Tours Train Station

Welcome to the Gare de Tours Train Station page

Here you’ll find information about the Gare de Tours Train Station, click on the tabs aboveNotice this to get more details.

On the rightenter your departure (Gare de Tours), destination and travel date, then click the ‘Find trains‘ button and you will receive real time schedules, best price options, travel times and you’ll be able to make a secure reservation online.

Click the ‘BOOK A TRAIN NOW‘ button on the right and you’ll be able to receive real-time booking information from Gare de Tours train station including: schedules, best ticket price options, travel times. You’ll be able to make an immediate secure reservation and ticket purchase from the official vendor with client service generally in your own language. In most instances you’ll be able to print your own e-ticket or retrieve it from a distributor on arrival in France or have it delivered before departure.

Below, click on the link for your home country to see information in your language and check Real Time Schedules, Prices and Travel Times and make A SECURE PURCHASE.

France and European City to City Train Tickets:

Train travel to and from the gare de Tours train station offers you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient rail service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside.

USA – UK – Argentina – Australia – Belgium-Fr – Belgium-Nl – Brazil – Canada – France – GCC Countries – Germany – Hong Kong – India – Israel – Italy – Japan-Jp – Mexico, Central America, Caribbean – Netherlands – New Zealand – Singapore – South Africa – Spain – Switzerland-Fr – Switzerland-De – Rest of the world (English) – Rest of the world (Español) – 中国 – 香港 – 日本 – 한국 – 新加坡

Train Passes:

If you are a couple or more people and travelling by train on 3 different days or more (from Gare de Tours train station or any other French or European train station) in one or a few European countries then buying a European Rail Pass could be to your budgetary advantage compared to ‘point-to-point’ tickets. Click below to see Rail Pass options (Rail Passes can not be purchased in European countries, only overseas.):

USA – Argentina – Australia – Brazil – Canada – GCC Countries – Hong Kong – India – Israel – Japan-Jp – Mexico, Central America, Caribbean – New Zealand – Singapore – South Africa – Rest of the world (English) – Rest of the world (Español) – 中国 – 香港 – 日本 – 한국 – 新加坡

Seat Reservations:

USA – UK – Rest of World. Already have a Rail Pass? You must also have a seat reservation from Tours train station on cross-border trains, High speed trains (TGV…), a majority of Intercite and night trains. Simply jump aboard other trains and take any seat with your validated Rail Pass.

Groups of 10+:

USA – UK – Rest of World. Direct contact with a multi-lingual rail consultant for special group rates for ten or more travelers from Gare de Tours train station: Think about family, friends, cruise excursions and anything else from pilgrimages to  Scouts. Study groups to sports teams including concert travel, social and corporate groups. Plenty bonus discounts included for local transport and museum passes. For a groups of sleepers and seats together, reserve well in advance for peace of mind.

France and Europe organized Rail Tours:

No hassle adventure with truly personalized service. All in one package for rail transfers, top-notch hotels and meals. An tour manager in your language and experienced local guides make your vacation a never to-be-forgotten experience. Whatever your taste, Rail Tours has something for you train excursions: Festivals, Short Breaks and Carnivals. For history buffs it’s Cities, Sights and Battlefields. For the ecology, relaxed types: Lakes and Mountains. Plenty of other possibilities: New Year and other Holidays and follow your Special Interest. Talk to an agent now, via this link.

The earlier you book (60-90 days before travel) the better and cheaper the options, not to mention your peace of mind knowing your train travel plans have been settled with a trustworthy, 75 years of experience, company that serves over 5 million customers a year.

Tours is incredibly easy to reach from the UK and elsewhere. Get off the Eurostar in Paris and it’s just an hour away by high-speed TGV. You arrive at Tours train station in the heart of the city – right next to the tourist office and moments away from the main sights and hotels. With the highly efficient bus network outside – and taxis if you need them – where you explore first is entirely up to you.

Its central location and excellent rail links make Tours an excellent base from which you can easily explore the Loire region and beyond.

You’ll most likely arrive at Tours Station from Paris, by high-speed TGV – an easy journey of around an hour. From Paris Charles de Gaulle airport it takes around another half an hour.

Outside the city centre, St. Pierre Des Corps station handles the trains that don’t terminate in Tours.

The station was originally built in 1846 but later demolished. The architect Victor Laloux directed its rebuilding in 1898.

In 2006, the station underwent renovation, notably its façade. Sheets of gold were added, as Laloux had originally envisaged.

Trolleys are available for luggage.

Gare de Tours is comfortable and convenient whether you’re just passing through or waiting for the train to your next adventure.

Telephones are available in the station.

Business lounges & waiting rooms:
There’s a public waiting room opposite platform F, by the information desk.

Banks and currency exchange:
There are cash point machines in the station.
There’s also foreign exchange:
08.45 – 18.00 Monday to Saturday



Assistance Voyageurs Handicapés
Call for information: +33 (0)890 640 650
07.00 – 22.00 every day at least 2 days before departure

This is a free service available in about 400 stations across France. If you require assistance boarding you should turn up 30 minutes before your train leaves. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are also available if required. More information in French only.

Lost & Found

If you lose or find something. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Call: +33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35 (24/7 8am – 8pm indicate your lost property) In France 36 35 (cost: 0,40 € / minute) #22
  2. Via the web: you need to create an account. In French but understandable
  3. In a station: Details here scroll to end of page

Your lost property is registered and information is available online for one month. Cost of 5€ or 10€ to claim your object.

Luggage storage
There are no luggage storage facilities at this station
Suggestion: Ask a nearby shop to store your bags … and offer them a few Euros


06.30 – 21.30 Monday – Thursday and Saturday, including Bank Holidays
06.30 – 22.00 Friday and Sunday, including Bank Holidays

06.30 – 20.00 Monday – Thursday and Saturday, including Bank Holidays
06.30 – 21.00 Friday and Sunday, including Bank Holidays

Getting to and from the station

On foot:
It’s an easy stroll from the station to many of the important sights and hotels.

There’s a taxi rank in front of the station operated by GIE.
Tel : +33 (0)2 47 20 30 40

Fil Bleu town buses run from the bus station in front of the train station.
See the Fil Bleu website for fares and routes.

Fil Vert operates an inter-city coach service.

Airport shuttle:
The airport shuttle stops at the the bus station in front of the train station.

By bike:
There are bicycle spaces onboard the TGV if you want to take your bike on holiday with you.

Tours Tourist Information Office

78-82 rue Bernard Palissy,

Open Hours

April – September:
Weekdays: 08:30 – 19:00
Sundays and bank holidays: 10:00 – 12:30 & 14:30 – 17:00

October to March:
Weekdays: 09:00 – 12:30 & 13:30 – 18:00
Sundays and bank holidays: 10:00 – 13:00

Closed: New Year’s Day and Christmas Day

Telephone: +33 (0)2 47 70 37 37


Tourist Activities

The ultimate personalized tour of France. From biking to hiking to wine and gourmet tours you’re pampered and taken care of from start to finish. The no worries, no organization, it’s all taken care of for you vacation. Just sit back and enjoy.


Accommodation around the gare de Tours train station

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Transport options at the gare de Tours train station

There are buses and taxis at the exit of the station.

Car Rental

At the Gare de Tours Train Station you can rent a car from all the major rental car companies. Or, better yet, rent a car online and have it ready and waiting for you on arrival.

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Car Parking

Plenty of car parking is available nearby. You can be assured of a spot by securely reserving your own ahead of time, online.

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