Travel to Le Mans

Travel to Le Mans

By plane

As there is easy TGV access from Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports, there is absolutely no point in trying to get to Le Mans by plane, unless you have a private or charter (small) plane.

Ryanair operate flights from London and Porto to Aeroport Tours Val de Loire, just outside the city of Tours approximately 100 km from Le Mans.

By train

The TGV stops in Le Mans, and many TGV West-bound trains leaving from Paris/Lille stop in Le Mans.

From Gare Montparnasse in Paris, there are trains every hour or so, and the 210-km trip takes 55 min.

There is a direct TGV service from Charles de Gaulle Airport, the trip takes 90 min, and the train ticket to Le Mans can be combined with your incoming flight, as if it was a connecting domestic flight.

There is also a direct TGV service from Massy Palaiseau TGV station which is easily accessible from Orly Airport.

From Le Mans, you can easily access Brittany, Bordeaux or Nantes.

Some TGV trains run to and from Lille for Eurostar connections to and from London.

Regional trains give you access to or from neighbouring towns like Angers, Tours or Laval.

By car

Le Mans has many good road links to the rest of the country. The A11 "L'Oceane" highway runs from Paris to Nantes via Le Mans, and the A81 from Le Mans heads West to Rennes.

It takes roughly 2h from Paris to drive to Le Mans.