There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Toulouse by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Narbonne Tgv
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic / ...

$55 - $81

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Toulouse 721 / ...

$14 - $50

3 alternative options

Bus Andbus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Andorra la Vella
  2. Take the bus from Andorra la Vella to Toulouse

$76 - $81

Rideshare  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Toulouse 246.3 miles

$26 - $28

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Toulouse 246.4 miles

$50 - $80

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Toulouse. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Toulouse. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Toulouse-Matabiau via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Toulouse is 254 km. The road distance is 394.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Toulouse without a car is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Barcelona to Toulouse, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Toulouse bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Toulouse train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Toulouse is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 40 min.

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Barcelona to Toulouse bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Toulouse station.

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Barcelona to Toulouse train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Toulouse-Matabiau station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Toulouse.
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  • Distance: 158.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Toulouse, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Toulouse via Narbonne in around 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Toulouse 4 times a day. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 40 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona City Centre to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Andorra Direct Bus
Phone
902 109 276
Website
andorradirectbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Andorra la Vella
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
andorradirectbus.es
Andbus
Phone
+376 803 789
Email
info@andbus.net
Website
andorrabybus.com
Bus from Andorra la Vella to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$37 - $42
Schedules at
andorrabybus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Book at
blablacar.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Toulouse is 394 km. It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to drive from Barcelona to Toulouse.

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Book your Barcelona to Toulouse bus tickets online with FlixBus, Busbud and Distribusion.

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There are 658+ hotels available in Toulouse. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Toulouse. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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