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There are 5 ways to get from Rouen to Tours by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Rouen Rive Droite to Massy-Palaiseau-Grande-Cre Tgv
  2. Take the train from Massy-TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv

103€ - 186€

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Rideshare  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rouen to Tours 308.1 km

20€

3 alternative options

Train via Paris  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Rouen Rive Droite to Paris St Lazare Ter
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to St Pierre Des Corps Tgv

65€ - 95€

Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Rouen to Paris 742 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Tours S703 / ...

21€ - 30€

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Rouen to Tours 307.7 km

30€ - 50€

Rouen to Tours by train

The train journey time between Rouen and Tours is around 7h 50m and covers a distance of around 347 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 3m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Rouen to Tours train service departs from Rouen Rive Droite and arrives in St-Pierre-des-Corps. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 50m
Fastest train time:
3h 3m
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
103€
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:40
Last train departs at:
08:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rouen to Tours train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Rouen to Tours is to rideshare, which costs 20€ and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Rouen to Tours is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rouen to Tours. However, there are services departing from Rouen and arriving at Tours via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rouen to Tours. However, there are services departing from Rouen Rive Droite and arriving at St-Pierre-des-Corps via Massy-TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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The distance between Rouen and Tours is 230 km. The road distance is 307.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Tours without a car is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs 100€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Rouen to Tours, including transfers.

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Rouen to Tours bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rouen station.

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Rouen to Tours train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Rouen Rive Droite station.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Tours is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs 100€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 7h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Rouen to Tours.
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  • Distance: 229.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 37m

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

You can take a train from Rouen to Tours via Massy-Palaiseau-Grande-Cre and Massy-TGV in around 3h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rouen to Tours via Paris in around 7h 25m.

Train operators
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 Rouen Rive Droite to Massy-Palaiseau-Grande-Cre
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Massy-TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Rouen Rive Droite to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 26€
Rail 1st Class
26€ - 40€
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rouen to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Tours
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Tours
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rouen to Tours
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Rouen to Tours train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at St-Pierre-des-Corps station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rouen to Tours is 308 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Rouen to Tours.

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Book your Rouen to Tours bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 169+ hotels available in Tours. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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