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There are 10 ways to get from Barcelona to Tours by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to St Pierre Des Corps Tgv

174€ - 308€

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Fly Barcelona to Tours St Symphorien  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Tours St Symphorien (TUF) BCN - TUF

39€ - 188€

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Bus  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Tours Bcn5

75€ - 110€

Bus via Niort  •  16h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Niort N721
  2. Take the bus from Niort to Tours N1152

50€ - 60€

Drive  •  8h 44m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Tours 951.2 km

100€ - 160€

Fly Barcelona to Nantes, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nantes (NTE) BCN - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to St Pierre Des Corps

67€ - 205€

Fly Barcelona to Paris Orly, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Paris Orly (ORY) BCN - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to St Pierre Des Corps

90€ - 275€

Fly Barcelona to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Paris CDG (CDG) BCN - CDG
  2. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to St Pierre Des Corps

112€ - 324€

Train to Perpignan, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
  2. Fly from Perpignan (PGF) to Paris Orly (ORY) PGF - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to St Pierre Des Corps

148€ - 506€

Fly Barcelona to Bordeaux, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bordeaux (BOD) BCN - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to St Pierre Des Corps

119€ - 321€

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The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Tours is to bus via Niort, which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 16h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Tours is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 280€ and takes 6h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Tours. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 13h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Tours. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at St Pierre Des Corps via Narbonne and Bordeaux St Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 15m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Tours is 678 km. The road distance is 951.2 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tours without a car is to train which takes 9h 15m and costs 170€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 9h 15m to get from Barcelona to Tours, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Tours bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Tours train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tours is to train which takes 9h 15m and costs 170€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 13h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 190€ and takes 9h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Tours.
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  • Distance: 678.3 km
  • Duration: 9h 15m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Tours, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Tours via Narbonne and Bordeaux St Jean in around 9h 15m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Tours once daily. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 13h 30m. Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
26€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
26€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 160€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 400€
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Perpignan to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Tours St Symphorien via Paris CDG, Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 460€
Flights from Barcelona to Tours St Symphorien via Porto
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Barcelona to Tours St Symphorien via Marrakech
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from Barcelona to Tours St Symphorien via Palma Mallorca, Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
25€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Tours St Symphorien via Paris Orly, Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 180€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
210€ - 750€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
Rail 1st Class
60€ - 95€
Train from Nantes to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
60€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 75€
Train from Nantes to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nantes to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Tours
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Tours
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Niort
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Niort to Tours
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Barcelona to Tours bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Tours station.

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Barcelona to Tours train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at St Pierre Des Corps station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Tours is 951 km. It takes approximately 8h 44m to drive from Barcelona to Tours.

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Volotea, Air France and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Nantes Airport.

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