Looking to travel from Nantes to Tours by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 1 hour 56 minutes to travel from Nantes to Tours by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 36 minutes though. You'll usually find 6 trains per day running along the 170 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Tours. SNCF, which is the national train operator in France, will whisk you to Tours on either a TER or Intercités service, both of which are modern trains with comfortable seating.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Nantes to Tours start from $12.67 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Tours by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.
It takes an average of 1h 56m to travel from Nantes to Tours by train, over a distance of around 105 miles (170 km). There are normally 6 trains per day traveling from Nantes to Tours and tickets for this journey start from $12.67 when you book in advance.
From 1h 36m
105 miles (170 km)
6 trains per day
Direct trains available
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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
Most TER trains don't have First or Second Class so the services offered on board are the same for all passengers. Please note that WiFi is not available on TER trains at the moment.
There are no size limits for the baggage you take on board TER trains, so you can travel your way. However, you must be able to carry any baggage you bring unassisted, and it must fit into the dedicated baggage storage spaces on the train.
TER trains do not have any onboard catering facilities, so don't forget to pick up a snack at the station before you leave!
TER trains do not currently have WiFi available.
All children under 12 years old get 50% off the price of a TER ticket - input the age of your child when searching your journey and the discount will be applied automatically. Children under the age of 4 travel for free if they're sat on your lap throughout the journey.
On TER trains, it's free to take your bicycle on board. You can hang it up or store it in a dedicated bicycle area. There are a fixed number of spaces available on each train - they're first come, first served and can't be reserved.
Animals weighing less than 6kg must travel in an appropriate carrier (no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm), stored at your feet or on your lap. Tickets for small animals cost 7€. Animals weighing more than 6kg must wear a muzzle and be kept on a lead at all times. Tickets for larger animals cost 50% of the price of a second class ticket. Up to 2 animals or 2 carriers allowed per passenger. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on board all SNCF trains.
If you are disabled or have reduced mobility, you can reserve special assistance through 'Accès TER'. Someone can meet you at the station and accompany you to your train or TER bus, helping you to get around more easily.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Nantes to Tours by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Nantes and Tours is 1 hour and 56 minutes, with around 6 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Nantes to Tours is 1 hour and 36 minutes.
Train tickets from Nantes to Tours can start from as little as $12.67 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Nantes to Tours without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Nantes to Tours each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Nantes to Tours leaves at 04:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Nantes to Tours leaves at 11:13. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Nantes to Tours cover a distance of around 105 miles (170 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Tours to Nantes.