How to get to Toulouse

Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport boasts an exceptional location just 8km west of Toulouse. It is very easy to get to the city centre thanks to public transport links and taxis.

The Toulouse-Matabiau SNCF railway station is in the city centre, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Place du Capitole. The Canal du Midi sits opposite and welcomes everyone to Toulouse!

All the information about getting to Toulouse by bus, train or air.

From the airport to the Symposium (University)

Go to the Tram line T2. At the T2 station you will buy your ticket. On the T2 Tram validate your ticket and keep it. The T2 will provide direct way to the station “Palais de Justice”, which is the terminus in the city center, a trip of 30 min.

At this station get off the tram and turn right (on to Place Lafourcade) and take the Metro.

In the metro station, with the same ticket go through the barriers and then take the direction “Ramonville”. Stop at station “Université Paul Sabatier”. There, take the escalator to the outside. You are in front of the building of the conference.

 

From the airport to Toulouse downtown

When you arrive at Toulouse airport and if you want to go the city center:

Go to the Tram line T2. At the T2 station you will buy your ticket. On the T2 Tram validate your ticket and keep it. The T2 will provide direct way to the station “Palais de Justice”, which is the terminus in the city center, a trip of 30 min.

At this station get off the tram and turn right (on to Place Lafourcade) and take the Metro.

In the metro station, with the same ticket go through the barriers and then take the direction “Borderouge”. You will stop at the station “Jean Jaurès”.

Most of the hotels are around of this station.

From the Symposium (University) to downtown

or to Basilica St Sernin for the concert

Go to the Metro “Université Paul Sabatier”, take the direction “Borderouge”, if you want to go to city center and your hotel stop at “Jean Jaurès”. If you want to go to the Basilica Saint Sernin, stop at “Jeanne d’Arc”.

Take the exit “rue Alsace Lorraine”. Go up the stairs on the right. At the top walk to the first street on your left (Rue Saint Bernard), you see the roman apse of the Basilica Saint Sernin and its bell tower (12-15e century).The entrance in on your left, it is called “porte Miègeville”.

After the concert you can walk across the streets to the “place du Capitole” (5 to 10 mn) and will find many restaurants.

From Toulouse downtown to Hotel Dieu for Gala Diner

In the metro station “Jean Jaurès” buy a ticket go through the barriers and then take the direction “Basso Cambo”. You will stop at the station Saint Cyprien.

At this station go through the barriers turn right, and then take the stairs on the right and walk in the Rue de la République to the Garonne. At the end of this street admire the “Pont Neuf” (which is an old XVIe century bridge).

The Hôtel Dieu is on the left. Go inside the garden, take the beautiful stairs in from of you. The Salle des Pélerins in just in your left.

 

OR BETTER, instead of taking the Metro, you can walk from the Square Président Wilson (Metro Jean Jaurès) take rue Lafayette, then turn left on the square Charles de Gaulle, wall straight on the Rue Alsace Lorraine at the traffic lights (place Esquirol) turn right, walk straight on this square and the rue de Metz to the Garonne. Cross the Pont Neuf. The “Hotel Dieu” in on your right. 15 mn walk.

Public transport

With the Tisséo transport network, its 2 metro lines, trams and busses, you can go wherever you want without a car.

Metro
Line A: Balma-Gramont > Basso-Cambo.
Line B: Borderouge > Ramonville.
The many metro stations offer travellers large car parks and parking is free with a valid transport ticket.

Tram
Line T1 : Palais de Justice > Aérosconstellation
Line T2 : Palais de Justice > Airport

Bus
More than 80 bus routes are at your service.

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