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.
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.§
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!
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The average journey time by train between Toulouse and Madrid is 11 hours and 36 minutes, with around 3 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 Madrid is 8 hours and 24 minutes.
Train tickets from Toulouse to Madrid can start from as little as €71 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.
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.
The first train from Toulouse to Madrid leaves at 08:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Toulouse to Madrid leaves at 16:08. 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 Madrid cover a distance of around 344 miles (553 km) during the journey.