if you are considering a trip to the Swiss Alps, you are less than 2 hours away!
Fly into the Airport in Paris France
If you are planning on making a stop in Paris anyway, this could be a
big opportunity for you to save money on your airline tickets to
Because you can easily take the TGV train to
Strasbourg (northern Alsace) or Basel, Switzerland (southern Alsace)
from the center of Paris.
And even if you aren't interested in making a stop in Paris, you can still fly into the Charles de Gaulle airport and catch the TGV without leaving the airport.
It will only cost you somewhere between 2 and 3 hours of your time on the TGV regardless of which city you decide to stop in.
Not a bad deal isn't it?
My Preferred Way to Fly to Alsace
If you're considering this option, you can find more info about getting tickets for the TGV here...
I generally make at least one trip a year to the US so I've
researched just about every way there is to get to Alsace looking for a
balance of comfort and price.
I often fly through Paris and I would consider staying a few days in Paris if I didn't have so much luggage with me...
Which is unfortunately rarely the case for me so...
usually fly into the Euroairport because it gives me the most
reasonable price without the need to lug my bags all over the place.
But it is not THE cheapest way to travel...
It is less expensive than other options, but if you're really interested in pinching every penny, be my guest...
More Information on Air Travel to Alsace
Traveling to and from the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris France
Your Strasbourg Flights and the Strasbourg Entzheim Airport