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Tours 'Val de Loire' Airport

Actually officially called Aeroport de St.Symphorien, the airport is located 6 km northeast of the city of Tours and is a good option as a destination as it gives excellent access to the whole of  Loire Valley/Centre region. The airport itself is a 10 minute bus/taxi trip to the city centre where you have access to the  TGV and SNCF rail networks.

The airport is open seven days a week with frequent services from Ryanair to and from London Stansted. The recently refurbished terminal is small but adequate and enjoys free short term parking or car rental facilities.  You are just five minutes from the A10 motorway with its links to Paris and the north or to Bordeaux and the south.  

Although Tours Airport is a good option Angers, Nantes, Poitiers (if you are visiting Southern Touraine) plus new flights into La Rochelle and Angouleme offer alternative routes to access the pleasures of this area. Both rail and road links are excellent between all these destinations. 

The restaurant, which we have tried, offers food at a good quality and price although the staff can be a little overwhelmed at times.

It is around 20 minutes from Tours Val de Loire Airport to Tours city centre railway and bus stations and a similar time to the TGV train station at St Pierre des Corps in the city suburbs.

Shuttle buses run between the airport and Tours bus station, departing 20 mins.after Ryanair flight arrival. Price is 5 .

Return journey between the bus station the airport, departs 1 hr  50 mins. before Ryanair flight departure. Again the price is 5 € .


You can also hire a car to continue your journey to your accommodation.


Other airports giving you access to the Loire Valley with distance from Tours



  Poitiers - Biard Airport - Poitiers, France                               94km
  Limoges - Bellegarde Airport - Limoges, France                 173km
  Nantes Atlantique Airport - Nantes, France                           178km
  Paris-Orly Airport - Paris, France                                            194km
  La Rochelle - Île de Ré Airport - La Rochelle, France         198km
  Rennes – Saint-Jacques Airport - Rennes, France               201km
  Charles De Gaulle International Airport - Paris, France       227km


Access map:

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To get directions to/from the airport and see map, type in your destination or your starting point, 



'Le Grand Pressigny'



External links:


Official site tours.aeroport