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Toulouse to Madrid by train

A trip to Toulouse or a trip to Madrid? Why not both? These two cities are a foodie’s dream, with plenty of history, culture and style to spare. Renfe-SNCF trains will get you from Toulouse to Madrid in around seven hours. Take in the history of Toulouse, starting at Saint-Sernin Basilica, a UNESCO site, and unique Church of the Jacobins. The city even has its own Japanese garden and a cruise under Pont Neuf, its oldest bridge, is the perfect way to round up your trip. Just remember to fuel your adventure with the amazing cuisine of the area, from local sausages to delicious duck. Hungry for more? Then head to Madrid.

Churros, paella, history, art and sports, whatever you have an appetite for, the Spanish capital can provide! The Royal Palace of Madrid is a must-see, and boasts 2000 rooms, or if you prefer your regal surroundings to be a bit greener, El Retiro Park is a beautiful park with ornate structures and a boating lake. Gran Vía provides plenty of shopping opportunities as well as stylish bars and restaurants. Enjoy a European escape in Spain and France by booking your train tickets above.

Toulouse to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 10h 55m to travel from Toulouse to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 344 miles (553 km). There are normally 5 trains per day traveling from Toulouse to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from $64.06 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

7h 0m


553 miles (344 km)


5 trains per day


2 changes


From $64.06

Train and bus operators

Union Ivkoni (Bus), Flixbus, ALSA

Toulouse to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Toulouse to Madrid for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:05 14:45 9h 40m, 3 changes
06:16 17:55 11h 39m, 3 changes
06:43 17:55 11h 12m, 4 changes
11:45 18:45 7h 0m, 2 changes
16:43 07:50 15h 7m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Toulouse to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Toulouse to Madrid starts at $64.06 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 Toulouse to Madrid 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 Toulouse to Madrid

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

The average journey time by train between Toulouse and Madrid is 10 hours and 55 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 Toulouse and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Toulouse to Madrid is 7 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Toulouse to Madrid cost?

Train tickets from Toulouse to Madrid can start from as little as $64.06 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 Toulouse to Madrid?

No, there are no direct train services from Toulouse to Madrid. Travelling from Toulouse to Madrid by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Toulouse to Madrid leaves at 06:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Toulouse to Madrid leaves at 17:43. 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 Toulouse and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Toulouse to Madrid 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 Madrid to Toulouse.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Toulouse to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 01/19/2023 for travel on 01/19/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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