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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

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Tours, France is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Tours from London?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Tours, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 1/24/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between London and Tours.

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from France is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to London from Tours restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 1/24/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Tours closer to your date of departure here.

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

Omio customers who travel from London to Tours often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Bordeaux or Orléans. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Tours and these popular destinations at a great price.
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