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High-Speed trains from Paris to Toulouse

Heard of the Pink City and you want to see it in real life? Travelling from Paris to Toulouse by train is easy thanks to high-speed TGV trains. The journey by train takes just over four hours, that’s quicker than driving, plus you’ll avoid sitting in traffic and having to find somewhere to park in the city. TGV First Class also features wide reclining seats for extra comfort if you feel like travelling in real style.

Toulouse Matabiau station is located in the centre of the city on the banks of the Canal du Midi. Once you step out of the station, take the bridge to cross the canal and visit Maison de la Violette. Open since 1993, this pretty barge sells unique violet goodies. Ready to book? Find train times, ticket prices and FAQs about the journey from Paris to Toulouse below.

Paris to Toulouse by train

It takes an average of 6h 25m to travel from Paris to Toulouse by train, over a distance of around 365 miles (588 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Paris to Toulouse and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 11m
Price€15 - €275.40
Distance365 miles (588 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationToulouse
ChangesDirect trains available
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Paris to Toulouse train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Toulouse for Wednesday 27th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
13:59 Paris Montparnasse18:10 Toulouse MatabiauTGV INOUI 8511 SNCF Get tickets4h 11m, direct
16:47 Paris Montparnasse21:17 Toulouse MatabiauTGV INOUI 8211 SNCF Get tickets4h 30m, direct
18:47 Paris Montparnasse23:15 Toulouse MatabiauTGV INOUI 8515 SNCF Get tickets4h 28m, direct
20:35 Paris Montparnasse10:41 Toulouse MatabiauTGV INOUI 8457 SNCF Get tickets14h 06m, 1 change
09:47 Paris Montparnasse14:41 Toulouse MatabiauTGV INOUI 8535 SNCF Get tickets4h 54m, 1 change
10:12 Paris Gare de Lyon16:21 Toulouse MatabiauTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets6h 09m, 1 change
10:47 Paris Montparnasse17:46 Toulouse MatabiauTGV INOUI 8403 SNCF Get tickets6h 59m, 2 changes
13:59 Paris Montparnasse18:10 Toulouse MatabiauTGV INOUI 8511 SNCF Get tickets4h 11m, direct
16:47 Paris Montparnasse21:17 Toulouse MatabiauTGV INOUI 8211 SNCF Get tickets4h 30m, direct
18:47 Paris Montparnasse23:15 Toulouse MatabiauTGV INOUI 8515 SNCF Get tickets4h 28m, direct

TGV, OUIGO, SNCF and Intercités trains from Paris to Toulouse

You can travel from Paris to Toulouse on TGV, OUIGO, 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

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 Paris to Toulouse

Train tickets from Paris to Toulouse start at €15 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €115.27.
lowest price found
from15
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price98.40
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price107.97
on the day
avg. single price115.27

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 Paris 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Paris 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 Paris to Toulouse take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Toulouse is 6 hours and 25 minutes, with around 7 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 Paris and Toulouse by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Toulouse is 4 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Toulouse cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Toulouse can start from as little as €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.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Toulouse?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Toulouse without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Paris to Toulouse. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Toulouse leaves at 09:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Toulouse leaves at 20:52. 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 Paris and Toulouse by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Toulouse cover a distance of around 365 miles (588 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Toulouse to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris 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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Toulouse for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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