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There are 9 ways to get from Dover to Toulouse by train, plane, bus, car ferry, car or car train

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 to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Toulouse (TLS) LHR - TLS

€121 - €416

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Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Toulouse (TLS) LGW - TLS

€105 - €253

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Train, bus to London Stansted, fly  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford City Bus Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Toulouse (TLS) STN - TLS

€131 - €240

Train, train to Lille Lesquin, fly  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
  3. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Toulouse (TLS) LIL - TLS

€187 - €651

Train  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Toulouse Matabiau Tgv

€264 - €583

Car ferry, train  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais Ville to Paris Nord Ter
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Toulouse Matabiau Tgv

€169 - €263

Car ferry, train, bus  •  19h 43m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais-Ville to Paris-Est
  3. Take the bus from Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles to Orléans
  4. Take the bus from Orléans to Toulouse

€128 - €216

Car ferry, drive  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Toulouse

€122 - €190

Eurotunnel, drive  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Toulouse

€255 - €316

Dover to Toulouse by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Dover and Toulouse is around 12h 45m and covers a distance of around 1374 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 23m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, Eurostar, Paris Metro and others, the Dover to Toulouse service departs from Dover Priory and arrives in Toulouse Matabiau. Typically 17 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h 45m
Fastest journey time:
9h 23m
Services per week:
17
Cheapest price:
€264
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:47
Last service departs at:
14:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dover to Toulouse train, subway and walk schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Toulouse is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Toulouse is to train and fly which costs £90 - £220 and takes 6h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Toulouse is to train and fly which costs £100 - £360 and takes 6h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Toulouse. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Toulouse Matabiau via London St Pancras Eurostar, Gare du Nord and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 20m.

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The distance between Dover and Toulouse is 836 km.

The best way to get from Dover to Toulouse without a car is to train which takes 10h 20m and costs £220 - £500.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Dover to Toulouse, including transfers.

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Dover to Toulouse train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Toulouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Toulouse is 1h ahead of Dover. It is currently 3:12 PM in Dover and 4:12 PM in Toulouse.

Dover to Toulouse train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Toulouse Matabiau station.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Toulouse.
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  • Distance: 836.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 8m

What companies run services between Dover, England and Toulouse, France?

You can take a train from Dover to Toulouse via St Pancras International, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 10h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €240
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Toulouse via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Toulouse via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €160
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€40 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€35 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €70
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€85 - €110
Standard Premier
€130 - €170
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
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 Calais Ville to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€35 - €50
Rail 1st Class
€45 - €70
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 Calais-Ville to Paris-Est
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stratford City Bus Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Airport Bus Express
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
National Express
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 Paris Ibis Clichy Batignolles to Orléans
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Orléans to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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British Airways, Brussels Airlines, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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