Train Paris → ToulouseFrom AU$ 23
- Departure station : Paris austerlitz (85, quai d'Austerlitz 75013 Paris)
Paris montparnasse (17, Boulevard de Vaugiraud 75741 Paris cedex 15)
- Arrival station : Toulouse matabiau (64, Boulevard Pierre Sémard BP 35203 31079 Toulouse cedex 5)
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Main stations in Paris and Toulouse
Paris Gare Montparnasse Train Station
Address: 17, Boulevard de Vaugiraud 75741 Paris cedex 15Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1:30am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Disabled Facilities, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Business Lounge and Waiting Rooms, Lost and found, Places to eat in the station, Currency exchange, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Paris Austerlitz Train Station
Address: 85, quai d'Austerlitz 75013 ParisOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER, Corail), Intercity trains, Night trains (Elipsos)
SNCF rail agents, Ticket vending machine, Currency Exchange, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Toulouse Matabiau Train Station
Address: 64, Boulevard Pierre Sémard BP 35203 31079 Toulouse cedex 5Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:45am to 12:45am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:45am to 12:45am
Public holidays: 4:45am to 12:45am
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV, Corail), Regional trains (TER Midi-Pyrenees), Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Business lounge & Waiting rooms, Tourist Information Office, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, Currency exchange, ATM and Public Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Paris and Toulouse
Paris, the capital of France
This is it! You are nearing a visit to the one of the world’s greatest cities, Paris! The capital of France is also known as the City of Light. This enchanting city, at the crossroads of cultures, is the capital of fashion and home to world highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Avenue des Champs Elysées, to name but a few. In terms of architectural beauty, art history, events, gastronomy and sheer extravagance, Paris is a milestone ahead of any other city on earth.
Beyond the highlights of the city, Paris is the ideal place to discover the French art de vivre. Take a seat in a café and simply enjoy the scene in front of you: locals shopping fresh food from authentic markets, people taking their time for lunch which usually lasts more than an hour, women and men who are well groomed in a simple yet fashionable way… Simple things that make life much more enjoyable.
When it’s time to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Indeed, Paris has a wealth of restaurants serving specialities from every corner of the world. And of course you don’t come to this amazing city without having a morning croissant, lunch in a neighbourhood bistro or dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurants if you wish to have a treat.
Paris has one of the world’s most extensive public transport systems. You can take a taxi if you are not much of an adventurer, but that would be a pity! Metro (subway or underground), buses and city bicycles are much more fun and are very easy to use, even for beginners. Go to any metro station and ask the RATP staff to help you out with the best ticket option. Don’t forget to ask for a free tourist map.
It takes more than a couple of days to discover Paris, but you can plan your visit according to our 3-day itinerary to see the best of the City of Light.
Toulouse, the capital of Midi-Pyrénées region
Toulouse is a French city located in the South West of France in the Midi-Pyrénées region. The region is well known for its sunny climate and gastronomy. As for Toulouse, the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region, is a city with an exceptional heritage. From its beautiful private mansions, churches, museums and landmarks, the pink city, as it is also known (Ville Rose in French) will charm you. Toulouse is France’s 4th biggest city and as such is home to over 400,000 inhabitants. The city which can be easily reached from Paris of Bordeaux is also a well-known university town and the European aeronautical capital. Did you know that Toulouse is the iconic capital of Rugby. Its flagship team is Stade Toulousain, which is one of the most successful clubs in Europe with eighteen league titles in France, three cups of France and four cups of Europe.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Toulouse
Great way to travel. The only improvement would be to allow people to know where their carriage is going to be on the platform - there is such a lot going on when you have to run (with luggage) from one end of the platform the other end.
Thanks for organising our train tickets, which we delivered to our door my mail within 2 days. We also used services for a group booking for train travel between Beziers and Paris, trains are fantastic, very comfortable.
fantastic journey, so easy on the TGV
A great way to travel in France. Buying the tickets online before leaving home saved a lot of money
A very pleasant trip. The whole booking experience was easy over the net and this part of the trip went according to plan
We traveled first class on this trip. Same type of trip in the UK cost us more but there was a distinct difference between first class and second class. We had to queue in the dining car, 4 cars away from where we were sitting, to get some food and drink with the French trip We since found out it would have been cheaper to fly in France - certainly the experience was only a patch on the UK experience of Edinburgh to London - more expensive but a much better quality experience - with waiters and carts of refreshments - very nice :)
European trails are great, even the regional ones. On time and reliable
the trip on the TGV was a wonderful experience. Clean comfortable seats, friendly staff in the lounge... and the views of the countryside so much better than in a plane!!! Recommended
Under normal circumstance this would have been a straight forward trip however we were delayed for three and a half hours in Bordeaux. (There was also a delay on the way to Bordeaux) This Bordeaux delay was because of an issue somewhere on the line, we think! Throughout the delay there was very little communication and none in English, we and no idea what was happening and became very agitated. Our only communication was with a very nice lady who tried her best to explain what was happening. We eventually got to our hotel at 9pm very hungry and very tired. If future communications could include English it would be a great improvement.
This trip was part of a holiday. All went smoothly. The train was comfortable and clean and the staff were lovely. My only concern was the toilet. There appeared to be only one and it was very wet and smelled of urine. If the toilet was clean it would have been modern and nice. Apart from that one thing it was an excellent ride and travelling by train has my recommendation.
The train was cancelled and I was not notified by email of the cancellation. It wasnt even listed as a cancelled service on the departure board. It was as if it had never existed. There was no alternative TGV service available for 8 hours. I was told I could take an Intercity service, which left at about the same time, but took much longer. Although we had reserved seats on the TGV, and the Intercity service also had reserved seats, there was no one allocate seats to us to ensure we had seats which had not been reserved for other passengers.
As a retired couple we love travelling on the TGV. These trains are fast, comfortable, and so easy to get on and to leave. You start and end in the city centres. Overall the time taken is comparable to flying, but without the hassle and stress of airports. And you get to see the scenery whizzing by! We don't look forward to flying. We do look forward to the TGV.
We booked seats in first class and were impressed with the space and facilities provided. A light lunch was served and was quite adequate.
Travel by TVG was fantastic. Fast and beautiful country side. 1st Class is the best!
We were travelling from Interlaken in Switzerland to Dijon and from Basel to Dijon was via TGV with compulsory reservation. The reservation from Basel to Dijon was so high I tried catching a regional train to the next stop Mulhouse and booking the reservation from there to Dijon. This worked but required an extra connection...very inconvient. The TGV was also very late and old seats and we were in 1st Class.