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

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Fly from Zurich  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Toulouse (TLS) ZRH - TLS

€70 - €259

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Bus  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Toulouse N1156

€45 - €55

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Toulouse (TLS) BSL - TLS

€74 - €191

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Toulouse (TLS) SXB - TLS

€125 - €484

Train  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Nimes Tgv
  3. Take the train from Nimes to Toulouse Matabiau Ter / ...

€247 - €400

Train via Lyon  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau Tgv

€162 - €276

Drive  •  9h 3m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Toulouse 960 km

€100 - €160

Zürich to Toulouse by train

The train journey time between Zürich and Toulouse is around 23h 1m and covers a distance of around 1076 km. The fastest train normally takes 21h 41m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and SNCF, the Zürich to Toulouse train service departs from Zürich HB and arrives in Toulouse Matabiau. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
23h 1m
Fastest train time:
21h 41m
Trains per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€177
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:34
Last train departs at:
17:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Toulouse train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Toulouse is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Toulouse is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Zürich to Toulouse is to bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 65 and takes 15h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Toulouse is to train and fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 210 and takes 5h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich Bus Station station and arriving at Toulouse. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 15h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Toulouse. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Toulouse Matabiau via Mulhouse Ville and Nimes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 18m.

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The distance between Zürich and Toulouse is 694 km. The road distance is 960 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Toulouse without a car is to train which takes 10h 18m and costs SFr 270 - SFr 450.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Zürich to Toulouse, including transfers.

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Zürich to Toulouse bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich Bus Station.

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Zürich to Toulouse train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Toulouse is to fly which takes 6h 29m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 270 - SFr 450 and takes 10h 18m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 65 and takes 15h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Toulouse.
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  • Distance: 693.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 29m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Toulouse, France?

Lufthansa, KLM and 13 other airlines fly from Zürich to Toulouse hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Toulouse via Mulhouse Ville and Nimes in around 10h 18m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Basel to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €360
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €420
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mulhouse to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€170 - €310
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nîmes to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€47 - €51
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Standard
€47 - €51
First
€75 - €78
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€140 - €260
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Train from Zuerich Hb to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€34 - €40
1st Class
€30 - €35
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Nimes
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €140
Train from Nimes to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€47 - €51
Website
Oui.SNCF
Standard
€47 - €51
First
€75 - €78
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€20 - €23
1st Class
€25 - €30
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€85 - €110
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 Nimes to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€47 - €51
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
€47 - €51
First
€75 - €78
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Toulouse Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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Zürich to Toulouse train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Toulouse Matabiau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Toulouse is 960 km. It takes approximately 9h 3m to drive from Zürich to Toulouse.

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easyJet, Iberia, Tunisair and six other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Toulouse. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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