There are 5 ways to get from Avignon to Carcassonne by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train via Narbonne  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Narbonne
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne Ic / ...

$47 - $68

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Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Carcassonne Ouibus

$9 - $13

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Nîmes
  2. Take the train from Nîmes to Carcassonne Ic / ...

$45 - $75

Rideshare  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Avignon to Carcassonne 149.5 miles

$18

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne 150.4 miles

$30 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Avignon and arriving at Carcassonne. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Avignon to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Avignon Centre and arriving at Carcassonne via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Avignon and Carcassonne is 214 km. The road distance is 240.6 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Carcassonne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Avignon to Carcassonne, including transfers.

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Avignon to Carcassonne bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Avignon station.

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Avignon to Carcassonne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Avignon Centre station.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Carcassonne is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 10 min.

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Avignon to Carcassonne bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Avignon to Carcassonne train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 133.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

What companies run services between Avignon, France and Carcassonne, France?

You can take a train from Avignon to Carcassonne via Narbonne in around 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Avignon to Carcassonne 3 times a week. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon Centre to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Avignon Centre to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Train from Nîmes to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Train from Nîmes to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Avignon to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Avignon to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Avignon to Carcassonne is 241 km. It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to drive from Avignon to Carcassonne.

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There are 615+ hotels available in Carcassonne. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Avignon and Carcassonne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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