There are 4 ways to get from Carcassonne to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Narbonne Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Barcelona-Sants Ave / ...

44€ - 86€

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Bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne, Chénier to Barcelona Nord 560 / ...

12€ - 40€

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Carcassonne to Barcelone 301.2 km

20€

Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Carcassonne to Barcelona 300.7 km

35€ - 55€

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

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The quickest way to get from Carcassonne to Barcelona is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carcassonne, Chénier and arriving at Barcelona Nord. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Carcassonne to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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The distance between Carcassonne and Barcelona is 204 km. The road distance is 300.7 km.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs 40€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Carcassonne to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Carcassonne to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Carcassonne, Chénier station.

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

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Barcelona is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs 40€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 40€ and takes 5h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Carcassonne to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 203.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 31m

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

You can take a train from Carcassonne to Barcelona via Narbonne in around 3h 31m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Carcassonne, Chénier to Barcelona Nord 3 times a day. Tickets cost 21€ - 35€ and the journey takes 5h 30m. Four other operators also service this route.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Carcassonne to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 13€
Rail 1st Class
15€ - 23€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Carcassonne to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
26€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Carcassonne, Chénier to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Carcassonne to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Carcassonne to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Carcassonne to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Carcassonne to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Barcelona Nord station.

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Carcassonne to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carcassonne to Barcelona is 301 km. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Carcassonne to Barcelona.

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

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