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About Strasbourg International Airport (SXB)

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Address: Aeroport De Strasbourg International, Entzheim, 67960

One of the main gateways to the Alsace region of France, Strasbourg International Airport (SXB) is located 20 km (12 mi) southwest of central Strasbourg, in the city of Entzheim. Airport car rentals from Europcar, Sixt, Avis, and Hertz are located on the ground floor of the arrivals hall, just a few steps from the baggage claim carousel.

  Getting around

Despite the city of Strasbourg’s ungainly network of urban roads, getting around is relatively easy in a car hire equipped with GPS. The historic city center is situated on an islet (Grand Ile) in the river Ile, much of which is pedestrian-only. Numerous parking garages are found on the central outskirts, offering easy access to popular attractions on foot. Be advised that parking rates in central Strasbourg are significantly higher than outlying areas.

Greater Strasbourg is encircled by a ring road system consisting of three primary roads: Autoroute 25 (A25), European Road 52 (E52), and Avenue du Vosages (D263). From the Altstadt (Old City), the eastern border of the city stretches 4 km (2.5 mi) east to the river Rhine at the German border, while the western edge extends roughly 11 km (7 mi) to the town of Eksbolsheim.

The Alsace region’s curvy nature is dictated by the river topography. While roundabouts are common in Strasbourg, many major routes are connected by a unique looping traffic circle based primarily on right turns. Meanwhile, the bulk of routes within the ring road system are narrow one-way streets. Congestion during peak hours occurs throughout the city, but the bridge across the river to the German city of Kehl is particularly intense.

Getting out of Strasbourg is far easier than circling around the city streets, with major routes to destinations in all directions, including the German cities of Stuttgart (155 km / 93 mi) and Munich (373 km / 223 mi) to the east, Luxemborg (255 km / 153 mi) to the north, as well as Zurich, Switzerland (221 km / 132 mi) to the south.

  Choosing your car

Once you’ve decided to rent a car for your visit to Strasbourg, the pieces of your travel puzzle will quickly fall into place. If you’re planning to spend the majority of your time in the city, Renault minicars, Fiat compact and economy sedans were made for the cramped conditions of European inner city driving. Opel intermediate and Mercedes fullsize 4-door sedans are ideal for cruising the autoroutes and national roads. Meanwhile, explore the Alsatian countryside in a BMW SUV. For your own tour groups of 5 or more travelers, Volkswagen 7-9 seater minivans have plenty of room for people and baggage.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Strasbourg Airport


Although your car hire should be equipped with a Crit’Air emissions sticker, Strasbourg experiences fewer pollution days than most cities in France.


In addition to narrow streets and roundabouts, Strasbourg has a number of tunnels, bridges, and canals that complicate navigation.


Despite its location in France, Strasbourg Airport is a popular entry point for the Black Forest (65 km / 39 mi) in southwestern Germany.


Strasbourg is extremely popular with larger tour groups that descend upon the city during summer and the annual winter festival.


You’ll drive on the right in France and Germany.


The general consensus maintains that driving in the Old City is best avoided if at all possible.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Strasbourg - Airport

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Strasbourg - Airport?

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Strasbourg - Airport?

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3. Does Strasbourg - Airport have cars with 7 seats?

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Strasbourg - Airport to a different drop off location in France?

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Strasbourg - Airport?

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6. Is it better to rent at Strasbourg - Airport or off airport?

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Strasbourg - Airport?

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Strasbourg - Airport?

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Strasbourg - Airport?

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Strasbourg - Airport?

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11. What car types are there for rent at Strasbourg - Airport?

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Strasbourg - Airport?

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for Jul at Strasbourg - Airport?

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14. What SUV cars are available at Strasbourg - Airport in 3 months time?

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15. Which rental companies are there at Strasbourg - Airport?

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Strasbourg - Airport?

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Strasbourg - Airport?

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Strasbourg - Airport?

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Strasbourg - Airport and how does this compare to others?

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Strasbourg - Airport?