useR! 2019

Toulouse - France

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Hotel discounts

We recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible. Discount fares have been obtained with the following hotels:


Toulouse can easily be reached by plane: The airport Toulouse-Blagnac (TLS) is the 5th largest airport in France with over 6.5 million passengers per year. There are flights from 87 destinations serving 73 cities abroad.

The “Flybus” shuttle bus service connects the airport to the city centre, even during weekends. The bus stops near the conference Centre, at the “Compans-Caffarelli” bus station. Alternatively, a tram (line T2) connects the airport to the city centre (stops are “Palais de Justice“ and “Arènes“). The tram line runs every 15 min from 5:30 to 23:30, 7/7.

Air France

We have negociated attractive discounts, up to -15%, on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide. Enter the following details (or direct access here):

  • Event: useR! 2019
  • ID Code: 33501AF
  • Travel valid period: July 4th 2019 - July 17th 2019
  • Event location: Toulouse

Train station

The main railway station in Toulouse is the Toulouse-Matabiau station. It is located in the city centre and is connected to the subway. You can reach most French cities with direct trains and even go to Barcelona. More information here.

By car

Toulouse has direct motorway connections to the main capitals of Northern and Southern Europe: A61 (Carcassonne, Montpellier, Barcelone), A62 (Bordeaux, Paris, Montauban, Agen, Limoges), A64 (Tarbes, Lourdes, Bayonne, San Sebastian, Foix), A66 (Pamiers, Foix, Andorra) / A68 (Lyon, Lavaur, Albi).

Follow directions to ”Toulouse Centre” (exit n°30 when arriving from the north).


It is your responsibility to investigate the visa requirements for France (more information here). If you need a visa, please use the visa application available here. If you need an official letter of invitation from the conference, send an email to our contact email. The local organizers will help facilitate the process.

The conference center

Located in the heart of the city, the congress centre “Pierre Baudis” is 20 minutes away both from the main train station and from the airport. The “Compans-Caffarelli” bus stop is also connected to the subway (B-line).

Local transports

Public transports

Toulouse metropolitan transport operates throughout the week from Monday to Sunday, with a dense network of buses, tramways and two subway lines. You can buy tickets from “Tisséo” agencies, in subway stations, or directly in the bus. The tickets are valid for use on the whole network. On weekends, the subway operates up to 3 am (Saturdays and Sundays).

Bike rentals

A fun and easy way to discover Toulouse is to use the VeloToulouse city bike system. There are 283 bike stations all around the city. You can register directly with your credit card at any bike station or online (a deposit of 150€ is requested). Subscription charge is 1.20€ for a day and 5€ for a week.

Car rentals

Toulouse also has a city car rental system proposed by citiz. Cars are parked in dedicated stations (citiz) or anywhere in the city (yea). Car rental rates are based on time and kilometers.


  • CAPITOLE TAXI - Tel. + 33 (0)5 34 250 250
  • TAXIS RADIO TOULOUSAINS - Tel. + 33 (0)5 61 42 38 38
  • ALLO TAXI 31 - Tel. + 33 (0)5 62 21 20 00
  • LA TOULOUSAINE DE TAXIS - Tel. + 33 (0)5 61 20 90 00

Car parks

The city centre offers a number of car parks along with private hotel parking and outdoor parking meter spaces. Free parking zones can be found around residential areas as well as subway and bus terminals (you’ll need a validated ticket needed to exit the parking).