The city of Toulouse in south-western France is an alluring holiday destination located not too far from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The Pyrenees mountain range, which is popular with walkers and skiers alike, is also a mere stones throw from Toulouse.
Direct flights from London to Toulouse take under 2 hours and there are a number of airlines offering direct connections from the London airports. Low-cost carriers fly from Stansted as well as Gatwick for example, and bargains are easy to find and book both well in advance of the travel date as well as last-minute.
There is no perfect time of the year to book a flight to Toulouse from London. As the city is so centrally located between two oceans, countryside and mountain range, the city and surrounding areas provide plenty to do throughout the year. The airport is used by surfers heading to the Atlantic, by those planning a beach holiday in the resorts of the Mediterranean Sea, or walkers on their way to the mountains. During the winter, the airport is perfectly suited for skiers en route to the Pyrenees. Toulouse and the immediate surroundings are also charming enough to visit in their own right, and the city possesses an interesting architecture, lively bars, restaurants, galleries and palaces aplenty.
Once a flight has been booked, planning your trip should be fairly straightforward – the currency used in France is the Euro, but not many advance preparations are required here as exchange bureaus and bank machines are readily available at the airport and in town. The weather in Toulouse is variable and will change from season to season. January is usually the coldest month and summers can be warm and dry, but visitors are just as likely to experience rain. Annual temperatures range from around 0°C to 30°C.
Travellers planning a Toulouse city trip should make sure they book their accommodation before arriving.
The airport is easy to access from the city centre via bus, taxi or hire car. Public buses will transfer passengers to town or to the train station within around 20 to 30 minutes at 20 minute intervals throughout the day. Bus stops are located just outside the arrivals terminal.