Means of transports

To move around Tours

You can take Fil Bleu town buses, which run throughout the town and its suburbs. Buses operate from 6-7:00 a.m. to approx. 1:00 a.m.

A single ticket can be used on all routes and is valid for 1 hour. It costs 1.40 € (+0.10 € to create the contactless ticket, in 2013/2014) and has to be purchased on the bus. Books of 10 tickets, day passes, weekly or monthly passes are also available. You can also rent a bicycle from Fil Bleu for 3 to 12 months a year (

Contact information: Espace Fil Bleu, 9 rue Michelet ; Tel : ;

To move outside Tours

⇒ By train: The SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer) offers specials on the Internet (« Découvertes 12-25 », billets Prem’s) – for journeys in France or in Europe. Discount cards (“12-25”, “Escapades”) are also available: they offer discount prices on tickets and for some services proposed by the partners of the SNCF (car rental, for instance).

For your information : it takes 55 minutes to go to Paris, 2 hours to go to Nantes, 2,5/3 hours to go to Bordeaux.

⇒ By bus: you can also use the extensive bus service that runs outside the town; Fil Vert buses will take you within the “département”, and Eurolines buses have routes that operate all over Europe at very attractive prices.

⇒ By plane: Tours-Val de Loire airport operates to different cities in France and abroad, notably: Pau, Figari, London, Dublin, Marrakech, and Porto. It is also very easy to take the train to go directly to Roissy- Charles de Gaulle Airport, and from there, the world is yours! All you need to do is book your tickets in a travel agency or on the Internet.