Paris to Toulouse by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $18.21
  2. 30 day advance $161.08
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 6m
  • Distance
    588 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paris to Toulouse by train

Fast trains from Paris to Toulouse take around 4 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 588 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Toulouse.

1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Toulouse?

Direct trains from Paris to Toulouse have been found.

We usually find around 37 direct trains on the route from Paris to Toulouse every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 34 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Paris to Toulouse?

The Paris to Toulouse train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Paris to Toulouse train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Toulouse is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 06:28 and the last train is around 22:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 06:40, and the last at 22:52.

What's the Paris to Toulouse train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Toulouse are $18.21.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $161 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $34. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Paris to Toulouse train tickets?

Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to Toulouse by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paris and Toulouse?

More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Toulouse, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Toulouse to Paris by train

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Intercités de Nuit

As Toulouse is still remote from France’s main high-speed rail network, travel times from Paris to Toulouse are longer than you might expect. That’ll change in due course, but until it does there’s still a strong market for overnight travel between the two cities.

The direct Intercités de Nuit train normally leaves Paris between ten and eleven in the evening.

If the idea of an overnight train journey doesn’t appeal, don’t worry. You have plenty of daytime options too. There are several daytime TGVs from Paris Montparnasse to Toulouse - the journey time has much improved since July 2017, when a new high-speed route opened to Bordeaux. The Paris-Toulouse TGVs use that new route. And there are also Intercités services which leave from Paris Austerlitz.

Paris to Toulouse (night train)

The night train to Toulouse leaves from Paris Austerlitz station. Like all domestic overnight services within France, this train does not have sleeping cars. But it does offer a choice of reclining seats, six-berth couchettes and four-berth couchettes. For a reasonable night’s sleep we strongly recommend opting for couchette accommodation.

The night train makes a brief stop at Les-Aubrais-Orléans to pick up passengers bound for south-west France. It then travels for some hours before making a couple of stops to set down passengers prior to arriving in Matabiau station in Toulouse in the morning. From Toulouse Matabiau there are excellent onward connections to destinations across south-west France. The Paris to Toulouse night train carries through carriages (both couchettes and reclining seats) to a number of communities in the Pyrenees. These include Foix, Ax-les-Thermes, L'Hospitalet (for Andorra) and Latour de Carol (for onward connections to Spain or with the diminutive Petit Train Jaune along the mountainous Ligne de Cerdagne).

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.