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How to get from London, UK and Paris to Limoges

The regional capital of the Limousin region and the Haute Vienne department, Limoges became famous in the 19th century when it became the main city manufacturing high-quality porcelain. It is an area for grazing cattle; the shepherd’s cape was called a limousine. The first limousine was built in 1902 and designed for the driver to sit under a covered compartment. It looked a lot like the hood the shepherd used to keep dry, and the name was adopted for a car.

Limoges is on the pilgrimage route from Vézelay to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Paris to Limoges by train

TGV services depart from Paris Gare Montparnasse, 17 Boulevard de Vaugirard, Paris, 14th arrondissement, throughout the day. However, you must change to a TER Intercity train, either in Poitiers (for a total of 3h39) or in Angouleme (for a total of 4h42).

Metro lines to and from Gare Montparnasse

  • Line 4 – Porte de Clignancourt to Porte d’Orleans
  • Line 6 – Charles de Gaulle Etoile a la nación
  • Line 12 – Porte de la Chapelle to Mairie d’Issey
  • Line 13 – Saint Denis / Universite and Gabriel Peri-Asnieres Gennevillers to Chatillon-Montrouge.
  • Para los autobuses, vea el mapa de autobuses de París

Direct intercity TER trains, without change, depart from Gare d’Austerlitz, 55 Quai d’Austerlitz, Paris 13 frequently, taking 3 hours 07 minutes.

Transport links to the Gare d’Austerlitz


  • Line 10: Austerlitz to Boulogne Pont de St-Cloud
  • Line 5: Bobigny Pablo Picasso to Place d’Italie

For buses, see the Paris bus map.

Limousin’s Benedictins station , Pl Maison Dieu, is located northeast of the center.

Limoges has the following connections: Orleans, Poitiers, Perigueux, Angouleme, Bordeaux, Brive-Toulouse, Ussel (Corrèze) and Lyon.
Limoges is also on Talgo’s main international route from the Spanish cities of Figueras, Gerona and Barcelona to Paris.

Plan your trip and book your train ticket

  • From USA, check prices and book online with Rail Europe
  • From the UK, check prices and book online with voyages-sncf (formerly Rail Europe UK)
  • TGV Europe Booking (in France)

Tourist Office
12 bd by Fleurus
Tel.: 00 33 (0) 5 55 01 77 65

Get to Limoges by air

Limoges International Airport is 10 kilometers (6 miles) northwest of downtown.
You will need to take a taxi from the airport to the Limoges train station. The fixed rate from Monday to Saturday is 23 euros (per taxi, not per passenger) or 31 euros per night from 7pm to 8am and on Sundays. Departures are from outside the terminal at the airport and at the train station in the center of Limoges.
Taxi website

The following airlines operate from Limoges airport.
Ryanair operates from Stansted, Nottingham East-Midlands, Liverpool, Leeds Bradford and Bristol
Flybe operates from Southampton in the summer and year-round from Newcastle
Twinjet operates from Paris-Orly, Nice and Marseille.
Air France operates from Lyons Saint-Exupery

Paris to Limoges by car

The distance from Paris to Limoges is 392 km (243 miles) and the journey takes around four hours, depending on your speed. The Paris to Toulouse motorway (A20) has no tolls.

If you drive, see Tips on roads and driving in France

Getting from London to Paris

  • By train (Eurostar)
    Eurostar between London, Paris and Lille
  • By bus / coach Eurolines offers a cheap service from London, Gillingham, Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Gallieni. Six coaches a day; 2 all night; Travel time is 7 hours. The Eurolines stop is located at the Paris Gallieni bus station, 28 ave du General de Gaulle, right next to the Gallieni metro station, near Porte de Bagnolet (metro line 3, the last stop).
    Eurolines website
  • QUIBUS also operates between London and Lille and London and Paris. QUIBUS also goes from Lille to Amsterdam and Brussels.
    QUIBUS website

Read more about Paris and Limoges at Nouvelle Aquitaine in the western part of France.

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