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

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Train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau Tgv

$100 - $120

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Toulouse 748 / ...

$19 - $50

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Toulouse 335.4 miles

$39

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from Lyon to Toulouse 334.7 miles

$70 - $110

Fly  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Toulouse (TLS) LYS - TLS

$48 - $149

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Toulouse. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Toulouse-Matabiau. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Toulouse is 359 km. The road distance is 535.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Toulouse without a car is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs .

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The train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau takes 4 h 8 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Lyon to Toulouse train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Toulouse is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Toulouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Toulouse.
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  • Distance: 224.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Toulouse, France?

inOui TGV operates a train from Lyon to Toulouse 5 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon to Toulouse 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
isilines.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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$39
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Toulouse is 535 km. It takes approximately 5 h to drive from Lyon to Toulouse.

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easyJet and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Toulouse train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Lyon to Toulouse bus tickets online with FlixBus 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 Lyon and Toulouse. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs .

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