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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 11h 36m to travel from Toulouse to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 344 miles (553 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Toulouse to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €71 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 24m
Price€71 - €266.70
Distance344 miles (553 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationToulouse
Arrival stationMadrid
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operators

Toulouse to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Toulouse to Madrid for Friday 7th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:46 Toulouse Matabiau17:10 Madrid AtochaIntercités 4655 SNCF Get tickets8h 24m, 2 changes
12:46 Toulouse Matabiau19:55 Madrid AtochaIntercités 4659 SNCF Get tickets7h 09m, 2 changes
16:08 Toulouse Matabiau09:20 Madrid AtochaTER 70625 SNCF Get tickets17h 12m, 3 changes
09:18 Toulouse Matabiau19:10 Madrid AtochaTER 86973 SNCF Get tickets9h 52m, 2 changes
12:46 Toulouse Matabiau22:00 Madrid AtochaIntercités 4659 SNCF Get tickets9h 14m, 2 changes
13:15 Toulouse Matabiau23:14 Madrid AtochaTER 86977 SNCF Get tickets9h 59m, 2 changes
15:18 Toulouse Matabiau11:10 Madrid AtochaTER 86979 SNCF Get tickets19h 52m, 2 changes
08:46 Toulouse Matabiau17:10 Madrid AtochaIntercités 4655 SNCF Get tickets8h 24m, 2 changes
09:18 Toulouse Matabiau19:10 Madrid AtochaTER 86973 SNCF Get tickets9h 52m, 2 changes
12:46 Toulouse Matabiau22:00 Madrid AtochaIntercités 4659 SNCF Get tickets9h 14m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Toulouse to Madrid

Train tickets from Toulouse to Madrid start at €71 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 €208.64.
lowest price found
from71
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price158.30
on the day
avg. single price208.64

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 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 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 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Toulouse and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Toulouse to Madrid is 8 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Toulouse to Madrid cost?

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.

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 08:46. 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 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.

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. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Toulouse to Madrid.
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 Toulouse to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 28/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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