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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Toulouse by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Toulouse (TLS) MAD - TLS

40€ - 131€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Toulouse N748

30€ - 45€

4 alternative options

Train  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau Ter / ...

143€ - 248€

Train, bus  •  13h 21m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias Ave
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Toulouse N748

67€ - 150€

Rideshare  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Toulouse 794.8 km

50€

Drive  •  7h 36m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Toulouse 794.7 km

85€ - 130€

Madrid to Toulouse by train

The train journey time between Madrid and Toulouse is around 12h 17m and covers a distance of around 1002 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 42m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, SNCF and others, the Madrid to Toulouse train service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Toulouse Matabiau. Typically 11 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 national COVID-19 helpline number in Toulouse is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Toulouse is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Toulouse is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Toulouse is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 9h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Toulouse is to fly which takes 4h 23m and costs 40€ - 140€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Toulouse. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Toulouse. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Toulouse Matabiau via Barcelona-Sants and Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 32m.

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The distance between Madrid and Toulouse is 553 km. The road distance is 794.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Toulouse without a car is to train which takes 7h 32m and costs 140€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Madrid to Toulouse, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Toulouse train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Toulouse is to fly which takes 4h 23m and costs 40€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 250€ and takes 7h 32m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 9h 45m.

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  • Distance: 553.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

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

Iberia and Volotea fly from Madrid to Toulouse twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona-Sants and Narbonne in around 7h 32m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 40€
Promo+
37€ - 40€
Flexible
50€ - 65€
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€
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)
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 Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zaragoza to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
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. 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 Zaragoza to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Toulouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Toulouse is 795 km. It takes approximately 7h 36m to drive from Madrid to Toulouse.

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Volotea and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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

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There are 827+ hotels available in Toulouse. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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