Aéroport Tours Val de Loire (TUF) - is one of minor airports, territorially situated in the department Indre-et-Loire (commune of Tours and Parçay-Meslay). Airport is at a distance only 6 km away from the city Tours- the administrative center of the department. Today Tours Val de Loire Airport is mostly catering for internal domestic and international flights and private jet activities and is operated by Ministry of Defense.
Spot of history
The airport is located on the military Tours Air Base 604 which represented a training center in the early 20th century. The school trained French and Americans aviators and pilots. It consisted also a Radio and Photographic schools, afterwards in 1918 total control was returned to the French Air Force for military utility until 1960s, and so thereafter was opened to public civil and commercial use.
Facilities and infrastructure of the Tours Val de Loire Airport
The Tours Val de Loire Airport represents the terminal building with terminal entrances, check-in areas and arrivals facilities as well as departure area for boarding, departure lounges and both international and domestic gates. All passengers are invited to arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to their flight. RYANAIR Online check-in should be made up-to 2 hours prior to the flight through Ryanair website: set selection starts from 2.99 euros. As regards Charter flights, check airline companies. The infrastructure of the Airport allows finding the gates easily and includes many professional services and facilities.
Information desk’s customer-friendly personnel are at your disposal for any assistance needed with opening hours according the first and the last flight scheduled 7 days a week.
Services for people with reduced mobility: For appropriate assistance all passengers must indicate the nature of disability, the degree of assistance required/your specific needs during the flight as well as the international code according to the international classification 48 hours before the flight. For passengers flying with RYANAIR must request the assistance through www.ryanair.fr as for Charter flights, contact your tour agent or airline company. Tours Val de Loire Airport is well equipped with elevators, special toilets, airport personnel will do everything to guarantee the trustworthy service for all passengers.
UM service: Kindly be aware that according to RYANAIR conditions Children under 16 years old cannot fly alone, therefore no unaccompanied minor service will be provided. As for Charter flights, please contact your travel agency or Airline Company for further information.
Wi-Fi: Take this advantage and connect to the WIFI at the airport and stay always up to date with the latest news, surf the net and take pictures
Free Parking: Tours Val de Loire Airport offers 400 parking spaces free of charge 24/7 which are next to the terminal entrance.
Need some new sensations? Enjoy offered activities with your family, take introductory flights, flying lessons! TOURS AÉRO-CLUB (www.toursaeroclub.fr ) is ready to assist you to make you first aircraft to take off and land! Tel: +33 (0)2 47 51 25 68 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .So what about Helicopter or hot-air balloon? Here is something for you, AIR TOURAINE will meet your wishes, call: +33 (0)2 47 24 81 or email them email@example.com.
Conference room remains at your disposal with capacity up-to 20 people, for details contact Airport.
Shopping in Tours Val de Loire Airport
Tours Val de Loire Airport building is equipped with maximum consideration for the needs of travelers. Do not hesitate to come and discover delicious food in an aeronautical atmosphere! Le Vol au Vent bar welcomes you whether for a lunch break, for a snack or for a drink 7 days a week (for menu and prices contact +33 (0)2 47 51 11 54). Le Vol au Vent bar provides a wide range of services, business meals as well as regional specialties.
Private transfer services to and from Tours Val de Loire Airport
After a long flight, when you arrive at the airport, all you will need is a private airport transfer right to your reserved hotel or any desired destination in this new unfamiliar country. Your first step should be booking your airport transfer in advance, in order not to overpay to the uncommon taxis and enjoy “meet and greet” service. The private transfers are available every day regardless of the time or the season and will always provide qualified and punctual services. Private transfer is the best and easiest way to begin your vacation smoothly and to ensure a service that will match your expectations and needs! It may look uneasy to find a convenient transfer company, check out by comparing the companies you can find the best price for airport transfer.
Shared transfers to and from Tours Val de Loire Airport
If you wish to save money, you are planning a company outing- just find your shared transfer, your driver and your transfer’s companion, consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip. Nothing is as good for team spirit as a shared experience. Platform apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the other options, so go ahead and reserve your private shared transfer to and from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport.
Airport taxis to and from Tours Val de Loire Airport
The airport building has special telephone racks with taxi services available on the arrival and at the airport exit. A taxi ride from Tours Val de Loire Airport to the city center takes about 15 minutes and will cost approximatively Euros 15-30.
Shuttle Bus to and from Tours Val de Loire Airport
Kindly be informed that actually there is no longer a shuttle service, therefore in order to avoid using public transport, as you are quickly overwhelmed in a new city and people probably speak another language, choose a direct transfer from the airport to the city. Whether traveling for business or leisure, we offer a convenient and affordable airport shuttle service from Tours Val de Loire Airport.
Train to and from Tours Val de Loire Airport
Tram A will bring you from Tours city center and train station (Gare Vinci) to Terminus Vaucanson in 20 minutes. In case when you travel from Paris, consider 55 minutes trip from Paris by TGV train (Montparnasse station).
Tours Val de Loire Airport Car Rental
If you prefer to travel alone in the city and you want to explore it for yourself, you can book a car online in advance. Find car hire agencies outside on the car park zone. Here are some car rent offices at the Airport:
• Avis: +33 (0)2 47 49 21 / www.avis.fr
• Europcar: +33 (0)2 47 85 85 85/ www.europcar.fr
Baggage Services at the Tours Val de Loire Airport
In order to prevent delays and to avoid having your items confiscated, prepare liquids for security checks. You must also separately present all large electronic devices: laptops, large digital cameras, DVD readers. Prepare your luggage before boarding, be aware about items prohibited on the aeroplane, in the hold and the cabin. And please, never leave your baggage alone!
Official IATA code: TUF
Address: 40 Rue de l'Aéroport, 37100 Tours, France
• Phone: +33 (0)2 47 49 37 00
• Fax: +33 (0)2 47 41 23 23
• Email: Tours.Information@edeis.com
Official Website: http://www.tours.aeroport.fr
The handling agents at Tours Val de Loire Airport are:
• Ryanair Airlines, HOP!