How to Get to Occitania

Viaduc de Millau / autoroute A75

Viaduc de Millau / D.Viet

Aéroport de Toulouse Blagnac

Aéroport de Toulouse Blagnac, Laurent Erra / Wikipédia

Occitania takes up most of South West France and the region's biggest cities are Toulouse and Montpellier. It is very easy to reach with domestic and international flights. There are also several motorways and railway lines from Paris/Bordeaux/Montpellier/Barcelona.

By plane

10 airports, including 9 international ones, land right in Occitania. The biggest airports are Toulouse-Blagnac (10km from central Toulouse) and Montpellier-Méditerranée (13km from central Montpellier). NB: very frequent daily Paris Orly/Toulouse connections with 1 flight every 30 mins.
Toulouse and Montpellier also have direct connections with several European cities: Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Warsaw etc.

Aéroports Occitanie

Aéroports Occitanie

By car

A dozen motorways make reaching and exploring the region of Occitania a breeze. They cover the entire region from east to west (Nice / Marseille / Montpellier / Toulouse / Bordeaux routes) and north to south (Paris / Bordeaux / Brive / Clermont-Ferrand / Barcelona routes). The Aragnouet-Biels tunnel and Perthus mountain pass (A9/AP-7 motorway) cross the Franco-Spanish border through the Pyrenees.

Autoroutes Occitanies

Autoroutes Occitanies

By train

SNCF routes take you to Toulouse and Montpellier from most major French and European cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Brussels, Amsterdam etc.). 2 high-speed railway lines run through Occitania: the Perpignan line to Figueras in Spain and the Mediterranean LGV line. There are several more high-speed railways being planned or built: between Montpellier and Perpignan and Bordeaux and Toulouse.

Travel in the region by train? Nothing could be simpler with the regional IO train lines that crisscross Occitania. 

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By bus

The region is a top coach destination for national (Paris, Lyon, Rennes, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nice etc.) and direct international connections (London, Brussels, Bilbao, Milan, Bonn, Cologne etc.). Flixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines and Isilines provide buses in several Occitania towns and cities: Toulouse, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Narbonne, Béziers, Perpignan, Tarbes etc.

Also note that liO, the regional public transport service, takes you everywhere, and all year round, to discover the Occitanie region by bus. 

Car liO Occitanie

Car liO Occitanie © A.Wolff

By boat

You can also reach Occitania from Morocco to Sète Port – South of France, an international car ferry 

Port de Sète

Port de Sète, Christian Ferrer / Wikipedia