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

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Fly

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse to Madrid

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Train

  1. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Narbonne
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Bus via Soria

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse Central Bus Station to Soria Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Soria to Madrid

Bus, train

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

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Toulouse to Madrid

Drive

  1. Drive from Toulouse to Madrid

Toulouse to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Toulouse and Madrid is around 6h 59m and covers a distance of around 1014 km. This includes an average layover time of around 33 min. The fastest train normally takes 6h 59m. Operated by SNCF, TGV inOui and Renfe SNCF, the Toulouse to Madrid train service departs from Toulouse Matabiau and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 26m
Layover time:
33 min
Total time:
6h 59m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 59m
Train distance:
1014 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€89
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:46
Last train departs at:
08:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toulouse to Madrid train schedules

France → Spain
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International entry into Spain from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Spain.

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toulouse to Madrid is to bus which costs €22 - €30 and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Toulouse to Madrid is to fly which costs €30 - €130 and takes 4h 12m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Toulouse to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Toulouse Matabiau and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Toulouse and Madrid is 553 km. The road distance is 794.6 km.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 7h 45m and costs €85 - €150.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Toulouse to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Madrid is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs €30 - €130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €85 - €150 and takes 7h 45m, you could also bus, which costs €22 - €30 and takes 9h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Toulouse to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 553.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

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

Iberia and Volotea fly from Toulouse to Madrid twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toulouse to Madrid via Narbonne in around 7h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €120
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
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 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €40
Promo+
€37 - €40
Flexible
€50 - €65
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Toulouse to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Toulouse Central Bus Station to Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Toulouse Central Bus Station to Soria Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Toulouse Central Bus Station to Zaragoza Delicias Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Soria to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Toulouse to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
alsa.com
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 Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Toulouse Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Toulouse to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toulouse to Madrid is 795 km. It takes approximately 7h 37m to drive from Toulouse to Madrid.

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

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Book your Toulouse to Madrid train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 1478+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Toulouse and Madrid. 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 12 min and costs €8.

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