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Getting there You can get to Toulouse from Marseille, Bordeaux and Montpellier. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 05:25 HK$331
From Nice 06:43 HK$174
From Lyon 04:02 HK$261
From Marseille 03:42 HK$174
From Bordeaux 02:01 HK$131
From Montpellier 02:09 HK$131
From La Rochelle 04:43 HK$270
From Agde 02:05 HK$261
From L'hospitalet Pres 02:26 HK$131
From Capdenac 02:06 HK$218
From Brive 02:12 HK$131
From Lourdes 02:20 HK$244
From Figeac 02:14 HK$218
From Sete 01:54 HK$174
From Tournay 01:45 HK$200
From Perpignan 01:43 HK$183
From Aiguillon 01:42 HK$209
From Souillac 01:46 HK$157
From Tonneins 01:50 HK$226
From Luchon 02:39 HK$200
From Ax Les Thermes 01:54 HK$131
From Tarbes 01:59 HK$226
From Collioure 02:55 HK$200
From Vierzon 05:09 HK$453
From Toulon 04:52 HK$314
From Chateauroux 04:26 HK$331
From Clermont Ferrand 05:50 HK$453
From Cannes 06:11 HK$314
From Nantes 06:43 HK$174
From Antibes 06:23 HK$531
From Saintes 03:52 HK$340
From Valence 03:28 HK$270
From Mazamet 01:36 HK$148
From Pau 02:53 HK$279
From Orthez 02:49 HK$331
From Latour De Carol 02:56 HK$148
From Arles 03:10 HK$261
From Limoges 03:17 HK$131
From Cerbere 03:16 HK$209
From Nimes 02:40 HK$131
From Marmande 01:33 HK$166
From Boussens 00:48 HK$105
From Pamiers 00:46 HK$105
From Caussade T Et G 00:45 HK$105
From Carcassonne 00:42 HK$96
From Bram 00:48 HK$105
From Lisle Jourdain 00:48 HK$78
From Albi 00:53 HK$113
From Moissac 00:51 HK$113
From Cazeres Sur Garon 00:49 HK$87
From Lavaur 00:38 HK$78
From Gaillac 00:36 HK$87
From Portet St Simon 00:15 HK$78
From St Cyprien Arenes 00:13 HK$78
From St Jory 00:10 HK$78
From Villefranche De Lau 00:22 HK$78
From Montauban 00:25 HK$78
From Saverdun 00:35 HK$78
From Lisle Sur Tarn 00:29 HK$78
From Castelnaudary 00:28 HK$87
From St Agne 00:04 HK$78
From Cordes Vindrac 00:56 HK$113
From Montrejeau 01:15 HK$148
From Laguepie 01:14 HK$139
From Narbonne 01:13 HK$139
From Tarascon Sur Arie 01:19 HK$131
From Najac 01:24 HK$148
From Gourdon 01:30 HK$148
From Beziers 01:28 HK$166
From Auch 01:28 HK$131
From Lannemezan 01:12 HK$174
From Lezignan 01:10 HK$131
From Foix 01:03 HK$122
From Cahors 01:02 HK$131
From Valence Dagen 01:01 HK$139
From Gimont Cahuzac 01:04 HK$96
From St Gaudens 00:56 HK$131
From Carmaux 01:10 HK$131
From Varilhes 01:06 HK$113
From Lexos 01:06 HK$131
From Agen 01:00 HK$122
From Les Aubrais Orleans 05:27 HK$357

