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

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Train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$153 - $196

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Fly  •  4 h 15 min

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

$21 - $95

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse to Zaragoza 748
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$68 - $112

Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse to Madrid 748

$40 - $70

Rideshare  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Toulouse to Madrid 498.4 miles

$58

Drive  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Toulouse to Madrid 499 miles

$100 - $160

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Toulouse and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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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 Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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The distance between Toulouse and Madrid is 553 km. The road distance is 798.4 km.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 6 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min 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 inOui TGV, depart from Toulouse-Matabiau station.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Madrid is to train which takes 6 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Toulouse Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Toulouse to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 345.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from Toulouse to Madrid via Barcelona Sants in around 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Toulouse to Madrid twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 10 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
$100 - $150
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Toulouse to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
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 Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
alsa.com
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 Madrid
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Toulouse to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toulouse to Madrid is 798 km. It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to drive from Toulouse to Madrid.

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

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Book your Toulouse to Madrid train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Toulouse to Madrid bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 3655+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 USD 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 13 min and costs .

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