How to travel from Lyon to Toulouse

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from Lyon to Toulouse

You can get from Lyon to Toulouse by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Toulouse on Mar 31 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:40AMGare de Lyon-Part-Dieu4h22 11:02AMGare de Toulouse-Matabiau
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01:10PMLyon, Gare Perrache8h05 09:15PMToulouse, Blvd. Pierre Semard
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10:25PMLyon, Gare Perrache8h10 06:35AMToulouse, Blvd. Pierre Semard
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02:45PMLyon6h30 09:15PMToulouse
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11:06AMGare de Lyon-Part-Dieu4h06 03:12PMGare de Toulouse-Matabiau
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Travel Information between Lyon and Toulouse

distanceDistance223 miles (359 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $140
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $12 (€11) • 4 h 7 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $140 (€124) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or easyJet

Travel 223 miles (359 km) by bus, flight or train to Toulouse from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or easyJet among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lyon to Toulouse.

How to get from Lyon to Toulouse

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Lyon to Toulouse, 70,15% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Lyon to Toulouse and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Toulouse

Travel Tips: Travel to Toulouse easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Lyon to Toulouse.

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Toulouse from Lyon. You can take a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Toulouse is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $12 (€11) compared to other travel options to Toulouse:

A train is $78 (€69) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Lyon to Toulouse costing on average $90 (€80).

A train is $128 (€113) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Lyon to Toulouse costing on average $140 (€124).

The quickest way to travel between Lyon and Toulouse is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 8 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Toulouse by train can take on average 4 h 7 min.

Toulouse is approximately 223 miles (359 km) away from Lyon.

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Toulouse is:

  • 3 buses a day.
  • 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Lyon to Toulouse as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Lyon to Toulouse:

  • Buses from Lyon to Toulouse most often leave from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Toulouse, Gare Routière.
  • Flights from Lyon to Toulouse most often leave from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Toulouse Blagnac Airport.
  • Trains from Lyon to Toulouse most often leave from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Toulouse Matabiau.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon to Toulouse, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Toulouse by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Lyon to Toulouse for $90 (€80) on Omio.
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Toulouse. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Lyon to Toulouse tickets on Omio for $140 (€124).

Yes, there are direct services available from Lyon to Toulouse with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with 2 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 3 direct trains per day with SNCF | TGV INOUI.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Toulouse as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Toulouse from Lyon.

Many of our customers traveling from Lyon to Toulouse don't make Toulouse their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Toulouse are Paris, Barcelona or Bordeaux, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Toulouse to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Lyon to Toulouse, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $90 (€80) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $140 (€124) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $12 (€11) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Toulouse online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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