In the title compound, C31H30N2O2S, the pyrrolidine ring adopts a twist conformation while the tetrahydropyridine ring is in a half-chair conformation. The two rings are trans-fused. The pyridine-bound phenyl ring forms dihedral angles of 17.7 (1) and 48.1 (1)°, respectively, with the tosyl and benzyl phenyl rings. The molecular structure is stabilized by an N—H...π interaction involving the benzyl phenyl ring. In the crystal structure, molecules translated by one unit along the a axis are linked into chains by C—H...π interactions involving the benzene ring of the tosyl group.