Discover Toulouse and Occitania!
Warm, spontaneous, passionate, Toulouse is the capital of Occitania. It welcomes you to its orange-rose brick setting, shaped by 2000 years of history. Top landmarks and sites devoted to aeronautical and space culture happily sit side by side. The blend of sunshine, party atmosphere and carefree lifestyle make it a city where lots of French people dream of living.
Welcome to the magnificent pink City ! We all hope you’ll enjoy your time here. Toulouse is a dynamic city, you will find all kinds af enjoyement, and of course every facilities for work. The conference will take place in the Pierre-Baudis Congress Center, one of our masterpiece.
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Pierre-Baudis Congress Center
Toulouse Matabiau train station
To get to the conference centre either take the 14 bus for 7 stops, getting off at Compans-Caffarelli or take the subway (metro A one stop towards Basso Cambo and then switch to the metro B for 2 stops towards Borderouge, getting off at Compans-Caffarelli). If arriving after 21:00 use the subway.
The centre of Toulouse is within a 15 minute walk from the station, with most hotels in that portion of the city. Jean Jaures and Capitole are one and two stops respectively along the Metro A towards Basso Cambo. Jeanne d’Arc can be accessed on any of the 14, 15 or 23 bus routes.
Cost for a single ticket on any of these lines: 1.80 Euros.
Toulouse has a decent transport system and so using the buses and trams over taking a taxi is highly recommended. You have three feasible options when you land at Blagnac to get into the centre of Toulouse.
The Airport Shuttle Bus:
Time: Leaves every half an hour between 5:40am and 00:10am. Takes 20 minutes to get to the conference centre.
Link here: https://www.tisseo.fr/en/airport-shuttle
Cost (at time of writing): 9 Euros each way
Directions: Shuttle leaves from outside main terminal. Tickets can be bought next to the tram stop (ensure you buy the shuttle ticket and not a standard one). The shuttle bus stop is to the right of the tram stop as you exit the terminal.
Destination: The shuttle stops at Compans Caffarelli which is the site of the conference centre. It then goes on to stop close to hotels at Jeanne d’Arc and Jean Jaures.
Mobility: The buses are adapted for access for people with reduced mobility.
The Tram Line T2:
Time: Leaves approximately every 20 minutes between 06:10am and 23:58pm. Takes around 1 hour to get to the conference centre so is slower than the shuttle but cheaper.
Cost (at time of writing): 1.80 Euros for 1 trip.
Directions: The trams leave from just outside the terminal. Just take a right as you leave the building.
Destination: To get to the conference centre, take the T2 tram to the end of the route at Palais deJustice then change onto the subway (metro B) for 5 stops, getting off at Compans-Caffarelli. To get to Jean Jaures (central with respect to most hotels), take the T2 tram, get off at Arenes and change onto the subway (metro A) for 5 stops, getting off at Jean Jaures.
Time: Usually available 24 hours. The drive to the conference centre takes 15-20 minutes.
Cost: Around 30-35 euros. They are readily available, but it may be cheaper to get an Uber.
Directions: Taxis line up on the road outside of the terminal, directly to the right as you leave the building.
Destination: If going direction to the conference centre, as them to take you to Compans-Caffarelli.
Public transportation map:
Web site: Tisseo