Planning a trip from Madrid to Toulouse? Consider taking the train!
While there aren’t currently any direct trains connecting these two cities, you can get from Madrid to Toulouse by train in just over seven hours with one transfer along the way. You’ll travel on modern and comfortable SNCF trains that are kitted out with all the amenities you need for a relaxing trip. It’s certainly a lot less tiring than trekking to airports on the outskirts of both cities, and it’s the more eco-friendly option. Arrive at the historic Toulouse station and you’ll be a short metro ride away from city centre.
Want to learn a little more before making up your mind? Scroll down and read through all the FAQs for this route.
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 Madrid to Toulouse by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Madrid and Toulouse is 10 hours and 51 minutes, with around 5 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Toulouse is 7 hours and 42 minutes.
Train tickets from Madrid to Toulouse can start from as little as $79.15 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Madrid to Toulouse. Travelling from Madrid to Toulouse by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Madrid to Toulouse leaves at 06:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Madrid to Toulouse leaves at 19:40. 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.
Trains travelling from Madrid to Toulouse cover a distance of around 344 miles (553 km) during the journey.