There are 7 ways to get from Toulouse to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Barcelona-Sants Ave / ...

54€ - 98€

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Bus  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 721 / ...

14€ - 45€

5 alternative options

Train via Puigcerdà  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Latour De Carol Enveitg Ter
  2. Take the train from La Tor de Querol-Enveig to PlaÇa Catalunya R3

41€ - 45€

Bus via Sant Julià de Lòria  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse Central Bus Station to Sant Julia de Loria Lauredia Square Toulouse - Arinsal
  2. Take the bus from Sant Julià de Lòria to Barcelona Sants

72€ - 76€

Rideshare  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Toulouse to Barcelone 392.4 km

25€ - 30€

Drive  •  3h 44m

  1. Drive from Toulouse to Barcelona 392 km

45€ - 70€

Fly  •  3h 2m

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Barcelona (BCN) TLS - BCN

62€ - 342€

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The cheapest way to get from Toulouse to Barcelona is to bus which costs 14€ - 45€ and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Toulouse to Barcelona is to fly which costs 60€ - 350€ and takes 3h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Toulouse and arriving at Barcelona, Barcelona Nord. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Toulouse to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Toulouse Matabiau and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 34m.

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The distance between Toulouse and Barcelona is 254 km. The road distance is 392 km.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 4h 34m and costs 50€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from Toulouse to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Toulouse to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Toulouse Matabiau station.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Barcelona is to train which takes 4h 34m and costs 50€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 45€ and takes 5h 55m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 350€ and takes 3h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Toulouse to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 253.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

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

You can take a train from Toulouse to Barcelona via Narbonne in around 4h 34m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Toulouse to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord every 4 hours. Tickets cost 20€ - 25€ and the journey takes 5h 55m. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Toulouse to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Train operators
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 Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Latour De Carol Enveitg
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
28€
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 Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from La Tor de Querol-Enveig to PlaÇa Catalunya
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
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 Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Toulouse to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Comuto Pro
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Toulouse to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Comuto Pro
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Toulouse to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Andbus
Phone
+376 803 789
Email
info@andbus.net
Website
andorrabybus.com
Bus from Toulouse Central Bus Station to Sant Julia de Loria Lauredia Square
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
38€ - 42€
Website
Andbus
Andorra Direct Bus
Phone
902 109 276
Website
andorradirectbus.es
Bus from Sant Julià de Lòria to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
34€
Schedules at
andorradirectbus.es
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 Barcelone
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 30€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Toulouse Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Toulouse to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toulouse to Barcelona is 392 km. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from Toulouse to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Toulouse Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Toulouse to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Toulouse to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 3453+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Toulouse and Barcelona. 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 tram which takes 21 min and costs 2€.

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