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

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Train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Carcassonne Tgv

$60 - $70

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the night bus from Mataró to Carcassonne N721

$19 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Carcassonne

$28 - $45

Rideshare  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Carcassonne 189.6 miles

$23

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Carcassonne 189.6 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Carcassonne is to rideshare which costs 20€ and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Carcassonne is to train which costs 50€ - 60€ and takes 2 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Carcassonne. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Carcassonne. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Carcassonne is 204 km. The road distance is 303.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Carcassonne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs 50€ - 60€.

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The train from Barcelona Sants to Carcassonne takes 2 h 26 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Barcelona to Carcassonne bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Carcassonne train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Carcassonne is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs 50€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 127.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Carcassonne, France?

inOui TGV operates a train from Barcelona to Carcassonne once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Carcassonne 3 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Mataró to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Book at
blablacar.es

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Barcelona to Carcassonne bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Barcelona to Carcassonne train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Carcassonne is 303 km. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Barcelona to Carcassonne.

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There are 598+ hotels available in Carcassonne. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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

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