Practical information > Map and transport

The meeting will take place at the Institut de Recerche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP), Toulouse, France on the Roche site (9 avenue du Colonel Roche, 31028 Toulouse), see the map above. The talks will be held in the main conference room (Salle de conférence) across the hall from the main entrance.


Arriving in Toulouse:

By air :

Toulouse is well served by the Toulouse-Blagnac airport about 10 km north-west of the centre of Toulouse.  To get to your hotel from the airport, there are several options - either the bus (navette), or via public transport (tram) Line T2 - Palais de Justice/Airport. This option takes longer, stopping at 16 stations from Blagnac to Toulouse, arriving at the Palais de Justice (close to the centre of town), with a journey time of 32 minutes. The advantage of this option is that it only costs 1.60€. Alternatively you can take a taxi (20-30 euros).


By train:

The main train station is Toulouse Matabiau (link in French only). It is located just a few hundred metres from Jean d'Arc and Jean Jaurès.


By car:

Toulouse is well linked to other major French cities as well as neighbouring Spanish and Italian cities by road.



Arriving at IRAP:

To get from your hotel to IRAP, you can either take the metro line B  in the direction of Ramonville (1.60€) and get off at Faculté de Pharmacie (see map above, left and up from IRAP), from where you can walk (~15 minutes) to IRAP or take the bus 78 (using the same ticket as you used for the metro - don't forget to stamp it again) in the direction of St Orens Lycée and get off at the LAAS stop. The bus goes every 20 minutes. Alternatively you could get off the metro at Ramonville and take either the bus 27 or 37. Both busses start at Ramonville metro station. You can  plan your journey here!

Alternatively you can walk along the canal (~50 minutes) or take one of the bikes to hire. There are stations all around town and a couple close to our institute. You can find out more information here (website in French), but the essentials are that it is 1.20€ to hire the bike for <24 hours - with each journey free for the first 30 minutes. Be aware that the bike stations (to return bikes) close to our institute can fill up quickly in the morning. The final alternative is to take a taxi, but  traffic is very heavy between 08:00 and 10:00 and again between 17:00-19:00. 

If you wish to come by car, see the above map. There is plenty of free parking at IRAP.

Some useful, but slightly out of date information can be found on the IRAP website .

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