There are 5 ways to get from Toulouse to Barcelona 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  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Barcelona Sants Tgv

$75 - $90

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

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

$14 - $50

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Toulouse to Barcelone 245.1 miles

$29 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Toulouse to Barcelona 244.9 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  2 h 55 min

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

$43 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toulouse to Barcelona is to bus which costs 12€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Toulouse to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 270€ and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Toulouse and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Toulouse-Matabiau and arriving at Barcelona Sants. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Toulouse and Barcelona is 254 km. The road distance is 391.9 km.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 65€ - 80€.

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The train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Barcelona Sants takes 3 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Map of how to get from Toulouse to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 158.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

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

TGV operates a train from Toulouse to Barcelona once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $90 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Toulouse to Barcelona 3 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 40 min. Two 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
$35 - $300
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Toulouse to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 City Center
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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