Strasbourg Tram Tickets and System Step-by-Step Guide

Step-by-step Strasbourg tram tickets and system guide with map. Pick a Strasbourg public transport day ticket and get on the system quickly. The network is a quick, efficient, and cost effective way to visit the greater-than-walking-distance sites of the historic city – whatever greater than walking distance means to you. It is also very clean and safe, so read on and be ready to explore Strasbourg! 

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There are 6 tram lines in the city that are identified with letters and shown with different colors associated with each line.

Strasbourg Tram lines

  • Tram A (Red): from Illkirch Lixenbuhl to Hautepierre Maillon
  • Tram B (Light Blue): from Hoenheim station to Lingolsheim Tiergaertel
  • Tram C (Orange): from Neuhof R. Reuss to the central railway station
  • Tram D (Dark Green): from Rotonde to Aristide Briand
  • Tram E (Purple): from Robertsau Boecklin to Baggersee
  • Tram F (Light Green): from Place d’Islande to Elsau

Maps of Strasbourg Tram System

Here are two different tram maps to help put the whole system in perspective, as well as show the section that most visitors usually deal with. This first map shows tram system over the heart of the historic area of Strasbourg. This is just to give you an idea of the relation to the train station, and the location of two of the highest traffic stops.

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Point A on the Tram Map above shows Homme de Fer tram stop, the transfer point between lines A, B, C, D, and F.  This stop pretty much takes over this intersection with spots on different corners for boarding different trams.  There is also a public transit office at this corner, and a number of different ticket purchasing kiosks.

The Homme de Fer tram stop is also closest to the Place Kleber, and a number of the historic sites and Strasbourg shopping spots.

Point B at Place de la Republique is another useful transfer point with lines B, C, E, and F all intersecting. Both Place de la Republique and Parc l’Orangerie (which is reached via Tram line E that can be taken from the Republique Tram stop) are discussed in 10 Best Things to do in Strasbourg.

Following is Strasbourg tram map showing all of the stops on the system:

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As you can see from the map above, Tram lines A, B, C, D, & F – so all lines EXCEPT E – cross at the Homme de Fer stop.  Download this map for yourself at the official Strasbourg tram site.

Ok, so that’s all well and good – but useless unless you both know how to use the system, and are confident enough to do so, none of this is useful at all!  SO, here’s the step-by-step:


Step-by-Step Guide to the Strasbourg Tram

Strasbourg Tram and Public Transport Tickets and Prices

The Strasbourg Tram and buses use the same tickets.  These tickets can be purchased on a bus, from a kiosk at a stop (as the above photo) or in a CTS office.  As you can see below, the most expensive ticket is purchased on the bus.  The most cost effective way is a card used by regular commuters, but impractical for visitors as the card has an initial purchase price of €4.00.  The most common ticket used by visitors is the paper ticket purchase.  If you buy two tickets together you will save €0.10, and if you buy 10 paper tickets together it will save you €3.90.  But obviously, this savings is only accurate if you are actually going to use all 10 tickets! Prices listed below are still valid as of August 2022, but check the official site for possible updated pricing.

Also, a ticket is valid for 1 hour after being validated, including any transfers within the bus/tram system during that time.  (The bus system uses the exact same tickets.)

 Purchase on Tram/BusPaper Ticket Purchase Before BoardingTickets Load on Badgéo, on CTS App, or top off paper ticket
1 ticket€2.00€1.80€1.70
2 tickets €3.50€3.40
10 tickets €14.10€13.20

Notice that the 10-ticket pack (paper ticket purchase) only saves you money if you are going to use at least 8 of the tickets.

Also Note that the Badgéo card costs an initial €4.00 to obtain, and then you add the listed fare costs to use it. Therefore this card is really not cost effective unless you are staying quite a while in Strasbourg and using public transit a lot.  It is designed for residents and commuters.

Strasbourg Public Transport Day Tickets

If you are planning to really make use of the Strasbourg Tram or public transport for a day, the Strasbourg day tickets probably makes the most sense. The 24H tickets are good for 24 hours from the first use of the ticket. As I note below, the 24H SOLO ticket pays for itself once you use it more than twice.

My shorthand for the 24H TRIO may be confusing. The ticket is good for 2 or 3 for 24 hours after first use. The math works out so that the 24H TRIO day ticket pays for itself if you use Strasbourg public transport more than once, even if you only have 2 people in your party.

The 3 DAYS ticket is for one person, and makes sense cost-wise if you will use public transport more than 5 times in the 3 days.

 DescriptionCost
24H SOLOFor 1 person valid during 24 hours after the first use, unlimited rides on all bus-tram-coach lines and the TER Train within Eurométropole of Strasbourg. (Strasbourg-Kehl link in TER train excluded)€4.60 (makes sense for > 2 rides)
24H TRIOFor 2-3 people for unlimited rides for 24 hours after the first use on all bus-tram-coach lines and the TER Train within Eurométropole of Strasbourg. (Strasbourg-Kehl link in TER train excluded)€6.90 (makes sense if 2+ people ride >1 time)
3 DAYS TICKET3-day ticket for one passage valid from first day of validation for unlimited number of trips in Eurométropole of Strasbourg. (Strasbourg-Kehl link in TER train excluded)€9.30 (makes sense if ride >5 times total)

How to Use the Strasbourg Tram

How to Buy Strasbourg Tram Tickets

This picture is of one of the kiosks to buy tram and bus tickets.  This is one of several in the main hall of the Strasbourg train station.  These kiosks are also located at most (if not all) tram stops, and are very easy to use.  The starting screen has a touch-button in the bottom left to select your language by selecting the appropriate country flag (British flag for us English speakers), and then choose your Strasbourg tram tickets (see below about tickets).  For payment, you can use a credit card or coins, but not paper bills.

