Capital of the Occitanie region, Toulouse is ideally situated just 1h30 from the Mediterranean, 1h from the ski slopes of the Pyrenees and 2h from the Atlantic Ocean.
In the heart of the South-West, Toulouse is easily accessible.
Arriving by plane
Toulouse-Blagnac international airport exceeded the 9.8 million passenger mark in 2018.
It offers direct flights to 90 destinations.
8km from the city centre, the Airport Shuttle or the Tram connect with the city centre in 20 min.
A shuttle service directly links the airport and the city centre:
Arriving by train
The Toulouse-Matabiau train station is located in the heart of the city and has many regular connections with Bordeaux - 2h; Montpellier - 2h15, Lyon - 4h00 or Paris - 4h15.
Daily frequency of the main connections:
- 4 Return trips Toulouse / Paris Austerlitz
- 8 Return trip Toulouse / Paris Montparnasse
- 8 Return Trip Bordeaux / Toulouse / Marseille
- 3 Return trips Toulouse / Lyon
- 1 Return trip Toulouse Barcelona (from April to September)
The station is directly connected to the metro network with the Marengo-SNCF metro station.
Arriving by car
Toulouse sits at the crossroads of various motorways: to the north the A62 towards Bordeaux and the A20 to Paris, to the west the A64 towards Biarritz, to the south the A66 that leads to Barcelona and to the east towards Montpellier (A61) and Albi (A68).
Public transport and soft mobility
The city centre of Toulouse is on a human scale and can easily be explored on foot or by bike. For longer distances, the bus-metro-tram network offers a practical solution.
The bus-metro-tram network of Toulouse is comprehensive and allows you to get around throughout the city very easily. The entire bus-metro-tram network is covered by one sole ticket pricing zone. That same ticket is valid for Toulouse and the outskirts.
The Toulouse urban area and its 580km of cycling paths boasts its own automatic bike hire scheme: over 250 stations and 2,400 self-service bikes.