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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Toulouse by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau Ter / ...

84€ - 133€

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Toulouse Bcn169 / ...

14€ - 45€

5 alternative options

Train via Puigcerdà  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Tor de Querol-Enveig R3
  2. Take the train from Latour De Carol Enveitg to Toulouse Matabiau Ter

34€ - 62€

Bus, night bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Sants to Sant Julià de Lòria
  2. Take the night bus from Sant Julia de Loria Lauredia Square to Toulouse Central Bus Station Arinsal - Toulouse

67€ - 71€

Rideshare  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Toulouse 394.4 km

22€ - 25€

Drive  •  3h 48m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Toulouse 395.4 km

40€ - 65€

Fly  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Toulouse (TLS) BCN - TLS

64€ - 251€

Barcelona to Toulouse by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Toulouse is around 4h 32m and covers a distance of around 396 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 27m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, SNCF, TGV inOui and others, the Barcelona to Toulouse train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Toulouse Matabiau. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The cost-effective way to get from Barcelona to Toulouse is to bus, which costs 14€ - 45€ and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Toulouse is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 48m.

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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 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Toulouse. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Toulouse Matabiau via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Toulouse is 254 km. The road distance is 395.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Toulouse without a car is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs 80€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Barcelona to Toulouse, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Toulouse train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Toulouse is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs 80€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 45€ and takes 6h 20m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 6h 13m.

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  • Distance: 253.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Toulouse via Narbonne in around 4h 2m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Toulouse 5 times a day. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 6h 20m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
150€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 260€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 750€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Barcelona to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 260€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Latour De Carol Enveitg to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 30€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Tor de Querol-Enveig
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Bus operators
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
6h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Comuto Pro
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Comuto Pro
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Nord - Bus Station to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Andorra Direct Bus
Phone
902 109 276
Website
andorradirectbus.es
Bus from Barcelona Sants to Sant Julià de Lòria
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
34€
Schedules at
andorradirectbus.es
Andbus
Phone
+376 803 789
Email
info@andbus.net
Website
andorrabybus.com
Night bus from Sant Julia de Loria Lauredia Square to Toulouse Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Andbus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 25€
Book at
blablacar.es

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There is no direct flight from Barcelona Airport to Toulouse Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Barcelona to Toulouse bus services, operated by ALSA, 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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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Toulouse is 395 km. It takes approximately 3h 48m to drive from Barcelona to Toulouse.

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Vueling Airlines, Volotea, Lufthansa and six other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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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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