5 tips to avoid traffic jams to Toulouse Blagnac airport

Published on 16 juin 2022

5 astuces pour éviter les bouchons vers l’aéroport Toulouse Blagnac

Move serenely to Toulouse Blagnac airport without fearing traffic jams. Here are 5 recommendations to avoid traffic jams to TLS airport.



1. Avoid high traffic hours 🕐

Éviter les heures de grande affluence 🕐

Obviously, rush hour is the busiest time of day in the city. Everyone is on the move to get to lunch or to get home. This results in traffic jams. If you choose to move at this time, then you are sure to get stuck in traffic, and risk missing your flight.

The best thing to do is to take the road at quiet hours. So you'll want to leave early, hours in advance. In addition to being sure to arrive at the airport on time, your safety is more assured because you can drive more serenely. And if you arrive early, you can still relax, shop or work if you need to.


2. Book a hotel near the airport 🏨

Réserver un hôtel près de l’aéroport 🏨

Isn't it always good to relax and unwind before your flight? Why not come to TLS the day before you leave? Just book a hotel room and have a good time. This may be a good opportunity to get your affairs and even your ideas in order.

And there's no shortage of interesting hotels near TLS airport! You'll be spoilt for choice. Just make sure you stay close to the airport so you're ready when you are.

Among the hotels that offer good services nearby, there is the NH Toulouse Airport, a 4-star hotel located 250 meters away. While this establishment offers interesting services such as comfortable rooms, a restaurant and a gym, it is above all its direct access to the terminal that will seduce you the most. In fact, the hotel is located in the airport itself.

Just 500 meters away, you will find the splendid Radisson Blu Hotel Toulouse Airport with its full range of services. The Holiday Inn Toulouse Airport, IHG Hotel and the Ibis budget Toulouse Aeroport are also very interesting options. The Ibis budget Toulouse Aeroport is ideal for those who don't want to spend a lot of money and still get great service.


3. Take the airport shuttle 🚌

Prendre la navette de l’aéroport 🚌

To avoid traffic jams when coming to Toulouse Blagnac airport, you can also choose to take the airport shuttle. The airport shuttle connects the airport to the Toulouse Matabiau train station and serves the boulevards of downtown Toulouse, the Pierre Baudis convention center and the Matabiau hub.

The airport shuttle allows you to avoid traffic jams as much as possible in addition to offering you a certain level of comfort. For only 8€, you can travel in an air-conditioned bus, with wheelchair access. There is a direct connection to the airport that takes between 20 and 45 minutes.

The shuttle is available every 16 minutes during the week. But on weekends and during school vacations, it is available every 20 minutes. However, remember that despite their reliability, airport shuttles can sometimes run into traffic. So it's always best to leave early enough to avoid a busy rush hour.


4. Take the Tisséo public transport 🚍

Emprunter les transports en commun Tisséo 🚍

Yes! Why not simply take one of the many lines that the Tisséo network offers? It's always good to save some money to do something else! Bus, streetcar and metro lines are available to facilitate your travel.

Thanks to their experience, the bus drivers know how to get around the city's traffic jams. With the metro and streetcar, there is no question of getting stuck in traffic jams. For a single trip, you will only have to pay 1.70€. There are also formulas if you want to take out a subscription for several days.


5. To not waste more time, book a Blue Valet 🚘

valet at the airport of Toulouse

Best of all, hire a professional valet for added peace of mind. Have your car driven to the parking lot and save precious time with Blue Valet. You save yourself the stress of public transportation and have greater assurance of being on time.

All you have to do is book a Blue Valet valet in advance. Before you leave, you leave the car with us and we secure it in a private parking lot for the duration of your stay. And when you return, your valet will come to the terminal to pick you up. You can then recover your car in the same condition as you left it.


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