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Tours is incredibly easy to reach from the UK. Get off the Eurostar in Paris and it’s just an hour away by high-speed TGV. You arrive at Tours 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.
Lost & Found:
Ask at the reception desk, located in the station hall in front of platform F Tel:+33 (0)2 34 74 72 59
9.00 – 11.30 and 13.30 – 16.30 Monday – Thursday, Saturday
09.00 – 11:30 Friday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Gare de Tours is comfortable and convenient whether you’re just passing through or waiting for the train to your next adventure.
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
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
For help with boarding you should go to the ‘Acces Plus’ reception, at the information desk opposite platform F, at least 30 minutes before your train leaves.
Tel: +33 (0)890 640 650
06.30 – 21.00 Monday – Thursday
06.30 – 22.00 Friday
06.30 – 20.00 Saturday
08.30 – 23.00 Sunday
Getting to and from the station –
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.
The airport shuttle stops at the the bus station in front of the train station.
There are bicycle spaces onboard the TGV if you want to take your bike on holiday with you.
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