There are 7 ways to get from Carcassonne to Alicante by train, 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  •  8 h 17 min

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

$123 - $150

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Bus ALSA  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Alicante

$50 - $80

5 alternative options

Bus Starbus  •  19 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Perpignan Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Perpignan to Benidorm

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Carcassonne to Alicante 508.5 miles

$100 - $160

Fly from Castres  •  6 h 43 min

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

$260 - $899

Train to Barcelona, fly  •  5 h 47 min

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

$105 - $263

Train to Toulouse, fly  •  6 h 9 min

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

$105 - $297

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carcassonne to Alicante is to bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 12 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carcassonne to Alicante is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 47 min.

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

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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 8 h 17 min.

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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 8 h 17 min and costs 100€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 17 min 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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Map of how to get from Carcassonne to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 369.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 17 min

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

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

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly, Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Toulouse to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly, Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Castres to Alicante via Paris Orly, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Carcassonne to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $43
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
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $80
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
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $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
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
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 Carcassonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Perpignan to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
starbus.es

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