Travelling to Tours
There are a number of different road routes into Tours, as the city lies at
the junction of the north-south and east-west communication lines of Europe.
It is situated on highway A10, where it intersects with national routes N10,
N76, N101, N138, N143, and N152 and with D29 and D140. Highways are well marked,
so getting lost is unlikely to be a problem.
Rail travel to Tours is simple, with both the high-speed TGV system and the
standard train system running to the city. From Paris, you can catch the TGV
to Tours from Gare Montparnasse; the trip takes 55 minutes. Non-TGV trains destined
for Tours leave from Gare d'Austerlitz. From Britain, train travellers will
need to make use of the Channel Tunnel.
France has an excellent coach network, via which Tours can be reached from
other French cities and major European centres. The city and its suburbs are
serviced by an efficient local bus system known as Fil Bleu.
Tours has its own airport, located just 10 minutes driving time away from the
town centre. For the trip in, taxis can be found outside the airport terminal,
and each incoming flight is met by a bus.
Alternatively, several ferries run between the UK and ports in Normandy.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Hotel de l'Univers
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full list of hotels and online booking