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Niort is on the TGV rail line Paris (Montparnasse) - St Pierre des Corps (Tours) - Poitiers - La Rochelle with an average journey time of 2hrs 10minutes from Paris. There are also connections available from Charles de Gaulle Airport, changing at Poitiers.
There are connections from elsewhere in France via Angouleme or Saintes. For train times, fares and reservations consult www.voyages-sncf.com
The A10 motorway runs close to Niort, linking the town with Paris and Bordeaux.
La Rochelle is the nearest airport, about 38 miles/62km distant.