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There are 7 ways to get from Preston to Toulouse by car, plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car train or car ferry

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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Drive to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  5h 48m

  1. Drive from Preston to Leeds Bradford
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Toulouse (TLS) LBA - TLS

€112 - €466

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Train to Manchester, fly  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Toulouse (TLS) MAN - TLS

€46 - €168

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Train to Liverpool, fly  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Toulouse (TLS) LPL - TLS

€81 - €144

Train  •  12h 31m

  1. Take the train from Preston to London Euston
  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

€319 - €836

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport 803 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Toulouse

€67 - €102

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 18m

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

€305 - €388

Drive, car ferry  •  15h 35m

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

€175 - €268

Preston to Toulouse by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Preston and Toulouse is around 19h 23m and covers a distance of around 1597 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 12m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Preston to Toulouse service departs from Preston and arrives in Toulouse Matabiau. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
19h 23m
Fastest journey time:
11h 12m
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€319
Carbon emissions:
84 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:00
Last service departs at:
21:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Preston to Toulouse train, subway and walk schedules

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Preston to Toulouse is to bus and bus and ferry, which costs £55 - £90 and takes 26h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Toulouse is to drive and fly which costs £95 - £400 and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Preston station to Toulouse. However, there are services departing from Preston City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Toulouse via London, Lille and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Preston to Toulouse. However, there are services departing from Preston and arriving at Toulouse Matabiau via Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Gare du Nord and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 31m.

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The distance between Preston and Toulouse is 1169 km.

The best way to get from Preston to Toulouse without a car is to train which takes 12h 31m and costs £270 - £750.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Preston to Toulouse, including transfers.

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Preston to Toulouse bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Preston City Centre, Bus Station.

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Preston to Toulouse train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Preston station.

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There is no direct flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Toulouse Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Toulouse.
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  • Distance: 1169.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

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

You can take a train from Preston to Toulouse via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 12h 31m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €430
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €410
Flights from Liverpool to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Liverpool to Toulouse via Faro
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Flights from Liverpool to Toulouse via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Liverpool to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Flights from Liverpool to Toulouse via Isle Of Man, Bristol
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €130
Flights from Liverpool to Toulouse via Alicante
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Flights from Liverpool to Toulouse via Dublin, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Toulouse via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Flights from Liverpool to Toulouse via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Toulouse via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €430
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Manchester to Toulouse via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€11 - €16
Off-Peak Day Single
€14 - €22
Anytime Day Single
€20 - €35
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€11 - €27
Off-Peak Single
€19 - €28
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€25 - €40
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Preston to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€11 - €16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Preston to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€95 - €130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€240 - €330
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
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
Megabus UK
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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 Lille to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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

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Toulouse is 1h ahead of Preston. It is currently 3:08 PM in Preston and 4:08 PM in Toulouse.

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

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Jet2.com, Volotea, Aer Lingus and two other airlines offer flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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