Train Paris → ToulouseFrom HK$131
- Departure station : Paris austerlitz (85, quai d'Austerlitz 75013 Paris)
Paris montparnasse (17, Boulevard de Vaugiraud 75741 Paris cedex 15)
- Arrival station : Toulouse matabiau (64, Boulevard Pierre Sémard BP 35203 31079 Toulouse cedex 5)
travellers in 2015
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Main stations in Paris and Toulouse
Paris Gare Montparnasse Train Station
Address: 17, Boulevard de Vaugiraud 75741 Paris cedex 15Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1:30am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Disabled Facilities, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Business Lounge and Waiting Rooms, Lost and found, Places to eat in the station, Currency exchange, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Paris Austerlitz Train Station
Address: 85, quai d'Austerlitz 75013 ParisOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER, Corail), Intercity trains, Night trains (Elipsos)
SNCF rail agents, Ticket vending machine, Currency Exchange, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Toulouse Matabiau Train Station
Address: 64, Boulevard Pierre Sémard BP 35203 31079 Toulouse cedex 5Opening 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.
Travel inspiration in Paris and Toulouse
Paris, the capital of France
One of the world’s greatest cities, Paris! The capital of France is also known as the City of Light. This enchanting city, at the crossroads of cultures, is the capital of fashion and home to world highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Avenue des Champs Elysées, to name but a few. In terms of architectural beauty, art history, events, gastronomy and sheer extravagance, Paris is a milestone ahead of any other city on earth. Paris has one of the world’s most extensive public transport systems. You can take a taxi if you are not much of an adventurer, but that would be a pity! Metro (subway or underground), buses and city bicycles are much more fun and are very easy to use, even for beginners.
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.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Toulouse
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.
Comfortable and safe journey from Paris to Toulouse. I can really recommend it!
Very comfortable seats.
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.
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
5 hours 29 minutes of relaxing pleasure. Very efficient, punctual, quality seating, food and beverages.
Excellent experience very friendly staff. Always a pleasure. Train was on time and clean.
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!
our family of 7 traveled from Toulouse to Paris via Bordeaux. It was a great trip. Suggestions to make it easier for future travelers would be to make it clear that there is a maximum number of people you can book at one time on-line, took a google search to find out that you can't book more than 6 people. And for passengers to be aware that the time between when the platform is announced and getting on the train can be quite tight so you need to move with army precision when in a crowd to get onto the train with baggage in time. Clean and comfortable we all enjoyed the rail journey.
I was quite baffled by my first class compartment, with its dingy walls, hole in my sleeping bag, left over earplugs on my berth. There were no sheets and the pillow was fit for a toddler. Compared to the local train from Toulouse to Carcassonne, the ride was rough and incedibly noisy. I kept seeing myself on a mechanical bull while trying to go to sleep. I arrived more tired than i'd been at my departure.
The journey is not that comfortable due: 1) the person in front reclined the seat too far back which result in the person at the back find it difficult to stretch her legs. 2) They is a very long stopover in one of the station between Toulouse and Paris. At Toulouse station, there is not enough signage for first time travelers who are non-french speaking to locate the platform for connecting train (in this case, Paris). Otherwise is a perfect journey as the schedule is on time.
I booked this trip early from Australia and took advantage of the great early booking rate. I appreciated the 'print-at-home option for the tickets. We were very impressed by the standard of 2nd class and can thoroughly recommend it. The train was on time, comfortable and smooth - with the ticket staff very friendly.
Good efficient service. A little pricey. But overall a very pleasant journey.
The train was slow and shaking the whole time. There wasn't a lot of room for larger luggages either.
It's not a real TGV in the sense that it doesn't go very fast, but the view is beautiful and the train is clean and comfortable. My only complaint is that it does not have internet.