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About Toulouse Blagnac Airport

Toulouse - Balagnac Airport was built in 1913 in the Blagnac Region near the city of Toulouse in France, for the use of cargo planes and since 1928 has been used by scheduled fights.  Today it holds the title of the fifth largest airport in France.  Toulouse - Blagnac Airport suffered a great destruction in the Second World War and was closed to flights.  To erase the traces of the war by the French authorities the first terminal building of the airport was renovated during the initiated works and was completed in 1953 and then the airport started to operate again.  The annual passenger average of Toulouse - Blagnac Airport, which operates flights to 74 regions in Europe and Africa, exceeds 8 million passengers.  In 2014 in order to meet the accommodation needs of passengers in delays and transfers, hotel construction was started within the airport borders.


 
Getting to the City Center from Toulouse Blagnac Airport

Located on the south-west of France, Toulouse is also known as the 'pink city'. The biggest reason for this is the effect of the romantic atmosphere provided by the reflections of sunlight on the tile color dominating the city's architecture. Toulouse, one of the largest cities in France, is famous for its temperate climate, foie gras and wines.

It is a sacred city for Christians due to the Pilgrimage Route of Saint Jaques. A large number of students from abroad are also coming to the city influenced by the French education. The city is also referred to as the aviation industry, due to the presence of facilities such as the plant of Airbus.

Most of the European countries are calm on Sundays. France is one of the countries where you can experience this calmness most and Toulouse is no different as a typical French city. When planning your sightseeing in the city center, you should remember that many cafes, restaurants and shops are closed on Sunday.

There is a shuttle service in Toulouse that allows you to visit the historical sites of the city center. It is a free service offered by the municipality which serves 6 days a week except Sunday. Tisseo is the company that regulates the city's public transport system. The metro, bus and tram serve as means of public transport in the city center. You can get your ticket for each one by cash or credit card on the machines in the station. You can buy a ticket for a single, two or ten use, also for one, two or three days. Prices range from 1.60 euros to 13.40 euros. With these tickets you can use all means of public transport.

The metro operates from 05:15 to 03:00 between Fridays and Saturdays, and from 05:15 to 00:00 on other days. There are two separate lines, Line A and Line B, and you can easily learn from which stations the lines pass through the stations located at the stations.

Trams serve with two different lines, T1 and T2, like the metro, and you can easily learn the stops of these lines at the stations. You can use the tram between 04:50 and 00:30. You can explore the whole city in a much more pleasant way by renting bicycles. Bicycle rental stations are available at different points in the city center.

You can rent a bicycle with your credit card by registering at a kiosk for 1.20 euros. You can end the rental period by re-locking the bike to any bike station. The amount will be taken from your credit card. The penalty for not delivering the bike is 150 euros. There are special bicycle lanes and roads in the city. You can get a map showing these routes from the tourist information centers free of charge. You can also ask for a route that will provide you with the best way to explore the city by bike.

The use of taxis in the city center is prevalent during night hours when public transport is not available. Trains are generally used for intercity transportation and are quite comfortable. Airline transport is provided by Toulouse-Balgnac International Airport.

The airport is only 10 kilometers from the city center. The transportation between the two points is very convenient because of the short distance. You can reach the city center in 20 minutes using taxi or airport shuttle services. Bus and tram alternatives are available for those who prefer public transport. Although it is very common in the city center, it is not possible to reach the city center by renting bicycles because there is no parking space at the airport.

Bus

There are two separate public transport buses that you can use to get to the city center from the airport. You can reach the city center by bus number 66. The bus stops are in front of the B3 door. The journey takes about 50 minutes. If you are planning to use public transport as a means of transportation during your stay in the city, you can get your 10-use or 3-day ticket at the airport yet you can get to all public transports with the same ticket.

Tram

From the airport you can reach the city center via the T2 tram line. You can get your ticket from the machines on the station. If you plan to use public transport for the duration of your stay in the city, you can get 10-use or 2-3 day tickets at the airport. The T2 tram line runs every 15 minutes and reaches the city center in about half an hour.

Hotel Shuttle

You can contact your hotel in advance and find out if there are shuttle services to the airport. If your hotel has a shuttle service, you must book in advance and share some information such as how many people you will be travelling with or the number of your luggage. If there is no heavy traffic, you can reach your hotel in about 20 minutes.

