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

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 via Lyon Part Dieu  •  4h 14m

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

91€ - 116€

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Bus  •  6h 55m

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

17€ - 60€

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Train  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lyon Perrache Tgv

91€ - 117€

Rideshare  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the rideshare from Toulouse to Lyon 537.6 km

34€

Drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Drive from Toulouse to Lyon 535.8 km

65€ - 95€

Fly, Metro  •  2h 49m

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Lyon (LYS) TLS - LYS
  2. Take the Metro from Vaulx-en-Velin - La Soie to Gratte-Ciel

43€ - 139€

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The cheapest way to get from Toulouse to Auvergne is to bus which costs 17€ - 60€ and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Toulouse to Auvergne is to fly and Metro which costs 40€ - 140€ and takes 2h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Toulouse and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Toulouse to Auvergne. However, there are services departing from Toulouse Matabiau and arriving at Saxe Gambetta via Gare Part-Dieu Vivier Merle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.

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The distance between Toulouse and Auvergne is 239 km. The road distance is 535.8 km.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Auvergne without a car is to train via Lyon Part Dieu which takes 4h 14m and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Toulouse to Auvergne, including transfers.

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

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Toulouse to Auvergne train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Toulouse Matabiau station.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Auvergne is to train via Lyon Part Dieu which takes 4h 14m and costs 90€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 60€ and takes 6h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Toulouse to Auvergne.
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  • Distance: 239.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Toulouse to Lyon 3 times a day. Tickets cost 85€ - 120€ and the journey takes 4h 9m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Toulouse to Lyon 3 times a day. Tickets cost 26€ - 35€ and the journey takes 6h 55m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Toulouse to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Toulouse to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Train operators
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 110€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 110€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
TCL Lyon
Phone
04 26 10 12 12
Website
tcl.fr
Train from Vaulx-en-Velin - La Soie to Gratte-Ciel
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
2€
Schedules at
tcl.fr
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 Toulouse to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
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 Toulouse to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
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 Toulouse to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Toulouse to Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Toulouse to Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
34€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Toulouse to Auvergne train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toulouse to Auvergne is 536 km. It takes approximately 4h 57m to drive from Toulouse to Auvergne.

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

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Book your Toulouse to Auvergne bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and Busbud.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Auvergne. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Toulouse and Auvergne. 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 Toulouse to Toulouse Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 2€.

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