|Toulouse - Travel Information
Getting around (and to) Toulouse
The city is connected well by various mode of transportation like
bus service, train and metro services.
By Bus :
A shuttle bus (Les Courriers de La Garonne) leaves the airport for
the centre of Toulouse every 20 minutes on weekdays and at a reduced
frequency at weekends and cost approximately 25 FRF / 3.81 EUR single,
40 FRF / 6,09 EUR day return.
Apart from the airport shuttle bus, which is privately run and is
detailed under the airport section, the main bus route covers the
route 1 which covers a circular route along the main boulevards
(passing by the Conference location, the Centre de Congres Pierre
Tickets and prices are the same as for the metro. At the airport,
tickets are sold at the shuttle bus desk (Phone: +33 5 34 60 64
00) situated outside the terminal building in front of car park
PO on the arrivals level (Porte C).
The last departure of this service is shortly after the arrival
of the last plane of the day (11.30 p.m).
The shuttle service that runs from the city to the airport starts
at 5.20 a.m from the bus station. Note: Tickets should be bought
on board while traveling.
Taxis are plentiful in Toulouse. As a result, taxi ranks are located
strategically throughout the city centre; the ones at Place Wilson,
Place Esquirol, and Matabiau railway station are available day and
night, while those at Place Jeanne d'Arc, Place St Cyprien, and
Toulouse-Blagnac airport are usually available until early or late
evening. Taxis depart from between Halls 1 and 2 on the Arrivals
level (Porte C).
Approximate fares to/from the city centre are 120 FRF / 18.29 EUR
during the day and 150 FRF / 22.86 EUR at night.
In addition, there are a number of car rental companies based at
the airport. Their offices are located in Hall 2 in the Arrivals
The railway station (Gare Matabiau) is situated about 15 minutes’
walk from Place Wilson and the city centre. It is well connected
to both bus services and the metro (Marengo-SNCF stop) - an
underground passageway provides immediate access to the metro system.
In addition to its normal ticket desks there is a special information
centre which includes an international desk. The station has a reasonable
selection of fast-food outlets plus a restaurant serving breakfast,
lunch and dinner. For visitors arriving in Toulouse, a small Tourist
Office has recently been opened at the station.
Train tickets can be bought at the railway station or at a number
of retailers in the city, including the Espace Esquirol at Place
Esquirol. In addition, tickets to certain destinations can be bought
at reduced prices if purchased a week before traveling.
The ultra-sophisticated metro, the underground systems - is
clean, comfortable, and efficient. However, the system consists
of just one line of 15 stations, from Jolimont to Basso-Cambo, which
takes around 18 minutes.
There is a metro stop at the railway station (Marengo-SNCF), which
makes the system handy for anyone arriving in the city, with stops
at Jean Jaurès (for Place Wilson and the Boulevards) and
Capitole (for Place du Capitole and Rue Alsace Lorraine). The network
is open from 5.00 a.m to midnight, 0.42 a.m Fridays and Saturdays
(the last train leaves at 0.12 a.m from each terminus).Trains run
every 2 minutes during rush hour, every 4 minutes out of rush hour
and every 6 minutes at night.
Tickets can be bought at machines (instructions available in English)
at metro stations - though many stations do not have ticket