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Getting to Dordogne


With almost all of our Dordogne tours start in Souillac, this historic town is a great place to start a tour once you figure out how you will get there. In the following article, we will cover the different options you have for arriving in Souillac.

By plane

Dordogne can sound far away, but with air service from some European hubs to Brive Airport (BVE) and to Toulouse Airport (TLS), travelers now have more time-saving choices than ever! Paris and Bordeaux are also airports you can fly into if you want to explore more of France’s gastronomy, but the train rides to Souillac will be long.

By train

  • From the Toulouse airport, simply take the “Tisseo” shuttle into central Toulouse. This shuttle runs every twenty minutes and will take you to “Matabiau” station in about 40 minutes. From Toulouse’s Matabiau train station to Souillac, the train ride will take you less than two hours.
  • From the Brive airport, is is a 30 minute drive to Souillac (there are no trains or buses). The good news is that Cyclomundo can arrange private transfers to Souillac for our clients at the rate of 40 euros (only 20 euros per person if there are two travelers) one-way. This applies only if you book one of our bicycle tours in Dordogne.
  • From Paris Gare d'Austerlitz or Gare Montparnasse, it is a 5 hour direct train ride to Souillac.
  • From Bordeaux Saint-Jean station, it is a 3-4 hour train ride to Souillac, with one transfer.

Whatever your choice is, the reward is huge… you’ll explore an area that is like no place else: medieval castles, prehistoric caves, and quiet roads will all contribute to making your stay a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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