Travel to Poitiers

Poitiers railway station is on the TGV Atlantique line between Paris and Bordeaux. The station is in the valley to the west of the old town centre. Services run to Angoulême, Limoges and La Rochelle in addition to Paris and Bordeaux. The direct TGV puts Poitiers 1h40 from Paris' Gare Montparnasse.

Poitiers - Biard Airport is located 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) west of Poitiers with flights to Lyon-Saint Exupéry, London-Stansted and Birmingham.

Urban transport is provided by the company Vitalis. Transport in the region are provided by the TER Poitou-Charentes (regional express train). Transportation in the department of Vienne is assured by the car "ligne en Vienne".

From January 2009 to December 2012, the town centre circulation will go through deep changes called "Projet Coeur d'Agglo". This project focuses on new ways of thinking about the way people use cars to access the town centre and as an everyday way of transportation. Since 29 September 2010, cars are forbidden to use the access to 12 new streets. Finally, a new line of fast buses will be added around 2017