Toulouse operates a comprehensive public transport system which includes buses, trams and metro, run by Tisséo.
The metro runs from 5.15am until midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and until 3am on Friday and Saturday.
Single journeys cost €1.60, while a day pass comes in at €5.50.
There are multi-trip tickets available, too - 10 journeys will cost €13.40.
Tickets should be bought before boarding, apart from buses when you can buy from the driver. Most ticket machines will not accept foreign bank cards, so be sure to keep small amounts of change on you if you wish to travel.
Tickets are valid across the whole network, and there’s even a free shuttle bus that runs around the historic city centre, stopping at some of the most useful and tourist-friendly sites including Pont Neuf and Place Jean Jaures. The electric buses are green, and don’t really have set stops, so just flag them down when you see them passing.
For maps and further information, visit www.tisseo.fr (English option available).
Toulouse runs a cycle hire scheme similar to London’s ‘Boris Bikes’ - once you have left your credit card details as a deposit (in case you run off with the bike), a daily rate of €1.20 applies. You can hire as many bikes as you like during the day from the 100+ stations throughout the city - the first 30 minutes are free, and thereafter hire rates apply. Should you wish to ride for more than 30 minutes, simply dock the bike and take out another one, which restarts the clock.
There are taxi ranks at Place du Capitole, Place Wilson, Matabiau train station, and at Toulouse Blagnac airport.
Capitole Taxi is the main licensed taxi operator in the city, and you can reserve a taxi either online (www.capitole-taxi.com) or by calling (+33) 05 34 250 250. Taxis Radio Toulousains - (+33) 05 61 42 38 38 La Toulousaine de Taxis - (+33) 05 61 20 90 00
You can also get yourself an Uber in Toulouse - download the app from your phone’s app store.