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How to travel from Marseille to Toulouse by train

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

There are around 11 trains per day running between Marseille and Toulouse, which usually take 4 hours 49 minutes to complete the 198 miles (319 km) journey. It can take as little as 3 hours 47 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. You can reach Toulouse by travelling on an SNCF service – the main train operator in France. You'll be travelling on either a TER or Intercités train during your journey, both of which offer comfortable seating and space for luggage.

You can save money on train tickets from Marseille to Toulouse if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €1.60. 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 timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Marseille to Toulouse by train

It takes an average of 4h 49m to travel from Marseille to Toulouse by train, over a distance of around 198 miles (319 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Marseille to Toulouse and tickets for this journey start from €1.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 47m
PriceFrom €1.60
Distance198 miles (319 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
First train05:20
Last train20:14
Departure stationMarseille
Arrival stationToulouse
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, ALSA

Marseille to Toulouse train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille to Toulouse for Wednesday 29th June 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:20 Marseille St-Charles10:42 Toulouse Matabiautgv inoui 6102 SNCF 5h 22m, 3 changes
06:17 Marseille St-Charles11:01 Toulouse MatabiauTER 76550 SNCF 4h 44m, 1 change
07:18 Marseille St-Charles11:15 Toulouse MatabiauIC 4756 SNCF 3h 57m, direct
08:02 Marseille St-Charles12:42 Toulouse Matabiauave 9731 SNCF 4h 40m, 1 change
09:28 Marseille St-Charles13:15 Toulouse MatabiauIC 4758 SNCF 3h 47m, direct
11:23 Marseille St-Charles15:15 Toulouse MatabiauIC 4760 SNCF 3h 52m, direct

SNCF and Intercités trains from Marseille to Toulouse

You can travel from Marseille to Toulouse on SNCF and Intercités trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

Cheap train tickets from Marseille to Toulouse

The price of train tickets from Marseille to Toulouse starts at €1.60 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 Marseille 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Marseille and Toulouse is 4 hours and 49 minutes, with around 11 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 Marseille and Toulouse by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille to Toulouse is 3 hours and 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Marseille to Toulouse cost?

Train ticket prices from Marseille to Toulouse can start from as little as €1.60 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Marseille to Toulouse?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Marseille to Toulouse without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Marseille to Toulouse each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Marseille to Toulouse leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Marseille to Toulouse leaves at 20:14. 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 Marseille and Toulouse by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille to Toulouse cover a distance of around 198 miles (319 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Toulouse to Marseille. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Marseille to Toulouse.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Marseille to Toulouse for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/29/2022. 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 01/03/2022 for travel on 01/03/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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