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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Loire Valley by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train inOui TGV  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Tours Tgv

$45 - $55

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Bus  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Tours 733 / ...

$13 - $23

3 alternative options

Train SNCF  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Paris-Austerlitz to Gare de Tours Paris-Orléans-Tours / ...

$35 - $55

Rideshare  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Tours 148 miles

$16

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Paris to Loire Valley 147.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Loire Valley is to rideshare which costs 14€ and takes 3h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Loire Valley is to train which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 1h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Tours. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Montparnasse and arriving at Tours. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 17m.

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The distance between Paris and Loire Valley is 203 km. The road distance is 236.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Loire Valley without a car is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs 40€ - 50€.

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The train from Paris Montparnasse to Tours takes 1h 17m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Paris to Loire Valley bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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Paris to Loire Valley train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Montparnasse station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Loire Valley is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs 40€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 3h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Loire Valley.
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  • Distance: 126.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 36m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Loire Valley, France?

inOui TGV operates a train from Paris to Loire Valley every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 1h 17m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Loire Valley every 4 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Tours
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 Gare de Paris-Austerlitz to Gare de Tours
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Tours
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Tours
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Paris to Loire Valley bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tours station.

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Paris to Loire Valley train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Tours station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Loire Valley is 236 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Paris to Loire Valley.

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There are 544+ hotels available in Loire Valley. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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

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