Colmar to Eguisheim: How to Get There (Local’s Guide)

Wondering about the best way to get from Colmar to Eguisheim?

Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Not only do I live in France, but I’ve also traveled to Eguisheim dozens of times. From all-inclusive tours to taxis and local buses, I’ve done it all.

So, to help you plan your trip, I’ve put together the best ways to get to Eguisheim from Colmar. Whether you’re looking for the fastest or cheapest option, I’ve got you covered.

Colmar to Eguisheim Best Transportation Options
Getting to Eguisheim

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5 Best Ways to Get from Colmar to Eguisheim

The distance between Colmar and Eguisheim is approximately 6.8 kilometers (4.2 miles). And, because they are so close, there are several ways to make this trip.

The five best ways to travel from Colmar to Eguisheim are:

  1. Taxi – Fastest
  2. Tour – Most Convenient
  3. By Car – Most Flexible
  4. By Bike – Most Scenic
  5. Bus – Cheapest

Below I’ll cover each of these in more depth so you can choose what works for you.

1. By Taxi

Taking a taxi is my preferred choice. It’s fast, easy, and affordable. Plus, there are so many places to visit in Colmar you might not have a lot of extra time in your itinerary to deal with public transport.

Helpful Tip: This option is not as convenient as a tour, but you’ll have more flexibility.

There are tons of taxis in Colmar, but I’ve always taken a taxi from the train station. It costs about €20 one-way, and the drive doesn’t take more than 15 minutes.

The best taxi services in Colmar are:

If you want to take the same taxi back, it’s best to make arrangements with the driver beforehand.

Helpful Tip: While there are Uber drivers in Colmar, they are few and far between. I’ve tried several times and have been successful only a handful of times. So, I recommend taking a regular taxi.

2. By Tour

The beautiful Streets of Eguisheim. There are two streets of half-timbered houses and one in the middle dividing the two It's cream colored and has lush green vines hanging it.
A Journey to Eguisheim!

Traveling from Colmar to Eguisheim couldn’t be easier than with a tour. All the logistics are taken care of for you, so you can sit back and enjoy your well-deserved vacation.

Of the tours that are available, my favorite is the 4 Wonders of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar. It has a 4.9/5 star rating and is one of the most popular tours among travelers.

You’ll visit four fairytale-like villages including Eguisheim, Kaysersberg Ribeauvillé, and Riquewihr. And, of the places I’ve been to in Alsace, these towns are the most spectacular.

We really enjoyed visiting the villages of Alsace. It was a great day out and an easy way of seeing the surrounding villages. – Jake

So, if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to visit Eguisheim, this is it!

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3. By Car

Jen Ciesielski in her rental car. I'm taking a photo of myself in the driver's side mirror so you can see me holding my camera and trees are in the background.
Driving to Eguisheim

I’ve driven to Eguisheim hundreds of times and there’s not a more flexible option on this list. In fact, it’s one of my all-time favorite ways to visit the region.

But there are limited rental options in Colmar, so it’s best to book your reservation at least a week in advance. If there are not any cars available, you’ll have to rent a car in Strasbourg, then drive to Colmar.

Below I’ll cover three possible routes, two direct ways, and a scenic drive.

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Fastest Routes

There are two direct roads that go between these two towns – the D417 and the D514.

Both take about 15 minutes, so pick the one that has the least amount of traffic.

Below is a map that details directions via these two roads. Click on the map to open Google Maps.

Map of the Fastest Routes from Colmar to Eguisheim
Map of the Fastest Routes

Most Scenic Route

The most scenic route follows the Route des 5 Châteaux (The 5 Castle Route). This is a winding road that connects the two towns and passes by some of the most beautiful castles in the region.

Even when I don’t have a lot of extra time, I take this route.

Below is a map with all the suggested stops. Click on the map to open Google Maps.

Map of the Most Scenic Route from Colmar to Eguisheim
Map of the Most Scenic Route

Helpful Tip: To see all the stops on this list and visit Eguisheim you’ll need an entire day.

Stop 1: Château de Pflixbourg

This majestic castle was once the home of important societal figures. It also served as a strategic lookout during the 13th century.

Over the years it’s undergone several restorations, so you can’t climb the castle. But it’s still an impressive area to explore.

If you decide to stop by there is one thing you should be aware of.

Some say that Château de Pflixbourg is haunted by a monster, half-woman, half-dragon. While no ghost attacks have been reported, she does wander the ruins, hoping to find her prince charming.

So, keep your eyes peeled!

Colmar to Château de Pflixbourg:

  • Distance: 10 kilometers (6.2 miles)
  • Driving Time: 20 minutes

Stop 2: Château du Hohlandsbourg

This is the view from Château du Hohlandsbourg. There are trees in the foreground and int he distance you can see vineyards, farms, and even Colmar.
View from Château du Hohlandsbourg

When it comes to stunning views of the Alsatian countryside, Château du Hohlandsbourg doesn’t disappoint. It also boasts an intriguing history that stretches back to the 11th century.

It was restored in the late 19th century after a revolt left it in ruins. And, today, it’s one of the largest castles in the region.

