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Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

by CALSF Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 10:02 AM

Hi, I'm very ignorant on this so bear with me. Can anyone please let me know if there is other transportation between Colmar and the Franche-Comte region (specfically Belfort) besides the train?

Thanks in advance!

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    RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by mariev Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 10:23 AM

    Hello,
    I'm afraid not, from both Colmar and Belfort, the nearest airport is Mulhouse (=> no plane "between")
    Since the train journey is only 55mn to 1h10 with 1 train about each hour, there are no busses

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    RE: RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by CALSF Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 10:29 AM

    Thanks mariev. In case of a rail strike what are the options or will I be stranded for sure?

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    RE: RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by Jeannette1 Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 10:32 AM

    CALSF ...LOL
    A strike at the SNCF?
    You know France too well :-)
    Jeannette

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    RE: RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by CALSF Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 10:37 AM

    Jeannette, French rail strikes, aren't they a local custom? ;) Really if it weren't for my possibly missing my return flight home, for sure I would not mind being stranded in Colmar or anywhere else in France!

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    RE: RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by mariev Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 10:38 AM

    Well, if depends what you mean by "completely stranded" : if you only have to leave Colmar, there is still hope : if you have to take a plane either in Strasbourg or in Mulhouse (both 65km from Colmar), there are airports shuttles from Colmar to those airports (infos by calling the airports)
    Form Belfort, i must admit : i don't know - maybe rent a car

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    RE: RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by CALSF Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 10:40 AM

    My flight leaves from Basel/Mulhouse Euroairport so it's good to know there are shuttles-thanks mariev! We were also investigating car rental from either said airport or in Belfort. Can you recommend any car rental companies? I tried Auto Europe and Alamo for now but nothing came up. Thx. again.

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    RE: RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by mariev Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 10:50 AM

    For Mulhouse airport, did you look at http://www.euroairport.com/ ?
    For Belfort, since the town is deeply linked with Peugeot, the most likely car rental agency would be Avis i think

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    RE: RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by CALSF Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 10:56 AM

    Ok, thanks for the additional information. I will check it out.

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    RE: RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by mariev Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 10:56 AM

    I also found a taxi shuttle from Mulhouse airport (they have Colmar as destination listed, not Belfort, but who knows ...) http://www.taximulhouseaeroport.fr/

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    RE: RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by CALSF Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 11:04 AM

    Thanks much. I appreciate that!

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    RE: RE: Other means of transportation between Colmar & Franche-Comte (e.g. Belfort)

    by mariev Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 11:06 AM

    You're welcome

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