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Practical information on Christmas in Colmar

Travelling to Colmar

Travel time to Colmar by TGV high-speed train :  

  • Metz/Nancy : 1h20
  • Reims : 2h30
  • Paris : 2h20
  • Lyon : 3h15
  • Lille : 3h50
  • Montpellier : 5h20

Colmar is also easy to reach from Strasbourg, Mulhouse and other towns and villages in Alsace using the local TER trains.


Parking in Colmar

During the festive season, Colmar town centre is closed to cars so that you stroll around the town in complete peace and safety.

Take advantage of one of the free Park & Ride car parks at the Parc des Expositions on Saturdays and Sundays. There are shuttle buses every 10 minutes to the St Eloi stop (in Rue St Eloi), two minutes’ walk from the Christmas markets, and you can get the bus back to the Parc des Expositions car park after your visit.

Shuttle times:

  • Saturday from 9 am to 11:30 pm
  • Sunday from 9 am to 9:10 pm


Visit the local area

Kaysersberg, Riquewihr and Ribeauvillé

Accessible by Christmas Shuttle – weekends only

During December, the magic of Christmas takes over the three pearls of the Alsatian vineyards. During the Advent weekends, take the opportunity to discover these emblematic destinations aboard the Christmas Shuttle which runs in a continuous loop from Colmar railway station (buy your ticket from the driver).


Accessible by Christmas Shuttle – every day

Experience the intimate Christmas atmosphere in the heart of Eguisheim, officially classified as one of the “Most beautiful villages in France”. You can stop off and enjoy the charm by taking the Christmas Shuttle, which runs every day from Colmar railway station.


Useful numbers

Here are some phone numbers that may be useful when you are in Colmar :

  • Colmar Town Hall: +33 (0)3 89 20 68 68
  • Tourist Office: +33 (0)3 89 20 68 92
  • Car pound: +33 (0)3 89 20 68 23 - +33 (0)6 82 44 40 14
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