The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Paris to Toulouse will cost around $ 123 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 45.
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5 h 55 m
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Of the 7 trains that leave Paris for Toulouse every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 588 km distance in an average of 5 h 55 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 20 m .
The slowest trains will take 7 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||364 miles (587 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 42 min|
|Average train ticket price||$48 (€38)|
|Train frequency||4 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | Intercités de nuit|
Trains from Paris to Toulouse cover the 364 miles (587 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 42 min with our travel partners like SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | Intercités, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | Intercités de nuit. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $48 (€38), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $19 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Toulouse Matabiau Train Station.
Thanks to France's high-speed TGV network, travelers planning to take the train from Paris to Toulouse can make the trip from the capital to southwest France in just over four hours. There are frequent daily direct departures from three Parisian stations, from morning to early evening, and additional indirect trains with one change required en route to Toulouse.
The Monday-to-Saturday schedules offer seven daily direct trains from Paris to Toulouse. These include three SNCF InOui TGV high-speed departures from Gare Montparnasse and four slower SNCF Intercités services from Gare d'Austerlitz or Gare de Paris Bercy. There are three morning trains, three afternoon connections, and one early evening departure. Sunday timetables offer five direct trains, three TGV services, and two Intercités departures. There are also five daily indirect services from Paris to Toulouse, with a change at Bordeaux.
The fastest direct train from Paris to Toulouse is the mid-afternoon InOui TGV high-speed departure from Gare Montparnasse, taking 4 hours 6 minutes to cover the 365-mile route southwest from the capital. Other TGV services take 17 to 19 minutes longer. Intercités trains from Gare d'Austerlitz or Gare de Paris Bercy take between 6 hours 40 minutes and 6 hours 50 minutes to reach Toulouse. The fastest indirect Intercités and TGV connections via Bordeaux take a total journey time of 4 hours and 49 minutes.
Departure train station: Paris Gare Montparnasse is on the southwest side of central Paris, with metro and bus connections taking 15-20 minutes to reach the station. Gare d'Austerlitz is close to the Seine, southeast of the city center, and is also served by metro connections. Gare de Paris Bercy is opposite Austerlitz on the other side of the Seine, with Metro and bus links. Stations offer ATMs, food markets, café-bars, luggage storage facilities, and bookstores.
Arrival train station: Toulouse Matabiau station is on the northeast side of the historic city center and ten minutes' walk from downtown, with regular public transport links on the Toulouse metro and city bus services. Facilities at the station include luggage storage desks, car rental agencies, café-bars, food mini-markets, ATMs, news vendors, and taxi stands.
French national rail operator SNCF provides all the direct and indirect trains from Paris to Toulouse. Services to Toulouse include SNCF InOui TGV high-speed departures from Gare Montparnasse and SNCF Intercités trains from Gare d'Austerlitz or Gare de Paris Bercy. Indirect trains leave from Gare Montparnasse and require a change at Bordeaux.
The SNCF InOui TGV high-speed direct services from Paris Montparnasse to Toulouse depart three times a day, taking just over four hours to complete the trip. Intercités trains from Gare d'Austerlitz or Gare de Paris Bercy depart four times daily Monday to Saturday and twice on Sundays, taking at least 6 hours and 40 minutes. Indirect routes use Intercités departures to Bordeaux and TGV high-speed trains onward to Toulouse, with total journey times of 4 hours 49 minutes.
Travelers taking the SNCF InOui TGV train from Paris to Toulouse can choose from first-class or standard seating. Trains have free WiFi and a café-bar serving refreshments. Intercités trains have one class of seating, and refreshments can be ordered for delivery to your seat. Cyclists can take their bikes on board if they're booked in advance for a small fee. Domestic pets can travel on SNCF services in a carrier for a small fee, or for 50% of a standard fare for larger dogs, which must be muzzled. SNCF TGV and Intercités trains have power lifts, dedicated spaces for wheelchair users, and accessible toilets. Assistance is available for boarding and alighting for passengers with limited mobility.
With dynamic pricing operating on French railways, prices for the slower Intercités trains from Paris to Toulouse are usually much lower than fares on TGV high-speed services. Travelers who aren't tied to a fixed itinerary can benefit by using the Omio booking platform and looking for advance fares on TGV services, which can offer substantial savings. In general, afternoon and evening departures tend to offer more competitive prices than the morning trains from Paris.
When taking a train from Paris, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When you arrive in Toulouse, your train can arrive in train stations including Toulouse Matabiau Train Station, Toulouse, Bellevue and Toulouse, Place de la Roseraie (Roseraie).
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Toulouse Matabiau Train Station.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Toulouse, called Toulouse Matabiau Train Station, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.
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