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Trains from Madrid to Toulouse

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.

Madrid to Toulouse by train

It takes an average of 10h 38m to travel from Madrid to Toulouse by train, over a distance of around 344 miles (553 km). There are normally 5 trains per day traveling from Madrid to Toulouse and tickets for this journey start from $67.58 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 17m
PriceFrom $67.58
Distance344 miles (553 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train06:30
Last train21:10
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationToulouse
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Madrid to Toulouse train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Toulouse for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:30 15:20 9h 50m, 4 changes
05:30 16:16 10h 46m, 3 changes
08:30 18:17 9h 47m, 3 changes
12:25 19:42 7h 17m, 1 change
20:10 11:42 15h 32m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Toulouse

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Toulouse starts at $67.58 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 Madrid 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 Madrid to Toulouse

Want to know more about your journey from Madrid 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 Madrid to Toulouse take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Toulouse is 10 hours and 38 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Toulouse is 7 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Toulouse cost?

Train tickets from Madrid to Toulouse can start from as little as $67.58 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 Madrid to Toulouse?

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

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

The first train from Madrid to Toulouse leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Toulouse leaves at 21:10. 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 Madrid and Toulouse by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Toulouse cover a distance of around 344 miles (553 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Toulouse to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Toulouse for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 01/11/2023 for travel on 01/11/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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