Public Transport in Toulouse!

Ok so going in to the usually taken never my favorite but need to do it here. This is public transportation and it is very popular in France and even by visitors seeking to see something different. I like the car and not shy to tell the world, the best invention of mankind oh well in the top 10.

Toulouse is no different when it comes to public transportation and very heavily use as it is a huge university town as well with over 100K students. Let me tell you briefly on the transportation in Toulouse.

The airport is at Blagnac easy to city center Toulouse and use it several times as well as the navette bus from airport, very good mode of transportation. Easy in and out. First you now have the tramway line 2 direct access with automatic machine for ticketing at Hall C – niveau Arrivées (porte C2) this is arrival levels at gate C2 best to Fer de Cheval by Pont St Michel. The navette bus which is the one I used is taken at  street level stop gate or porte C2 arrivals. Take it direction Gare Routiére bus terminal which is at Matabiau next to train station and you can get on metro ,bus or walk as I do into city center along Allées Jean Jaurés. And of course, there is always the taxi  they are at street level arrivals between gates or portes B3 in Hall B and C1 in Hall C; but the navette bus is nicer me think.

Official Airport Toulouse Blagnac in English

You have a wonderful train station Gare Toulouse-Matabiau located in the district of Matabiau near walking distance done it to city center; there are other stations to serve the TER Occitanie trains. I have come by train here several times over the years, very nice. Just crossing the allées Jean Jaurés or rue Raymond VI and you are in the center in  5-10 minutes.

The main regular intercité train lines are from Paris Gare d’Austerlitz ,and the TGV from Gare Montparnasse. The Gare Matabiau Toulouse SNCF is here: Official train station Matabiau Toulouse

The local train network is TER Occitanie, webpage here: TER SNCF Occitanie Matabiau Toulouse

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You have the tramway line 1 and 2 in town and the network as for buses and metro/subway is TISSEO.

From Beauzelle to Toulouse passing by Blagnac, the line 1 service 24 stations.  The itinerary is long of 14.4 km  allowing you to connect the Aéroconstallation to the Palais de JusticeThe T2 tram line connects Toulouse city center to Toulouse-Blagnac airport.
Line 2 is made up of a joint section with line T1 from Palais de Justice to Ancely and a new track connecting line T1 at the Jean Maga roundabout to the terminus located at the terminal. The course, 2375m long, is made up of three stations: Airport: near hall C, Arrivals level, and the bus station.  Didier Daurat: near rue Jean Dufour, near the eponymous avenue. Pierre Nadot: halfway between the Dewoitine roundabout and the A 621 crossing viaduct in contact with the Airbus bridge.

Toulouse

You have the Metro or subway or tube of Toulouse. It has two lines A and B.

The metro line A has a correspondance station at Jean Jaurés with line B as well as with the tramway  T1 et T2  in stop or arrêt Arènes.  Metro line A has these 18 stations : Balma-Gramont – Parking Relais, Argoulets – Parking Relais; Roseraie, Jolimont – Parking Relais, Marengo – SNCF, Jean-Jaurès – correspondance with line B; Capitole, Esquirol, Saint-Cyprien République, Patte-d’Oie, Arènes – Parking Relais – correspondance with tramways T1 and T2 – Gare St Cyprien – Arènes,  Fontaine-Lestang; Mermoz; Bagatelle; Mirail-Université;  Reynerie; Bellefontaine,  and Basso-Cambo – Parking Relais.

The Metro line B, over nearly 16 km along a north-south axis, links some 20 stations between Borderouge and Ramonville-Saint-Agne. It offers a connecting station with line A  at Jean-Jaurès station and one with lines T1 and T2 of the tramway in Palais de Justice. The 20 stations are Borderouge – Parking Relais; Trois Cocus; La Vache – Parking Relais; Barrière de Paris; Minimes – Claude Nougaro; Canal du Midi; Compans Caffarelli; Jeanne d’Arc; Jean Jaurès – correspondance with metro line A; François Verdier; Carmes; Palais de Justice -correspondance with tramways T1 and T2 (towards airport) ; St Michel – Marcel Langer ;  Empalot; Saint-Agne – SNCF; Saouzelong; Rangueil ;Faculté de Pharmacie; Université Paul Sabatier and Ramonville – Parking Relais.

For info I put metro line C here but is of no significance for the visitor. Metro Line C connecting the Arénes to Colomiers .It serves Toec, Lardenne, Saint-Martin-du-Touch, Les Ramassiers and Colomiers.  Between Colomiers Gare and the Arénes; your Tisséo ticket allows you to get 2nd class bus-metro-train connections.

The bus has over 80 lines too much to explain here but easy and frequent service is available. I have never use it. Here are the bus lines and schedules: Official TISSEO bus lines and schedules

Toulouse

The complete public transporation network of Toulouse is call TISSEO as said and its webpage is in French, Spanish, and English. Here it is in English: Public transportation of Toulouse, TISSEO

And of course the tourist office has more in English here: Tourist office of Toulouse on public transporation in English

And of course this is intended to move about in Toulouse. Once arriving walking is the best way to move around, and if daring the bike. Vélo Toulouse. Which of course have no knowledge of, the site is here for the finding a bike station: Official Vélo Toulouse, the bike in the city

Hope it helps move about, and if questions let me know. Enjoy your stay in Toulouse and do walk!!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

 

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