Downtown Toulouse is fairly flat and compact, so visitors can comfortably see most sights on foot or by bicycle. Longer journeys can be conquered with the city's public transport, which includes bus, tram and metro lines throughout the city. There are also free shuttle buses circling the historic city centre, which can be hailed. Taxi service in Toulouse is considered poor, by European standards, and taxis must be pre-booked. Driving in the city can be frustrating as parking is extremely limited, and hiring a car is not recommended unless for excursions outside of town.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. European two-pin plugs are standard.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.
The international access code for France is +33. Most public telephones accept phone cards, which are available in newsagents. Mobile phones can be used in France, but be sure to check roaming costs before travelling. It is often cheaper to get a local sim card from providers such as Orange or Bouygues. Free wifi is available in most hotels, cafes, restaurants and similar establishments.
Buses leave every 20 minutes for Toulouse from outside Arrivals.
All major car rental companies are represented at the airport.
Taxis are available outside the terminal building.
There are bars, shops and a restaurant in the terminal. Other facilities include banks, bureaux de change, internet access, travel agencies and a business centre. Disabled facilities are good; passengers with special needs should ideally contact their airline in advance.
Six car parks are available at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport. At least the first 15 minutes are free, thereafter the cheapest rates range from about €3.90 for the first hour to about €18.70 per day depending upon proximity to the terminal building.
Free wifi is available throughout the terminal.