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
Note that: Ryanair offers flights from Londres Stansted to Tours.
There is a direct TGV from Bruxelles to Saint-Pierre des Corps (Tours’ suburb)