There are 4 ways to get from Carcassonne to Cauterets by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train, line 941 bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lourdes Ic
  3. Take the line 941 bus from Lourdes to Cauterets 941

$54 - $77

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the night bus from Carcassonne to Toulouse N716
  2. Take the bus from Toulouse to Lourdes Ouibus

$16 - $23

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Tarbes

$24 - $33

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Carcassonne to Cauterets 183 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Carcassonne to Cauterets is to night bus and bus which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carcassonne to Cauterets is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carcassonne to Cauterets. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Cauterets via Tarbes - Brauhauban and Lourdes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

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The distance between Carcassonne and Cauterets is 204 km. The road distance is 292.8 km.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Cauterets without a car is to train and line 941 bus which takes 5 h 47 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Carcassonne to Cauterets, including transfers.

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Carcassonne to Cauterets bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Carcassonne station.

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Carcassonne to Cauterets bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Tarbes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carcassonne to Cauterets is 293 km. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Carcassonne to Cauterets.

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There are 861+ hotels available in Cauterets. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carcassonne to Cauterets.
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  • Distance: 127.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

What companies run services between Carcassonne, France and Cauterets, France?

Isilines operates a bus from Carcassonne to Cauterets 3 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 3 h 12 min.

Train operators
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.

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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
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
Bus operators
La Région Occitanie
Phone
05 61 33 50 50
Email
contact@laregion.fr
Website
laregion.fr
Bus from Lourdes to Cauterets
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
La Région Occitanie
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Carcassonne to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
isilines.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 Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
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 Toulouse to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus

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