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Travel Information from London to Tours

distanceDistance286 miles (462 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus

Take a bus to travel 286 miles (462 km) between London and Tours. BlaBlaCar Bus is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct from London to Tours.

How to travel from London to Tours?

It is possible to travel from London to Tours by bus, plane or train. Travelling by bus is the most cost-effective way of making the journey. However, this is the longest way of travelling with journey times of up to 13.5 hours. In contrast, the direct flight time from London Stansted Airport to Tours is just 1.5 hours. FlixBus operates the bus routes while flights are provided by Ryanair and train services by Eurostar. There are two to three bus departures every day of the week, up to six daily train services and one daily flight from Monday to Friday. 

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Tours?

Save money by travelling from London to Tours by bus. Operated by FlixBus (formerly Eurolines), the route between the two cities takes approximately between 12.5 and 13.5 hours. Journeys start at London Victoria Coach Station with buses arriving at Tours Rue Eduoard-Vaillant. Choose from two to three departures every day of the week, all of which require one connection en route. This is made in Paris at the Gare Routiere International de Paris-Gallieni. Departure times vary with afternoon or evening buses not arriving until the following morning.

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Tours?

The fastest way to travel from London to Tours is by plane with a flight time of just 1.5 hours. Leave extra time for getting to and from the airports and for security checks. London Stansted Airport (STN) is close to major motorway links while a high-speed train service runs regularly to the airport from London Liverpool Street Station. Tours Val de Loire Airport (TUF) is linked to the city center by road, tram or bus. The direct route is operated by Ryanair with one departure a day from Monday to Friday. There are no flights at the weekend.

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Travel from London to Tours by bus

FlixBus provides coach services from London to Tours with between one and three departures every day of the week. Journey times are from just over 12.5 hours to around 13.5 hours with departure times varying from day to day. Afternoon and evening services arrive in Tours the following morning. One connection is required during the journey and this is made at Gare Routiere International de Paris-Gallieni. All bus routes depart from London Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Tours Rue Eduoard-Vaillant. London Victoria Coach Station is in the heart of London and within easy reach of many tourist attractions. It is a few minutes walk from London Victoria Train Station. Both bus and train stations are part of Transport for London's extensive network of regional, suburban and local trains, underground services and local buses. Rue Eduoard-Vaillant is adjacent to Gare de Tours, the city's main train station. From here it is just a short walk to the city center, the River Loire and tourist attractions such as Saint-Gatien Cathedral. 

Travel from London to Tours by plane

From Monday to Friday, Ryanair operates one flight a day from London to Tours. There are no flights on Saturdays and Sundays. While the flight is direct with just 1.5 hours spent in the air, passengers should leave plenty of time for getting to and from the airports as well as for security checks and collecting their luggage on arrival. The departure time varies from day to day. All flights depart from London Stansted Airport (STN) and arrive at Tours Val de Loire Airport (TUF). London Stansted Airport is located just under 39 miles north of London city center. There are motorway and rail links from across England as well as a high-speed and frequent train service from London Liverpool Street Station that takes just under one hour. Tours Val de Loire Airport is on the outskirts of the city center which is easily reached by bus, tram or taxi. 

Travel from London to Tours by train

Eurostar offers up to six departures a day of trains from London to Tours. All routes require a connection at Paris and take between 4 hours 45 minutes and just under 5.5 hours. Departures start in the early morning and continue until the early evening. Trains all depart from London St Pancras International while arrivals are at Tours St Pierre des Corps Station which is located to the east of the city. The city center can be reached by car, taxi or local bus, a journey of approximately 40 minutes. Visitors can explore the historic city on foot or by bus.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Tours, France from London, United Kingdom currently allowed?

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Tours, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Tours from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Tours, France from London?

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Tours, France?

The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 11/30/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between London and Tours closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Tours, France due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from France is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from France?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from France?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 11/30/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Tours.

How do I reach Tours from London?

You can go from London to Tours by bus.

What is the distance between London and Tours?

The London to Tours distance is around 286 miles (462 km).

When traveling from London to Tours, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Tours?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Tours:

  • Buses mostly leave from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and tend to arrive in Gare de Tours.
Which travel operators can get me to Tours from London?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from London to Tours:

  • You can travel to Tours from London by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $53 (€44) with BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Tours.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between London and Tours ends?
Omio customers who travel from London to Tours often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Orléans or Bordeaux. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Tours and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book tickets from London to Tours online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from London to Tours, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $53 (€44) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking London to Tours tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.