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Bordeaux to Tours bus information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains from Bordeaux to Tours

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4h 30m
The average bus ride from Bordeaux to Tours is 4h 30m

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When you purchase a bus ticket from Bordeaux to Tours, your journey will typically be serviced by ALSA, which is a Spanish subsidiary of the UK company National Express. ALSA allows its customers to bring a certain amount of luggage for free, which includes luggage up to 66 pounds. If you want to bring up to 44 extra pounds of luggage, you can do so by paying an additional fee. All luggage that cannot fit inside of the bus in the overhead compartment must be placed in the storage area underneath the bus. It is also possible to purchase insurance through ALSA. Travelers have the right to bring a carry-on item and a personal item as well, but keep in mind that these need to be stored either in the overhead compartment inside of the bus, or underneath your seat.

Buses from Bordeaux to Tours will typically depart from Bordeaux Saint-Jean. Bordeaux Saint-Jean is the primary bus station for the city and can be found a short distance from the city center. If you would like to travel here from the city center, you can do so by driving, which will take around 5 to 10min. It is also possible to use tram line A, which will drop you off right next to the station. Bordeaux to Tours buses will ultimately arrive at the Tours bus station. This station can be found in the city center as well. If you would like to travel to other parts of the city from the station, you can always take the TER bus line.

The first and last departures for buses from Bordeaux to Tours depend on the specific day your travels are planned, as the timetable can change, particularly on public holidays and weekends when there are generally fewer journeys offered. However, travelers will find that the first bus of the day typically will depart just before 6:00 a.m., arriving in Tours at approximately 8:00 a.m. The final departure of the day generally leaves at around 11:55 p.m., ultimately arriving in Tours at somewhere around 4:30 a.m.

If you take a bus from Bordeaux to Tours with ALSA, you will be able to benefit from a selection of amenities that are provided during your trip. For example, almost all buses operated by this company are equipped with free and unlimited Wi-Fi for passengers. Each seat also has its own electrical outlet to help you keep your devices charged while you are onboard the bus. All bus drivers are bilingual, meaning that they speak English and French. The seats are comfortable and provide customers with plenty of legroom. There are also onboard restrooms that everyone is welcome to use throughout the duration of the voyage. Some buses even provide passengers with an entertainment system that allows them to listen to music.

Like the timetable of the first and last departures, the timetable for the number of buses that run between Bordeaux and Tours on a daily basis can vary depending on the specific day that you plan on traveling. In general, you can expect for there to be around 25 daily buses that travel between these two cities. This means that there are two buses that depart Bordeaux for Tours approximately every hour of the day.

The quickest bus available from Bordeaux will take 4h 30m to arrive in Tours.

The distance between Bordeaux and Tours St Symphorien is about 185.8 mi in a straight line. The bus usually takes 4h 30m in normal traffic conditions.


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