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There are 7 ways to get from Carcassonne to Alicante by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Alacant-Terminal Em / ...

$122 - $144

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Night bus, bus  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the night bus from Carcassonne to Barcelona N721
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona City Centre to Alicante - Train Station Ouibus

$37 - $56

5 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Alicante

$50 - $80

Drive  •  7h 45m

  1. Drive from Carcassonne to Alicante 508.5 miles

$100 - $160

Fly from Castres  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Castres (DCM) to Alicante (ALC) DCM - ALC

$259 - $897

Train to Barcelona, fly  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Alicante (ALC) BCN - ALC

$104 - $262

Train to Toulouse, fly  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Alicante (ALC) TLS - ALC

$103 - $294

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The cheapest way to get from Carcassonne to Alicante is to night bus and bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 13h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Carcassonne to Alicante is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 230€ and takes 5h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Alicante. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 12h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Carcassonne to Alicante. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Alacant-Terminal via Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 17m.

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The distance between Carcassonne and Alicante is 591 km. The road distance is 813.6 km.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Alicante without a car is to train which takes 8h 17m and costs 100€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 8h 17m to get from Carcassonne to Alicante, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Alicante is to train which takes 8h 17m and costs 100€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 12h 35m, you could also fly, which costs 220€ - 800€ and takes 7h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Carcassonne to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 369.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 17m

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

You can take a train from Carcassonne to Alicante via Barcelona Sants in around 8h 17m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Carcassonne to Alicante twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 12h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Toulouse to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly, Oran
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Evelop
Website
evelop.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Carcassonne to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
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 Carcassonne to Alicante
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Carcassonne to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Barcelona City Centre to Alicante - Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus

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There is no direct flight from Castres Airport to Alicante Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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Carcassonne to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Alacant-Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carcassonne to Alicante is 814 km. It takes approximately 7h 45m to drive from Carcassonne to Alicante.

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Transavia France, Air Europa, Air Algérie and two other airlines offer flights from Castres Airport to Alicante Airport.

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Book your Carcassonne to Alicante train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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There are 1932+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Castres Airport is to taxi which takes 57m and costs 65€ - 85€.

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