Getting around From Toulouse, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To St Agne 00:06 HK$78
To St Cyprien Arenes 00:14 HK$78
To Portet St Simon 00:17 HK$78
To Villenouvelle 00:34 HK$78
To Villefranche De Lau 00:39 HK$78
To Montauban 00:43 HK$78
To Saverdun 00:48 HK$78
To Castelnaudary 00:55 HK$87
To Cordes Vindrac 01:03 HK$113
To Pamiers 01:04 HK$105
To Bram 01:08 HK$105
To Boussens 01:14 HK$105
To Lexos 01:15 HK$131
To Carcassonne 01:22 HK$96
To Laguepie 01:25 HK$139
To Albi 01:26 HK$113
To St Gaudens 01:33 HK$131
To Najac 01:35 HK$148
To Carmaux 01:39 HK$131
To Montrejeau 01:44 HK$148
To Narbonne 01:50 HK$139
To Beziers 01:52 HK$166
To Capdenac 02:18 HK$218
To Figeac 02:26 HK$218
To Lisle Jourdain 02:50 HK$78
To Luchon 02:58 HK$200
To Lisle Sur Tarn 03:01 HK$78
To Lavaur 03:10 HK$78
To Varilhes 03:10 HK$113
To Gaillac 03:10 HK$87
To Foix 03:19 HK$122
To Agde 03:24 HK$183
To Moissac 03:28 HK$105
To Lezignan 03:34 HK$131
To Cahors 03:34 HK$131
To Gimont Cahuzac 03:35 HK$96
To Tarascon Sur Arie 03:35 HK$148
To Gourdon 03:37 HK$166
To Valence Dagen 03:38 HK$122
To Nimes 03:44 HK$131
To Perpignan 03:45 HK$200
To Marmande 03:46 HK$166
To Lannemezan 03:55 HK$174
To Aiguillon 03:58 HK$148
To Auch 03:59 HK$131
To Ax Les Thermes 04:02 HK$174
To Tonneins 04:06 HK$166
To Souillac 04:14 HK$183
To Agen 04:21 HK$122
To Tarbes 04:23 HK$218
To Brive 04:24 HK$131
To Sete 04:26 HK$200
To L'hospitalet Pres 04:35 HK$200
To Lourdes 04:41 HK$200
To Valence 04:50 HK$174
To Bordeaux 05:00 HK$131
To Latour De Carol 05:07 HK$218
To Collioure 05:07 HK$244
To Pau 05:11 HK$226
To Cerbere 05:23 HK$244
To Orthez 05:29 HK$218
To Aix En Provence Tgv 05:49 HK$261
To St Jean De Luz 05:50 HK$174
To Irun 05:59 HK$305
To Arles 06:02 HK$200
To Avignon 06:05 HK$279
To Marseille 06:07 HK$174
To Saintes 06:08 HK$253
To Angouleme 06:16 HK$305
To Montpellier 06:23 HK$131
To Geneva 06:26 HK$470
To Bayonne 06:27 HK$366
To Lyon 06:29 HK$218
To Biarritz 06:38 HK$383
To Toulon 06:54 HK$174
To La Rochelle 07:01 HK$174
To Chateauroux 07:05 HK$331
To Macon 07:16 HK$549
To Les Arcs 07:30 HK$488
To Poitiers 07:34 HK$366
To Limoges 07:40 HK$131
To Les Aubrais Orleans 07:43 HK$357
To St Raphael 07:46 HK$531
To Clermont Ferrand 07:47 HK$348
To Dijon 07:48 HK$392
To La Roche Sur Yon 08:01 HK$444
To Cannes 08:11 HK$174
To Paris Cdg Airport 08:13 HK$479
To Antibes 08:22 HK$436
To Paris 08:30 HK$131
To Nice 08:42 HK$174
To St Pierre Des Corps 08:49 HK$305
To Nantes 10:14 HK$174
To Lille 11:14 HK$566
To Brussels 11:49 HK$706

While you're there

Toulouse, the capital of Midi-Pyrénées region

Toulouse is a French city located in the South West of France in the Midi-Pyrénées region. The region is well known for its sunny climate and gastronomy. As for Toulouse, the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region, is a city with an exceptional heritage. From its beautiful private mansions, churches, museums and landmarks, the pink city, as it is also known (Ville Rose in French) will charm you. Toulouse is France’s 4th biggest city and as such is home to over 400,000 inhabitants. The city which can be easily reached from Paris of Bordeaux is also a well-known university town and the European aeronautical capital. Did you know that Toulouse is the iconic capital of Rugby. Its flagship team is Stade Toulousain, which is one of the most successful clubs in Europe with eighteen league titles in France, three cups of France and four cups of Europe.

Wander in the streets of Toulouse and let the pink city reveal all its charm. You will soon discover the joyful and relaxed nature of the inhabitants of the city. Indeed Toulouse knows how to entertain its guests. Toulouse is a human scale sized city. You can have a relaxed stroll or take a bike to discover the Capitole, which is located a few minutes away by foot from the Toulouse Matabiau railway station. The Capitole houses the Town Hall and the Théâtre National du Capitole. You will discover its remarkable façade with its eight pink marble columns, its Cour Henri IV and the Salle des Illustres. The square just in front has a unique and relaxing atmosphere which invites you to relax. Have a long aperitifs with tapas on terraces facing the square! Visit the Cloître du Jacobin which is a chef d’œuvre of monastic architecture. You will be amazed by the Palmier des Jacobins, an incomparable palm-tree vault with 22 ribs supporting the roof of the polygonal choir. Don’t miss the Saint Sernin Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old quarters of the city, and a stroll along the banks of the River Garonne and the Canal du Midi.

Take time to discover the wonderful cuisine from the south of France. Take time to savour the famous foie gras,duck breast, cassoulet, Toulouse sausage, wine (Fronton, Gaillac, Armagnac), cheese (Roquefort).

Go to the Place Saint George, where you will find all the great designer shops alongside those of younger designers.

