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

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Train TGV  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Perpignan Tgv
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Port Bou

$42 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Perpignan Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Cerbère

$18 - $27

2 alternative options

Train via Narbonne  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Narbonne Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Cerbère

$37 - $58

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Carcassonne to Portbou 105.6 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Carcassonne to Portbou is to bus and train which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carcassonne to Portbou is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carcassonne to Portbou. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Port Bou via Perpignan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Carcassonne and Portbou is 109 km. The road distance is 169 km.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Portbou without a car is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Carcassonne to Portbou, including transfers.

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

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Carcassonne to Portbou train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Port Bou station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carcassonne to Portbou is 169 km. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from Carcassonne to Portbou.

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  • Distance: 68.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Carcassonne to Portbou via Perpignan in around 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Carcassonne to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
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
$31 - $35
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 Perpignan to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Carcassonne to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Narbonne to Cerbère
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Perpignan to Cerbère
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $26
Bus operators
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

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