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Taking the train from Paris to Tours

Travel by train from Paris to Tours and arrive in around 1h 52m, or just 1h 8m on the fastest direct TGV INOUI high-speed trains. There are around 19 trains per day running from Paris to Tours, 8 of which are direct.

  • All trains depart from Paris Montparnasse station.
  • All trains arrive into Tours station.

You’ll be travelling on a high-speed TGV INOUI trains, capable of speeds of up to 200 mph, so the journey doesn’t take long. During that time you can relax in comfortable seating, enjoy free WiFi and snacks and drinks from the bar carriage.

Once you arrive into Tours, the station is centrally located in this university town so you can start exploring straight away. It’s just a 20-minute stroll from the station to Colmar’s beautiful Place Plumereau, where you can sit and relax with a glass of wine.

Ready to book? Start a search for times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for FAQs about the trip from Paris to Tours by train.

Paris to Tours by train

It takes an average of 2h 29m to travel from Paris to Tours by train, over a distance of around 127 miles (204 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Paris to Tours and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 14m
Price€10 - €158.10
Distance127 miles (204 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationTours
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris to Tours train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Tours for Friday 29th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:26 Paris Montparnasse08:57 ToursTGV INOUI 8331 SNCF Get tickets1h 31m, 1 change
07:37 Paris Austerlitz09:48 ToursTER 14033 SNCF Get tickets2h 11m, direct
07:42 Paris Austerlitz RER C09:52 ToursRER 41561 SNCF Get tickets2h 10m, 2 changes
09:07 Paris Montparnasse10:21 ToursTGV INOUI 8375 SNCF Get tickets1h 14m, 1 change
10:07 Paris Montparnasse11:23 ToursTGV INOUI 8433 SNCF Get tickets1h 16m, 1 change
12:13 Paris Montparnasse14:09 ToursTGV INOUI 8379 SNCF Get tickets1h 56m, 1 change
15:26 Paris Montparnasse16:43 ToursTGV INOUI 8311 SNCF Get tickets1h 17m, direct
15:35 Paris Montparnasse17:55 ToursTGV INOUI 8879 SNCF Get tickets2h 20m, 1 change
15:42 Paris Austerlitz RER C18:20 ToursRER 47529 SNCF Get tickets2h 38m, 2 changes
16:24 Paris Austerlitz18:58 ToursTER 14055 SNCF Get tickets2h 34m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO, TER and SNCF trains from Paris to Tours

You can travel from Paris to Tours on TGV, OUIGO, TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Tours

Train tickets from Paris to Tours start at €10 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €59.68.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price49.90
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price52.29
on the day
avg. single price59.68

Book in advance

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 Paris to Tours by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Tours? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Paris to Tours take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Tours is 2 hours and 29 minutes, with around 15 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris and Tours by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Tours is 1 hour and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Tours cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Tours can start from as little as €10 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.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Tours?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Tours without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Paris to Tours. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris to Tours leave?

The first train from Paris to Tours leaves at 07:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Tours leave?

The last train from Paris to Tours leaves at 21:06. 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.

What's the distance between Paris and Tours by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Tours cover a distance of around 127 miles (204 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Tours to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Tours.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Tours for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/05/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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