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There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Tours by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Pierre Des Corps Intercités / ...

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Rideshare  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Tours 486.5 km

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station to Tours N724 / ...

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Tours 486.6 km

Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) LYS - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to St Pierre Des Corps

Fly to Nantes, train  •  6h 14m

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

Lyon to Tours by train

42 Weekly Trains
4h 50m Average Duration
€75 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Tours is to rideshare which costs €31 and takes 5h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Lyon to Tours is to drive which takes 4h 30m and costs €80 - €120.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station station and arriving at Tours. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at St Pierre Des Corps. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Lyon and Tours is 466 km. The road distance is 486.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Tours without a car is to train which takes 4h 50m and costs €75 - €170.

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The train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Pierre Des Corps takes 4h 50m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Lyon to Tours bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station.

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Lyon to Tours train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Tours is to train which takes 4h 50m and costs €75 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 6h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Tours.
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  • Distance: 466 km
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Tours, France?

SNCF operates a train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Pierre Des Corps 4 times a day. Tickets cost €80 - €170 and the journey takes 4h 50m. TGV inOui also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station to Tours twice daily. Tickets cost €35 - €55 and the journey takes 6h 40m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Air Cairo
Website
flyaircairo.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €160
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Train operators
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 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €170
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€80 - €120
Rail 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€45 - €70
Rail 1st Class
€70 - €110
Train from Nantes to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €75
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
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
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €130
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€75 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €130
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€50 - €70
1st Class
€70 - €95
Train from Nantes to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€35 - €50
1st Class
€55 - €75
TER BreizhGo
Phone
+33 2 97 54 80 00
Website
mobibreizh.bzh
Train from Gare de Nantes to Gare de Saint-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
TER BreizhGo
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.fr
Bus from Lyon, Perrache Bus Station to Tours
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lyon to Tours
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€31
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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Lyon to Tours bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tours station.

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Lyon to Tours train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St Pierre Des Corps station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Tours is 487 km. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Lyon to Tours.

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There are 1453+ hotels available in Tours. Prices start at €55 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lyon and Tours. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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