|Transport for Amboise, France|
|Trains and buses serve Amboise, planes land nearby, and car hire/rental is the best way to visit several châteaux.|
Amboise is 210 km (130 miles) southwest of Paris (map) and 25 km (16 miles) east of Tours and the A10 highway.
SNCF trains serve the Gare d'Amboise SNCF located on the north bank of the River Loire (map), 1.3 km (8/10 mile, 17-minute walk) north of the place Michel Debré.
Direct Paris - Amboise
Intercité trains depart Paris's Gare d'Austerlitz several times daily for the 1.5 to 1.75-hour ride to Amboise. These are the most convenient trains.
Paris - Orléans - Amboise
Other Intercité trains depart Paris's Gare d'Austerlitz for Orléans, at which you transfer to a TER regional train to Amboise, making the trip in just over 2 hours total.
Paris - St-Pierre/Tours - Amboise
Otherwise, fast TGV trains depart Paris's Gare de Montparnasse for the Gare de Saint Pierre des Corps, 4 km from the city of Tours. You must then walk, take a shuttle bus or a taxi from Saint Pierre des Corps to the Gare de Tours (25 minutes) to board a TER regional train for the final 10-minute ride to Amboise, making the journey in about 1.75 hours total.
Regional buses connect Amboise with nearby towns. More...
A scheduled van service connects Amboise with the château town of Chenonceaux once or twice daily in summer. The Office de Tourisme in Amboise has details. More...
The city of Amboise operates four municipal bus lines, Le Bus. Line 1 connects the Gare d'Amboise with Place Max Ernst, the location of the Office de Tourisme in the city center near the Château d'Amboise. The Line 1 bus makes eight or nine trips daily. Lines 2, 3 and 4, meant mostly for market trips, have only limited trips, perhaps once a day, and only on certain days of the week. More...
The Aéroport Tours Val de Loire (TUF), 25 km (16 miles) west of Amboise, serves flights to and from London (Stansted), Marseilles, Porto, Marrakech and other domestic and international routes. More...
The drive from Paris to Amboise along the A10 highway takes about 2.5 hours (map).
The easiest way to visit a variety of Loire Valley châteaux is in your own hire/rental car. Check for rates, locations and availability here—>