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Trains to Tours

The city of Tours, by the River Loire, is little more than an hour from Paris by train. Tours boasts a very fine Old Town and one of France’s most striking Gothic cathedrals. Tours is elegant and stylish, an ideal city for a city break or longer stay. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Loire Valley with its famous châteaux and magnificent vineyards.

Tours has two important railway stations. The city centre station, called the Gare de Tours, is a lovely terminus in classic beaux-arts style. It lies due south of the cathedral near the Vinci International Congress Centre. The other station is called Saint-Pierre-des-Corps. Its bold modern design evokes mixed reactions. Two or three local trains per hour shuttle between the two stations, taking five minutes for the three-kilometre hop.

High-speed trains to Paris run from both stations, typically taking 75 minutes from Tours to the French capital. There is a slightly wider choice of departure times from Saint-Pierre-des-Corps than from the city-centre station. TGVs to other French cities generally serve only Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, with trains running direct to Bordeaux, Lille, Avignon, Marseille, Strasbourg and Charles de Gaulle Airport (near Paris).

The Gare de Tours in the city centre offers a good range of regional and Intercités services, with regular departures to Bourges, Lyon, Angers, Nantes, Orléans, Poitiers and Caen.

Travel to Tours by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

London to Tours by train

from $110.65

Avg 1 change 4hr 37m

Paris to Tours by train

from $18.23

Avg 0 changes 1hr 8m

Saint-Pierre-des-Corps to Tours by train

from $1.89

Avg 0 changes 5m

Le Mans to Tours by train

from $19.49

Avg 0 changes 59m

Blois to Tours by train

from $8.80

Avg 0 changes 29m

Amboise to Tours by train

from $5.66

Avg 0 changes 17m

Chinon to Tours by train

from $6.92

Avg 0 changes 47m

Lille to Tours by train

from $43.38

Avg 1 change 2hr 48m

Bordeaux to Tours by train

from $25.15

Avg 1 change 1hr 48m

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Tours by train

from $18.23

Avg 1 change 1hr 47m

Chenonceaux to Tours by train

from $8.17

Avg 0 changes 26m

Lyon to Tours by train

from $17.60

Avg 0 changes 4hr 55m

Angers to Tours by train

from $12.57

Avg 0 changes 50m

Poitiers to Tours by train

from $14.46

Avg 0 changes 1hr 2m

Caen to Tours by train

from $32.69

Avg 0 changes 2hr 43m

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