Regional/local transportation

Can we get from Annecy to Tours using regional trains or buses?

Posted by Ruth
Friendship, WI, USA
6 posts

What I am trying to say is that we don't want to have to travel back to Paris to get to Tours. I figured there had to be some sort of regional or local trains or buses and I was just trying to confirm that. Also, that it's not a huge ordeal to do that. Thanks!

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
3576 posts

As opposed to any portion of the trip being on TGV? Yes, there's at least one route/day with coach/IntercitiƩs. I'm not sure I completely understand the question, though...

Posted by Bets
Bloomington
1963 posts

Ruth, It would be very, very hard and long, like a few days! Most everything radiates out of Paris, like the spokes of a wheel. You will have to go back through Paris by train or see if there is a flight from Geneva.

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2244 posts

Deutsche Bahn site shows 2 likely canditates. A bus/train route with a change at Lyon Part-Dieu leaving 9 am, arriving 6 pm, and a bus/bus route with a change at Lyon Part-Dieu leaving at 1 pm and arriving at 8:30 pm. So these ways avoids Paris. These show "not every day" on the schedule, but the second option is about the same time as a TGV connection through Paris (with a 50 minute change from Gare de Lyon to Gare Montparnesse). Probably less money too.

Posted by Ruth
Friendship, WI, USA
6 posts

Thank you much. So I guess we will head back Paris.

Posted by Bets
Bloomington
1963 posts

You wouldn't be able to make a 50 minute change between those two stations in Paris either. At least I was wrong about it taking days.