Colmar to Château de Hohlandsbourg:

  • Distance: 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles)
  • Driving Time: 7 minutes

Stop 3: Les Trois Châteaux d’Eguisheim

The Three Castles of Eguisheim were built to protect the village of Eguisheim. Sadly, they were destroyed during the War of the Six Oboles.

And, since then, they have undergone several restorations. You can tour sections of each castle and take in the breathtaking views from the terrace.

Château de Hohlandsbourg to Les Trois Châteaux d’Eguisheim:

  • Distance: 3.6 kilometers (2.2 miles)
  • Driving Time: 8 minutes

Stop 4: Eguisheim

Colorful Half-timbered Houses in Eguisheim. There is an orange-yellow one on the left. And on the right there is a redish, white, and pink one. There are also hanging baskets of flowers on each windowsill.
Colorful Half-Timbered Houses in Eguisheim

This charming Alsatian village is one of my favorites. There are so many things to do in Eguisheim that you could easily spend a few days here. But, if you only have a day, that is more than enough time to see the highlights.

Meander along the cobbled streets and marvel at the beautiful architecture. The most stunning half-timbered houses are along Rue de Rempart.

Then, head to Saint Léon Square. Here you’ll have your choice of cafés and restaurants. It’s also home to the most famous fountain in town!

Les Trois Châteaux d’Eguisheim to Eguisheim:

  • Distance: 5.2 kilometers (3.2 miles)
  • Driving Time: 10 minutes

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Parking in Eguisheim

Eguisheim is very small, so you can’t drive through the town. You’ll have to park and visit on foot.

The nearest parking lot is Parking des Marronniers. And it costs €4 for the day.

4. By Bike

This is a biking path that leads to Eguisheim. It's a dirt path surrounded by vineyards and in the distance you can see a hill with three castles on top.
Biking to Eguisheim

Biking is the most scenic way to travel to Eguisheim. It’s an immersive experience that will show you the most beautiful landscapes in the region.

Plus there are plenty of bike rental options in Colmar. I recommend Lokabike Colmar or Colmar Cycling – Vélodocteurs. Both have a wide selection of affordable options.

Below I’ll cover the two possible ways to travel by bike.

Alsace Wine Route

From Colmar, biking the Alsace Wine to Eguisheim takes about an hour (without any stops). But I always need two hours I like to stop at the Boulangerie Pâtisserie Husser in Turckheim. They make the best sandwiches I’ve ever had.

Helpful Tip: Make sure you check the weather before leaving. I’ve been rained on a few times.

Below is a map detailing my suggested biking route. Click on the map to open Google Maps.

This is a map of the biking path to Eguisheim from Colmar via the Alsace Wine Route.
Alsace Wine Route


If you don’t want the hassle of organizing the trip yourself, the Through Alsace Vineyards and Wine Villages Private Bike Tour is for you.

It’s a full-day excursion that will take you along the Alsace Wine Route. You’ll pass lush vineyards, ancient castles, and, of course, Eguisheim. Then, at the end of the tour, you’ll do a wine tasting and sample one of my favorite varieties – Crémant d’Alsace!

It has a 5/5 star rating, making it one of the top-rated tours from Colmar.

Such a fun and informative bike tour. It was the highlight of our entire trip to France. We enjoyed the views of the vineyard and biking through the towns really gave us a much more in depth look at the region. – Maria P.

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5. By Bus

Taking the bus is the most cost-effective option on this list. But, from my experience, it’s the least convenient.

Yes, it only takes 15 minutes, but they are so infrequent you may end up waiting for hours. On one trip, I ended up waiting four hours!

If you do decide to take the bus, I’ve detailed the route below:

At Colmar’s train station take Bus 68R030 towards Rouffach and get off at the stop called Cave Coopérative in Eguisheim.

Tickets can be bought on the bus for €2.50.

When you arrive make sure to note the return times. The most updated schedules are posted next to the bus stop.

FAQs About the Journey

What is the cheapest way to get From Colmar to Eguisheim?

The cheapest way is to take the bus. A single ticket costs €1.70 or €2.00 on board.

Is it worth it to drive from Colmar to Eguisheim?

Yes, it’s worth it to drive. You’ll pass by some of the most beautiful landscapes in Alsace. Plus, you’ll get to travel at your own pace and plan your own itinerary.

Conclusion and Verdict

Whether you decide to travel by taxi, tour, or bike, getting to Eguisheim from Colmar is, for the most part, hassle-free.

The most convenient way is by tour, but taking a taxi is the fastest. but, no matter what you choose, it’s sure to be an experience like no other.

Now that you know how to get there, it’s time to start planning your trip. So, why not start with a multi-day Alsace itinerary?

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Jen Ciesielski
Jen Ciesielski

Jen Ciesielski is the creator of Dabbling in Jet Lag. She has lived abroad for over ten years, traveled to more than 50 countries, and speaks French and English fluently. Her areas of expertise include moving abroad, learning languages, and travel planning. Originally from the United States, she now lives in France, where she has been for more than six years. She has also traveled extensively around the country. She shares her experiences as an expat living in France and helps thousands of people plan their trips every month.

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