How do I get to Angers ?

Just 90 minutes from Paris, with 117 cities within a day's round trip, Angers is a crossroads at the heart of the Greater West.

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The most sustainable way to get to Angers is by public transport. Here are a number of ways to get to Angers, including environmentally-friendly travel.

Getting to Angers by train

TGV services are very frequent, departing from or stopping off at Angers Saint-Laud SNCF station

Here are the main destinations and journey times by train:

  • Atlantic coast 60 min (Nantes 40 min)
  • Paris 90 min
  • Lille 3h30
  • Lyon 3h50
  • Brussels (Thalys / TGV) 4h10
  • London (Eurostar) less than half a day away

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Cycling to Angers

Are you stopping off in Angers on one of the three major cycle routes this summer, the Loire à vélo, the Vélo Francette or the Vallée du Loir à vélo? You can take advantage of the Tourist Office's Bike Concierge service to leave your bike in a secure box and visit Angers on foot at your leisure. If you're coming to or leaving Angers by train, it's highly advisable, if not compulsory, to reserve a cycle space on TER or Intercités trains. Click here to read the SNCF's recommendations for travelling by bike.

Make your journey easier with the Géovélo app. Make a note of your point of departure and your point of arrival, and Geovélo will find you the most suitable route (direct, safe, tourist, etc.) to suit your type of bike (VTC, VAE, cargo bike, etc.).

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Getting to Angers by bus

A large number of long-distance buses provide cheap travel between Angers and the major cities of France and Europe. Find and compare your journeys with

Come to Angers by car with car-sharing

If you're travelling by road, Angers can be reached via the A11, A85 and A87 motorways. Here are the journey times by car from the major towns around Angers:

  • Nantes-Angers: 45 minutes
  • Rennes-Angers: 1h45
  • Paris-Angers: 2h30
  • Bordeaux-Angers: 3h40

Find your carpool route:

Are you a driver? Enter your tourist route and benefit from preferential rates at partner sites (Château de Brissac, Parc Anjou Aventure, Château de Villandry, Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud)

Are you a passenger? Book one of our routes to get to the places you want to visit for less!

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Coming to Angers by plane

Angers is easily accessible by plane, thanks to the nearby airports:

  • Nantes Atlantique airport 40 min by TGV - airport shuttle service to Nantes station
  • Paris CDG airport 2h20 by direct TGV - 84 min from Paris Montparnasse
  • Angers Loire airport 15 min by airport taxi.

the best way of getting around Angers once you're here?

By bus, tram, taxi, bike, foot or scooter... getting around and visiting Angers without a car couldn't be easier in this human-sized city!

Cycling in Angers

If you want to visit Angers and the surrounding area by bike, take advantage of the 215 km of cycle paths. It is also easy to hire a bike if you didn't bring one with you.

Calculate your cycling itinerary on Geovelo, and you'll be able to estimate your journey time, choose the best routes and get online guidance on the mobile application.

Public transport and park-and-ride facilities

Free of charge and with no time limit, the P+R park-and-ride facilities are the best way of avoiding traffic jams in Angers city centre by combining modes of transport, leaving your car outside the city and taking the tram or bus. Click here for more information on the Irigo website. Thanks to the Open payment system, single bus-tram tickets can be paid for by credit card directly on the bus or tram.

Calculate your journey by public transport

To find the mode of transport that suits you best and make the most of your stay, go to the Your journeys section for detailed information.

Consult the page listing all the bus routes in and around Angers (in French)

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