France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transportation for Orléans, France
Orléans has two train stations. The one in the city center is probably the one you want.





Orléans has two train stations, the Gare d'Orléans SNCF in the city center (sometimes called the Gare d'Orléans - Centre), and the Gare des Aubrais - Orléans SNCF, 2.6 km (1.6 miles) to the north (map).

Most travelers will want to use the central Gare d'Orléans. There are plenty of good hotels just across the street at the northern end of the Rue de la République. More...

Paris - Orléans

TER trains connect Paris's Gare d'Austerlitz with both Orléans train stations in about 110 minutes, stopping at numerous towns along the way. Intercité trains run nonstop from Paris's Gare d'Austerlitz to both Orléans stations in about 90 minutes. In Orléans you can connect with TER Interloire regional trains to reach other cities and towns of the Loire Valley (see below).

TER Interloire Regional Trains

TER Interloire regional trains run all the way from the Atlantic coast at Le Croisic via Nantes, Angers, Saumur and Tours to Orléans, connecting with local trains to Amboise, Beaugency, BloisChambord and Langeais.


Ouibus, isilines and eurolines intercity buses connect Orléans with other cities in France and Europe.

Touraine Fil Vert regional buses go to several smaller Loire Valley towns, including Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceaux, Chinon, Langeais, Noizay, Villandry and Vouvray. More...

City Trams & Buses

It's only 1.2 km (3/4 mile, 18 minutes' walk) from the Gare d'Orléans to the Pont George V over the Loire River, so Orléans is a fine city to explore on foot.

If you want to ride,you can. City trams and buses are operated by TAO, with the Gare d'Orléans at the center of the network. More...

The north-south tram Ligne A is useful for travel from the Gare d'Orléans south along the rue de la Républic to the central place du Général de Gaulle and beyond to the Pont George V over the Loire River.

Car Hire/Rental

You can pick up a rental/hire car at the Gare d'Orléans in the city center. Use the handy search box on the right —> to find companies, rates and availability. More...


With Paris and its airports only an hour away by train, Orléans does not have significant air traffic. The Aéroport du Loiret — Orléans - Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel is a general aviation airport without scheduled flights.

Loire Valley Transport

Orléans Hotels

What to See & Do

About Orléans

Tourist Information

Loire Valley

Châteaux of the Loire




  Gare d'Orléans SNCF, Orléans, France

Gare d'Orléans SNCF in the city center. The former station, heavily damaged in World War II, was replaced by this dramatic, attractive structure.



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