There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv

$167 - $232

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Metz Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Tours 790

$41 - $70

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Paris Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris - Gallieni to Tours

$69 - $131

Drive  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley 501.7 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Tours St Symphorien  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Tours St Symphorien (TUF) FRA - TUF

$77 - $359

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$107 - $363

Fly to Poitiers, train  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Poitiers (PIS) FRA - PIS
  2. Take the train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$133 - $560

Fly to Nantes, train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nantes (NTE) FRA - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Tours

$143 - $312

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris Orly (ORY) FRA - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$193 - $704

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt am Main and arriving at Tours via Paris - Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 8 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Loire Valley is 658 km. The road distance is 802.7 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley without a car is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Frankfurt am Main station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 8 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Frankfurt Airport to Tours St Symphorien Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Tours station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley is 803 km. It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley.

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Lufthansa and Ryanair offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Tours St Symphorien Airport.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley.
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  • Distance: 411.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Loire Valley, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley via Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse, St-Pierre-des-Corps, and Tours in around 6 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Loire Valley via Paris Gallieni, Paris - Gallieni, and Tours in around 14 h 8 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Munich, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Tours St Symphorien via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Frankfurt to Tours St Symphorien via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Basel, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Munich, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Frankfurt to Poitiers via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nantes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Nantes to Tours
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris - Gallieni to Tours
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Metz
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Metz to Tours
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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