How to get to Touraine Loire Valley

The modern tram of Tours and the train station. Loire Valley, France. How to get to Touraine Loire Valley © Léonard de Serres

If on the spot, you can rent a bicycle, a moto and of course a car (Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Rentacar...) or even take a local train or bus (www.jvmalin.fr/en), let's see how to get to Touraine, in the Loire Valley! 

And for more information, contact the tourism office of the city of Tours.

Loire Valley by train

The TOURS / SAINT-PIERRE-DES-CORPS train station benefits from efficient connections to PARIS, with the TGV Atlantique high-speed train line: 16 round-trip TGV trains per day. In one hour, from PARIS (Montparnasse train station), you can be in the city centre of Tours.

The TGV train network has also made direct links possible between Tours and Ile de France cities (Massy, Marne-la-Vallée and Disneyland Paris), as well as access to the entire world with service to the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport. Large cities to the north are also easy to reach, such as Lille (3:00), Brussels (3:30) and London (4:20).

Practical: www.voyages-sncf.com (the rail transport French company)

Loire Valley by car

Touraine is located at the intersection of several major roadways:

  • The A10 Aquitaine motorway Paris-Bordeaux 
  • The A85 links Tours to Nantes
  • The A28 links Tours to Rouen (Normandy) 

Practical: http://en.sites.vinci-autoroutes.com/ (VINCI Autoroutes, the major motorway private company)

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Loire Valley by plane

Open 24/7, the Tours-Val de Loire airport provides a warm, personalised welcome and offers amenities such as business lounges, a restaurant, a free 225-car parking lot...

Taxis, rental cars and buses are also available upon request. Direct links to the Tours city centre and the TGV train station in under 10 minutes. 5 min from the A10 motorway (Paris-Bordeaux). 

Direct flights:

  • throughout the year: London-Stansted, Porto and Marrakech ;
  • during summer: Dublin, Marseille, Ajaccio and Figari.

Practical: http://www.tours.aeroport.fr/home (TOURS-VAL DE LOIRE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) 

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