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Hotel and travel information for Photonics Europe

Providing information to help you make travel and hotel accommodations
Strasbourg, France cityscape

Welcome to beautiful Strasbourg

One of Europe’s primary business and event destinations, located at the junction of France’s North-South and East-West high-speed rail lines, close to four international airports, and on the banks of Europe’s main commercial waterway. Strasbourg is home to many European institutions and known for its impressive architecture and museums.

Event venue

Palais de la Musique et des Congrès
Place de Bordeaux, 67082
Strasbourg, France
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Make your hotel reservations


The links provided here are the only ones authorized for making reservations and you will never be contacted by email or phone unless you explicitly requestIf you book your hotel room from another source, you may be subject to fraud or identity theft. 

Hotel information

Housing is now open for SPIE Photonics Europe. Reserve your hotel room with Strasbourg Convention Bureau—the official housing agent—where attendees receive discounted convention rates. The last day SPIE group discount rates will be available is 7 March 2024.

Travel to Strasbourg

Strasbourg is one of Europe’s primary business and event destinations, located at the junction of France’s North-South and East-West high-speed rail lines, close to 4 international airports, and on the banks of Europe’s main commercial waterway. Information provided:

  • Airport information
  • Transportation services
  • Parking

Strasbourg France cityscape

Don't forget to secure your visa


Be sure to plan ahead and apply to get a visa if it is needed. View visa information.

Travel information


Airport information

Strasbourg is close to four international airports:


Transportation from the airport

Strasbourg train station, accessible by tram or bus and located in the city centre, provides a direct link to Strasbourg Airport.

A shuttle service links the station to the airport in just 9 minutes, 4 times per hour. Take advantage of the special TER (train) + tram ticket to travel from the airport to the tram or bus stop closest to your hotel or appointment.

CTS (Compagnie des Transports Strasbourg)


Sustainable Travel

Make the most of Strasbourg's location in the heart of Europe and travel by train!

Paris' CDG airport is connected via 4 direct TGV trains and can take you to Strasbourg in about two hours, with prices starting at EU 100 for a return ticket.

Discover Europe by train! Rail Europe sells tickets across Europe, covering both train and coach connections.

TGV Booking Direct
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Car Rental

Hertz Car Rental

To receive 20% off the retail rate, enter CDP 2188961 under the ‘add a discount code’ section when making an online reservation.

Contact Hertz:
• In Europe and Asia call a Hertz Reservation Center or travel agent
• In the United States call 1-800-654-2240
• In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto
• Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434


Parking 

250 free parking spaces onsite and a 570-space park-and-ride nearby


Restaurant and city information

Strasbourg city centre has a great range of restaurants in many price categories. A site such as Trip Advisor will help you narrow down the selection by food, price, and location.