Toulouse Tourist Office
Donjon du Capitole. 31080 Toulouse.
Tel: +33 (0)5 40 13 15 31

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Toulouse can be found.

Toulouse railway station(s)

Toulouse Matabiau Train Station

Toulouse Matabiau Train Station

Address: 64, Boulevard Pierre Sémard BP 35203 31079 Toulouse cedex 5

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:45am to 12:45am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:45am to 12:45am
Public holidays: 4:45am to 12:45am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV, Corail), Regional trains (TER Midi-Pyrenees), Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Business lounge & Waiting rooms, Tourist Information Office, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, Currency exchange, ATM and Public Phone cabins.

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Customer reviews

  • "Quick and easy"    
    The first class seat was a little cramped as I could not stretch my legs out or I would touch the man sitting opposite. Otherwise, the train was clean, fast and efficient.  
  • "The Best Way To Travel"    
    We travelled the 2 hours from Bordeaux to Toulouse via TGV and we could not believe how easy and quick it was. It stopped 3 times but we barely noticed. We sat 1st class with reserved seats and it was perfect. Our cabin was quiet and we were able to rest, read, and enjoy the beautiful French country side.  
  • "Second Leg"    
    All on time, all good  
  • "Train by night"    
    Comfortable and safe journey from Paris to Toulouse. I can really recommend it!  
  • "Train by day"    
    Very comfortable seats.  
  • "Homeward bound"    
    We enjoyed travelling on the train and would recommended it as a great way to travel on holiday, it was very relaxing, the trains were comfortable and always on time.  
  • "Journey to lourdes"    
    The trip itself was comfortable. The staff member ( lady) who helped us at the Montparnasse ticket station attended to our needs with utmost detail and patience when we needed to change a schedule on the return trip and booking for a car rental. The trip was delYed but they totally made up for the delay and made sure we were able to catch the connecting train to Lourdes on time. The only problem was there were no signages on the tracks to guide the passengers. A lot of confusion took place transferring from 1 coach to the other bearing the same coach and seat no. Conductors helped but some were confused too.  
  • "Tight connection"    
    Good Morning, thank you for the opportunity to write about my journey. Overall my experience was very good but some things caused stress. This is my first time travelling in France and travelling to Gaillac. I do not speak French and did not understand that there were two trains leaving about the same time; initially I got onto the wrong train - silly me; many of the carriages were in darkness and passengers had to use their phones as torches, rail staff were not in evidence to help. Confused I got off the train and eventually found staff I could ask for directions. They were polite, helpful and directed me to the correct train. The train was very comfortable, the food good and my journey was most enjoyable. We were 4 minutes late arriving in Toulouse and the connection between train to Albi only about 15 minutes. Realising the problem, I was almost first off the train, I rushed to the station and to my surprise there were three young, information people on the platform. They instantly realised the problem and immediately directed me to my connection. The Albi train was packed full, initially I couldn't get on but eventually some passengers moved just enough for me to squeeze into a foyer. I arrived in Gaillac on schedule, my friend was waiting. Without the information help at Toulouse I could not have made the connection, it was too tight and my friend would have been very inconvenienced. Thank you, Ken Adams  
  • "Easy travel, but not too cheap"    
    The trains from Toulouse to Cahors is one of the only modesign of transportation available. Not exactly cheap, but fast and reliable. Seats are comfortable, plenty of room for luggage. If no ride shares really available, it is a good fallback option.  
  • "Another great TGV experience"    
    5 hours 29 minutes of relaxing pleasure. Very efficient, punctual, quality seating, food and beverages.  
  • "Great train trip. "    
    Excellent experience very friendly staff. Always a pleasure. Train was on time and clean.  
  • "Fabulous French Trains II"    
    I love train travel in France! It has been my experience that the trains are consistently convenient, comfortable and dependable! It's so nice to just relax, look out the window and enjoy the landscape. Thanks for a great trip! Bonnie Davis Dallas, Texas  
  • "Great and easy way to travel"    
    The train was quiet and comfortable (: Very easy to travel with RailEurope and if you book in advance you get great prices too!  
  • "Toulouse-Lourdes"    
    Very good experience: well organized, quick answer and clear explanations, excellent service. Thanks! Antonella  
  • "Low Information Terminal !!"    
    The train was clean and in good shape, the meal was good, staff was very friendly and helpful. The Paris Montparnasse station, though, lacks sufficient directions and signs for someone new to France and to the train station to find their way to the proper exit to get a cab to one's destination. We were burdened with luggage and completely lost with literally no one in sight and no signs leading to anywhere until someone on duty left his assigned area to show us where we needed to go, for which we were very grateful. Seeing the trains running regularly even in rural small towns made us aware of how advanced France is in supporting people everywhere compared to the US, where rural people are left to their own devices. Thanks!  
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