Access by car
The Sundgau area is bordered by several French and German motorways, the closest of which is the A36 (Bourgogne-Mulhouse). To reach the Sundgau from Lyon and Paris, take exit 14 (Bessoncourt) and follow the Basel (D419) direction. Exit 15 (Burnhaupt) is ideal for motorists coming from Germany or the rest of Alsace. It is situated in the north of Sundgau and enables you to go directly to Altkirch (D466) or Dannemarie (D103).
Motorists from Switzerland and Austria should take the Saint-Louis/Huningue exit on the A35 after Basel. Just follow the Altkirch direction via the D419 road or Ferrette, depending on the destination.
The car is the most convenient means to discover our region. Many car rental companies offer their services throughout the Sundgau area or directly at Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport.
Access by train
The nearest mainline train stations are at Belfort and Mulhouse. Today, the Paris-Mulhouse TGV EST is the the fastest (at 3 hours) and most regular form of rail transport. Timetables.
To get to the Sundgau area by train, take the high-speed TER link (Mulhouse-Belfort line). This line serves the stations of Illfurth, Walheim, Altkirch, Dannemarie and Montreux-Vieux.
Since 2012, the new Rhine-Rhone TGV has brought us closer to the capital and enabled significant time saving. The Sundgau area will be accessible from the stations of Mulhouse and Belfort-Montbéliard. Download the timetables.
Mulhouse-Paris 2:30 as opposed to 3:10 today with the TGV Est
Mulhouse-Lyon 2:25 as opposed to 3:50 today
Mulhouse-Dijon 1:10 as opposed to 2:30 today
Belfort-Paris 2:20 + as opposed to 3:50 today
Belfort-Dijon 0:50 + as opposed to 2:00 today
Paris-Basel 2:50 as opposed to 3:20 today
Access by air
Euroairport, the international airport better known as Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport is served by many flights from most European cities. The airport site is in Blotzheim near St. Louis and is only about 30 kilometres from the capital of the Sundgau area and 25 minutes from the town of Ferrette. Almost all Air France flights from French cities serve Paris. Many flights are provided by low-cost airlines such as EasyJet.
A shuttle service runs between the airport and the station of St Louis Huningue.
Take advantage of the many car rental agencies located directly at the airport in order to discover our region situated at the junction of three countries and rich in things to enjoy.
Access by bus
Several bus lines serve the small villages of the Sundgau area and link the town of Ferrette in the far south with Mulhouse via Altkirch, the capital of the Sundgau area.
For timetables and price information consult: