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

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Train  •  4h 12m

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

€85 - €120

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Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Toulouse N748 / ...

€17 - €35

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Rideshare  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Toulouse 536.9 km

€34

Drive  •  4h 59m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Toulouse 535.2 km

€55 - €85

Fly  •  3h

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

€67 - €178

Lyon to Toulouse by train

The train journey time between Lyon and Toulouse is around 4h 12m and covers a distance of around 560 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 57m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and TGV inOui, the Lyon to Toulouse train service departs from Lyon Part Dieu and arrives in Toulouse-Matabiau. Typically 13 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 12m
Fastest train time:
3h 57m
Trains per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€150
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:05
Last train departs at:
18:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lyon to Toulouse train schedules

Lyon → Toulouse
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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Toulouse is to bus which costs €17 - €35 and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Toulouse is to fly which costs €65 - €180 and takes 3h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon Perrache and arriving at Toulouse. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Toulouse-Matabiau. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 12m.

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The distance between Lyon and Toulouse is 359 km. The road distance is 535.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Toulouse without a car is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs €85 - €120.

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The train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau takes 4h 12m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Lyon to Toulouse train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Toulouse is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs €85 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €35 and takes 6h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €65 - €180 and takes 3h.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Toulouse.
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  • Distance: 359.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau twice daily. Tickets cost €150 - €270 and the journey takes 4h 12m. TGV inOui also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon Perrache to Toulouse 3 times a day. Tickets cost €26 - €35 and the journey takes 6h 45m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Train operators
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€150 - €270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €110
1st Class
€95 - €120
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
6h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Lyon to Toulouse train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Toulouse-Matabiau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Toulouse is 535 km. It takes approximately 4h 59m to drive from Lyon to Toulouse.

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easyJet and Air France offer flights from Lyon Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Toulouse train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Lyon to Toulouse bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Toulouse. Prices start at €75 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 €14 - €17.

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