France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transportation for Poitiers, France
Right on the TGV Atlantique high-speed train line, Poitiers is easy to reach.





Aéroport Poitiers Biard (PIS), 3 km (2 miles) west of the center of Poitiers, offers flights to and from Edinburgh, London (Stansted), and Lyon by Hop!


The TGV Atlantique line connects Paris and Bordeaux through Poitiers, making connections to those two important cities fast and easy.

TGV trains connect Paris's Gare de Montparnasse directly with the Gare de Poitiers - Centre in less than two hours. The Gare serves TGV, express, and regional TER Poitou-Charentes trains.


City bus transport within greater Poitou is operated by Vitalis. Numerous bus routes connect the Gare de Poitiers (bus stops: Gare Léon Blum or Gare Grand Cerf), at the bottom of the hill, with the historic city center at the top of the hill: Lignes 1, 3, 11, 16, 17 and others.

Regional buses connecting the cities and towns of the département of Vienne (of which Poitou is the capital) are run by the Ligne de Vienne.

Hotels & Flats in Poitiers

What to See & Do

About Poitiers

Tourist Information



La Rochelle

Poitou-Charentes Transport

Poitou-Charentes Region


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Gare de Poitiers SNCF, Poitiers, France

Gare de Poitiers SNCF, a modern station
built to replace the one bombed in WWII.





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