How to Get Here
The fastest way to travel from Paris to Tours is to take a TGV (fast train):
Directly at Charles de Gaulle’s airport (CDG) if you land there.
From Montparnasse’s railway station if you come from somewhere else.
Buy your TGV train ticket from a machine or at a desk. The ticket includes a booking which is compulsory when travelling on a TGV train.
If you can, buy your ticket in your country to be sure to have a seat in the TGV of your choice. Book your ticket a long time ahead, it will cost you less: https://en.oui.sncf/en/
To validate your ticket, do not forget to get it stamped before getting on the TGV: you have to insert the ticket inside one of the yellow machines near the station platforms.
If your TGV does not go to Tours (Tours’ railway station is in a dead-end), get off the train at Saint-Pierre-des –Corps. From there, take a shuttle train to Tours. It is usually on the same platform. The trip lasts 5 minutes.
How to go to Montparnasse railway station?
From Charles de Gaulle’s airport (CDG)
Take a Direct bus
Terminal 1,stop is at the “arrivées” sign
Terminals 2B and 2D at gate D14
Terminals 2A and 2C at gate 10
Between the terminals 2E and 2F at gates 8-9
Bus every 30 minutes from 6 .00 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.
A taxi from CDG airport to Montparnasse railway station costs €55.
From another railway station in Paris, you can take a taxi (€10 to 20 depending on the day, the time of the day and traffic) or the subway.
Be neither in a hurry nor leaded with luggage because you will have to walk a lot and also go up and down many stairs. Look for the following lines: Porte d’Orléans, Châtillon-Montrouge, Mairie d’Issy or Charles de Gaulle-Etoile. These 4 lines go through Montparnasse-Bienvenue. The name of a line corresponds to the name of the last subway station.
From Montparnasse railway station to Tours
Buy a TGV ticket to Tours. A return ticket in a second class costs from €45 to €90. There are approximately 12 TGV trains a day going to Tours from Montparnasse.
Low cost travels
Take a regular train at Austerlitz railway station (the journey lasts 2 to 3 hours), a Ouigo bus or a Flixbus bus!
Note that: Ryanair offers flights from Londres Stansted to Tours.
There is a direct TGV from Bruxelles to Saint-Pierre des Corps (Tours’ suburb)
Have a safe journey and see you soon at CLE!