Airport Shuttle

The shuttle services at the airport take the passengers to the city center in about 20 minutes. Ticket prices are 8 euros for one way. If you are going to use the airport shuttle service in your return as well, you can get two tickets for 15 Euros. If time is important to you, it is useful to know the departure time of the shuttles in advance. The shuttles generally depart every 20 minutes. You can take them from the arriving gates and the B3 gate. A shuttle service is available between 05:30 and 00:15 every day except May Day.

Taxi

Taxis are not widely used in the city center, but due to its proximity, it is a preferred vehicle for transportation from the airport to the city center. In the arrival area you will find a taxi stop between the B3 and C1 gates and you can reach the city center in about 20 minutes by taxi. You can also book a taxi from the airport's customer service line. Taxi from the airport to the city center costs about 30 euros and there is a small extra fee for baggage.

Car Rental

There are different car rental companies' offices in the airport. When you arrive at the airport, you can go to one these companies’ offices and rent a car at the size and price that suits you. If you do not want to deal with it at the airport, you can book in advance.

Many hotels in the city center have free parking, so if you are considering renting a car it might be useful for you to talk about this with your hotel in advance. Continue on the A621 road and then on the Avenue d'Elche road and you can reach the city center in 20 minutes if there is no heavy traffic.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2017
Getting to Toulouse Blagnac Airport from the City Center

You can take advantage of the two different public transport alternatives to get to the airport which is in 10 kilometers distance, as well as of more private vehicles such as taxi or hotel shuttles. It takes about 20 minutes to the airport on a day with normal flow of traffic with private vehicles. If you prefer to reach the airport by public transport from the city center, you can choose the bus or tram. Your journey by tram will take about 30 minutes. The buses arrive at the airport in about 50 minutes.

Bus

You can buy bus tickets from tram and metro stations as well as from the driver when you get on the bus.

You can easily reach the airport from the city center after a journey of about 50 minutes by bus number 66. The bus leaves its passengers in front of the B3 door of the airport.

Tram

You can reach the airport from the city center via the T2 tram line, which offers an express transport service. You can easily get your ticket by credit card at the machine on the station. You can reach the airport in about half an hour using this line. As it saves almost half the time compared to buses, the tram is a more popular alternative for those who prefer public transport. Another advantage is that the T2 tramway line leaves every 15 minutes.

Hotel Shuttles

Hotel shuttles are one of the most preferred transportation methods of the visitors, especially those with heavy luggage. If you do not travel alone, the fare would be more affordable for you; so you can enjoy being picked up from your hotel door and taken to the airport door with this transportation vehicle. Many accommodation companies in Toulouse provide this service and you can book in advance if you wish to use this service.

Airport Shuttles

Airport shuttles have departure points in the city center and allow you to reach the airport in an average of 20 minutes for a ticket price of 8 euros. If you plan to use shuttle service from the city center to reach the airport, you should definitely know where they are departing from. Shuttles serve every day of the year except for May Day. They operate between 05:00 and 21:20.

Taxi

Although taxis are not very common in the city center, they can be preferred for transportation to the airport due to its proximity to the city center. If you wish you can arrange with a taxi stop at the city center, or ask your hotel to arrange a taxi for you. The cost of getting to the airport by taxi from the city center is about 30 euros. There is also a small price difference for your baggage. If you do not have your baggage, it is useful to get the hotel shuttle fare before you make a final decision.

Car Rental

If you need a comfortable and private car to get to the airport, you can evaluate the car rental alternative. You can find offices of many companies in the city center. Your hotel can also help you to provide contact information. It takes 20 minutes to reach the airport from the city center with a private car on average when there is no heavy traffic. If you are going to go the airport with your rental car, connect to the A621 motorway on the Avenue d'Elche road and take the airport exit.

Airport Information

Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport is 10 kilometers from the city center. Known hotel chain facilities exist around the airport. There are many good quality alternatives for transportation. You can easily get a lot of practical information about airport and flights by downloading the mobile application of the city center to your phone. Free internet service is available at the airport.

The Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport serves passengers with a nice lounge, numerous cafes and restaurants, dozens of shops offering different alternatives and a duty free shopping area. For those who travel with a small child, there are children's recreation areas enriched with special workshops.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2017

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