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Validate your ticket

When you arrive at the Strasbourg Tram stop, before you board your tram, you need to validate your ticket.  To do so, use one of the machine’s pictured below.  Hold your ticket against the yellow “Card” painted in the center of the blue with yellow arrows pointing toward it.  The when you hold your ticket there it will be read and the machine will beep at you.  That starts your valid time with that ticket, and you are free to use the trams for the next hour.

Tram ticket validation machine

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Board the Correct Strasbourg Tram

Each tram stop has a display like the one pictured below.  This shows that line A in the direction of Parc des Sports will be stopping here in two minutes, and then again in 10 minutes.  Also, Line D in the direction of Poteries stops here and will arrive in 1 minute, and again in 5 minutes.  Get it?    So you know there will be a Green Line D tram, then a Red Line A tram one minute after the green one.

Arriving tram screen showing upcoming arrivals in 2 mins and 1 minute.

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On Tram Strasbourg

Once you are on the tram, you don’t need to scan your ticket or show anyone or anything 99% of the time.  Just be sure you have one in case there is a transit official on board doing a random check.

As you travel, each Tram stop will have the name of the stop on it somewhere, so just keep an eye out and be sure to get off at the right stop.

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Strasbourg Tram Stops

Because I know how helpful it was for me to be able to verify I was really going where I thought I was by watching the tram stop names as I traveled, here is a list of the tram stops for each line.

For lines A, B, C, D, & F, the stops that are in the immediate vicinity of the historic center, and thus most likely to be used by visitors, are written in blue.

For line E, I have written the stops between Parc Republique and Droits de l’Homme (the stop for Parc l’Orangerie) in purple.

Tram Line A Stops

  • Parc des Sports
  • Le Galet
  • Cervantès
  • Dante
  • Hôpital de Hautepierre
  • Ducs d’Alsace
  • Saint-Florent
  • Rotonde
  • Gare Centrale(underground)
  • Ancienne Synagogue Les Halles
  • Homme de Fer – Langstross Grand Rue
  • Porte de l’Hôpital
  • Etoile Bourse
  • Etoile Polygone
  • Schluthfeld
  • Krimmeri Stade de la Meinau
  • Émile Mathis
  • Hohwart
  • Baggersee
  • Colonne
  • Leclerc
  • Campus d’Illkirch
  • Illkirch Lixenbuhl
  • Illkirch Graffenstaden

Tram Line B Stops

  • Lingolsheim Tiergaertel
  • Lingolsheim Alouettes
  • Borie
  • Ostwald Hôtel de Ville
  • Wihrel
  • Elmerforst
  • Martin Schongauer
  • Elsau
  • Montagne Verte
  • Laiterie
  • Musée d’Art Moderne
  • Faubourg National
  • Alt Winmärik (Vieux Marché aux Vins)
  • Homme de Fer
  • Place Broglie
  • République
  • Parc du Contades
  • Lycée Kléber
  • Wacken
  • Rives de l’Aar
  • Futura Glacière
  • Le Marais
  • Pont Phario
  • Lycée Marc Bloch
  • Le Ried
  • Général de Gaulle
  • Hoenheim Gare

Tram Line C Stops

  • Gare Centrale
  • Faubourg de Saverne
  • Homme de Fer – Place Broglie
  • République
  • Gallia
  • Universités
  • Observatoire
  • Esplanade
  • Winston Churchill
  • Landsberg
  • Jean Jaurès
  • Lycée Jean Monnet
  • Gravière
  • Kibitzenau
  • Saint Christophe
  • Neuhof Rodolphe Reuss

Tram Line D Stops

  • Poteries
  • Marcel Rudloff
  • Paul Eluard
  • Dante
  • Hôpital de Hautepierre
  • Ducs d’Alsace
  • Saint-Florent
  • Rotonde
  • Gare Centrale (underground)
  • Ancienne Synagogue Les Halles
  • Homme de Fer
  • Langstross Grand Rue
  • Porte de l’Hôpital
  • Etoile Bourse
  • Etoile Polygone
  • Landsberg
  • Jean Jaurès
  • Aristide Briand
  • Citadelle
  • Starcoop
  • Port du Rhin
  • Kehl Bahnhof

Tram Line E Stops

  • Campus d’Illkirch
  • Hohwart
  • Lycée Couffignal
  • Krimmeri Meinau
  • Schluthfeld
  • Etoile Polygone
  • Landsberg
  • Winston Churchill
  • Esplanade
  • Observatoire
  • Université
  • Gallia
  • République
  • Parc du Contades
  • Lycée Kléber
  • Wacken
  • Parlement Européen
  • Droits de L’Homme
  • Robertsau Boecklin

Tram Line F Stops

  • Elsau
  • Montagne Verte
  • Laiterie
  • Musée d’Art Moderne
  • Faubourg National
  • Alt Winmärik (Vieux Marché aux Vins)
  • Homme de Fer
  • Place Broglie
  • République
  • Gallia
  • Universités
  • Observatoire
  • Place d’Islande

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There you go!  You are ready to Tram your way to all of your Strasbourg Things To Do or head to the station for an easy day trip from Strasbourg.  Enjoy!

If you are considering a trip to Strasbourg from Paris, these posts may be of interest:

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14 thoughts on “Strasbourg Tram Tickets and System Step-by-Step Guide

  1. This blog info on the CTS trams and bus network is spot on — just what I was looking for. In particular the ticketing and validation process was what I needed. Many thanks for producing it.

    1. I created this because I had to ask bystanders how to validate my ticket, I couldn’t figure things out from the signage! Glad it helped you. 😊

  2. Many many thanks for the mist most useful and comprehensive guide about Strasbourg transport. We will visit Strasbourg next June but I must be prepared for all the relevant information.

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