There are 9 ways to get from Carcassonne to Loire Valley by train, bus, night train, 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  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv

$123 - $159

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Bus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean N721
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Tours Ouibus

$31 - $48

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Night train, bus  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the night train from Carcassonne to Montauban Ville Bourbon INTERCITÉS de nuit
  2. Take the bus from Montauban to Tours

$56 - $81

Drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Carcassonne to Loire Valley 377.6 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Castres to Paris Orly, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Castres (DCM) to Paris Orly (ORY) DCM - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$207 - $552

Train to Toulouse, fly to Nantes, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Nantes (NTE) TLS - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Tours

$86 - $204

Train to Toulouse, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Paris Orly (ORY) TLS - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$132 - $281

Train to Montpellier, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Montpellier Saint-Roch
  2. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Paris Orly (ORY) MPL - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$150 - $423

Train, train to Perpignan, fly to Paris Orly  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Narbonne
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Perpignan
  3. Fly from Perpignan (PGF) to Paris Orly (ORY) PGF - ORY
  4. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$164 - $569

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Carcassonne to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Tours via Bordeaux City Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carcassonne to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Tours via Bordeaux-St-Jean and St-Pierre-des-Corps. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Carcassonne and Loire Valley is 483 km. The road distance is 604.1 km.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Loire Valley without a car is to train which takes 6 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Carcassonne to Loire Valley, including transfers.

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Carcassonne to Loire Valley bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Carcassonne station.

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

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Loire Valley is to train which takes 6 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Castres Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Carcassonne to Loire Valley bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Tours station.

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Map of how to get from Carcassonne to Loire Valley.
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  • Distance: 301.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

What companies run services between Carcassonne, France and Loire Valley, France?

You can take a train from Carcassonne to Loire Valley via Bordeaux-St-Jean, St-Pierre-des-Corps, and Tours in around 6 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carcassonne to Loire Valley via Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean, Bordeaux City Centre, and Tours in around 9 h 54 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Castres to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Toulouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Montpellier to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Perpignan to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Castres to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Toulouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Montpellier to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Perpignan to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Toulouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Carcassonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$70 - $110
Night train from Carcassonne to Montauban Ville Bourbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Nantes to Tours
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Carcassonne to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Carcassonne to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Narbonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 - $42
Train from Carcassonne to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Carcassonne to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Train from Narbonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
Bus operators
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
Bus from Carcassonne to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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 Bordeaux City Centre to Tours
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Montauban to Tours
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Carcassonne to Loire Valley train services, operated by TGV, arrive at St-Pierre-des-Corps station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carcassonne to Loire Valley is 604 km. It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to drive from Carcassonne to Loire Valley.

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Hop! offers flights from Castres Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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There are 553+ hotels available in Loire Valley. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Castres Airport is to taxi which takes 57 min and costs .

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