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How to travel from Lille to Toulouse by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Lille to Toulouse? Look no further.

You'll usually find 12 trains per day running between Lille and Toulouse, which usually take 7 hours 31 minutes to complete the 791 km journey. It can take as little as 6 hours 14 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Toulouse from Lille, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Lille to Toulouse if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $41.94. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Lille to Toulouse by train

It takes an average of 7h 31m to travel from Lille to Toulouse by train, over a distance of around 491 miles (791 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Lille to Toulouse and tickets for this journey start from $41.94 when you book in advance.

First train

05:52

Last train

21:02

Departure station

Lille

Arrival station

Toulouse

Journey time

6h 14m

Distance

791 miles (491 km)

Frequency

12 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $41.94

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Lille to Toulouse train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lille to Toulouse for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:12 12:31 6h 19m, 1 change
07:12 13:37 6h 25m, 2 changes
08:12 14:31 6h 19m, 1 change
09:12 15:37 6h 25m, 2 changes
09:12 16:31 7h 19m, 1 change
10:42 17:37 6h 55m, 2 changes
12:12 18:26 6h 14m, 1 change
13:42 20:31 6h 49m, 1 change
16:12 22:31 6h 19m, 1 change
17:51 04:54 11h 3m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Lille to Toulouse

The price of train tickets from Lille to Toulouse starts at $41.94 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Lille to Toulouse by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Lille to Toulouse

Want to know more about your journey from Lille to Toulouse? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Lille to Toulouse take?

The average journey time by train between Lille and Toulouse is 7 hours and 31 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Lille and Toulouse by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lille to Toulouse is 6 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Lille to Toulouse cost?

Train tickets from Lille to Toulouse can start from as little as $41.94 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Lille to Toulouse?

No, there are no direct train services from Lille to Toulouse. Travelling from Lille to Toulouse by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Lille to Toulouse leave?

The first train from Lille to Toulouse leaves at 05:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lille to Toulouse leave?

The last train from Lille to Toulouse leaves at 21:02. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Lille and Toulouse by train?

Trains travelling from Lille to Toulouse cover a distance of around 491 miles (791 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Toulouse to Lille.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lille to Toulouse for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/08/2022 for travel on 10/08/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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