Why drive, get stuck in traffic and have to deal with parking hassles or airport transfers when you can hop on board a train from Toulouse to Bordeaux and get there in just two hours - absolutely stress-free! Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure; taking the train frees up your personal time so that you can tend to business emails, phone calls or even have a cat nap and a bite to eat.
When you catch a train from Toulouse to Bordeaux, you can pick and choose between various train types, departure times, and travel speeds. If you're in a hurry, TGV trains (part of the SNCF train company service) will get you there at a speed of 320 km/h, and give you free WiFi and an onboard carriage service too. Step off the train and into wine country to enjoy a bit of tasting at some of the area's finest wine spots including Medoc and Saint Emilion. Of course, you can also take a stroll to see some of the top attractions including Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux Cathedral or Place des Quinconces before heading to your accommodation, all a short stroll from the station.
Find all the information you need to book a train from Toulouse to Bordeaux below including FAQs, trip reviews and so much more. Happy (train) travels!
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.
OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.
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.
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).
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 Bordeaux 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 Toulouse and Bordeaux is 2 hours and 23 minutes, with around 18 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 Toulouse to Bordeaux is 2 hours and 1 minute.
Train ticket prices from Toulouse to Bordeaux can start from as little as €10 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Toulouse to Bordeaux without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Toulouse to Bordeaux each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Toulouse to Bordeaux leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Toulouse to Bordeaux leaves at 21:25. 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 Toulouse to Bordeaux cover a distance of around 131 miles (212 km) during the journey.