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Taking the train from Toulouse to Paris

Fabulous France, there’s nothing quite like it, but if you’re happy to settle for just one city then you’re doing France wrong! The right way to do it, if you ask us, is to opt for this terrific train route from Toulouse to Paris. Just 4.5 hours by train et voilà, you’ll have discovered two different parts of France sans stress, traffic jams or panicked airport security checks, magnifique.

Want to make your travel experience even more pleasant? Choose a TGV high-speed train and enjoy at-seat power sockets, free WiFi, plenty of legroom and much more on board.

Once you step off your train in Paris, don’t miss your chance to add icons like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Louvre to your trip, as well as a pain au chocolat or two! Discover a French fantasy and get your cheap train tickets from Toulouse to Paris with us.

Toulouse to Paris by train

It takes an average of 5h 3m to travel from Toulouse to Paris by train, over a distance of around 365 miles (588 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Toulouse to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €0.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 18m
PriceFrom €0.50
Distance365 miles (588 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train06:28
Last train22:18
Departure stationToulouse
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Toulouse to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Toulouse to Paris for Tuesday 4th October 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:28 11:56 4h 28m, direct
08:24 13:26 5h 2m, 1 change
09:38 13:56 4h 18m, direct
10:24 14:57 4h 33m, 1 change
11:32 16:16 4h 44m, direct
12:24 16:56 4h 32m, 1 change
13:25 17:56 4h 31m, direct
14:24 18:57 4h 33m, 1 change
14:41 20:47 6h 6m, 1 change
16:28 20:56 4h 28m, direct

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

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

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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.

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.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Toulouse to Paris

The price of train tickets from Toulouse to Paris starts at €0.50 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 Toulouse to Paris 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 Toulouse to Paris? 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 Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Toulouse and Paris is 5 hours and 3 minutes, with around 15 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Toulouse to Paris is 4 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Toulouse to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Toulouse to Paris can start from as little as €0.50 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 Toulouse to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Toulouse to Paris without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Toulouse to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Toulouse to Paris leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Toulouse to Paris leaves at 22:18. 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Toulouse to Paris 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 Paris to Toulouse. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Toulouse to Paris.
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 Toulouse to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/04/2022. 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 06/01/2022 for travel on 06/01/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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