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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Narbonne Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne Ic / ...

$47 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar 2
  2. Take the bus from Lloret de Mar to Carcassonne N721

$17 - $38

4 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Carcassonne

$35 - $55

Train, night bus  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Perpignan to Carcassonne Ouibus

$38 - $53

Rideshare  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Carcassonne 189.6 miles

$24

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Carcassonne 189.6 miles

$40 - $60

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Carcassonne via Narbonne in around 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Carcassonne 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $22
Train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
renfe.com
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lloret de Mar to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Perpignan to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Book at
blablacar.es

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Barcelona and Carcassonne is 204 km. The road distance is 303 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Carcassonne is to drive which takes 2 h 54 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Carcassonne via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Barcelona to Carcassonne, including transfers.