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There are 10 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Nimes to Carcassonne Intercités / ...

€214 - €386

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Bus  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Carcassonne BlaBlaCar Bus

€21 - €27

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Bus, train  •  13h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Narbonne N717 / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne Ter / ...

€48 - €83

Night train  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the night train from Paris Austerlitz to Carcassonne 3731

€90 - €170

Drive  •  7h 8m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne 766.8 km

€85 - €130

Fly Paris Orly to Toulouse, train  •  5h

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Toulouse (TLS) ORY - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne

€81 - €238

Fly Paris CDG to Toulouse, train  •  5h 13m

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

€99 - €253

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Castres  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Castres (DCM) ORY - DCM

€178 - €535

Fly Paris Orly to Montpellier, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Montpellier (MPL) ORY - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne

€74 - €242

Fly Paris Orly to Perpignan, train  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Perpignan (PGF) ORY - PGF
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Narbonne
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne

€97 - €357

Gare de Lyon → Carcassonne
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The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne is to bus which costs €21 - €27 and takes 10h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne is to train and fly which costs €170 - €550 and takes 3h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Carcassonne. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 20m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Paris Austerlitz and arriving at Carcassonne. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 19m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Carcassonne is 626 km. The road distance is 766.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne without a car is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs €210 - €390.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs €210 - €390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €27 and takes 10h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 625.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Carcassonne, France?

You can take a train from Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne via Nimes in around 5h 45m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Carcassonne once daily. Tickets cost €21 - €27 and the journey takes 10h 20m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Flights from Paris CDG to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Flights from Paris Orly to Castres
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €420
Flights from Paris Orly to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Paris Orly to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Flights from Paris CDG to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Paris Orly to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€180 - €340
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nîmes to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nimes to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€25 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €23
Night train from Paris Austerlitz to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€90 - €130
Rail 1st Class
€110 - €170
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€12 - €18
Rail 1st Class
€20 - €29
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€19 - €28
Rail 1st Class
€29 - €45
Train from Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
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 Nimes to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €24
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€25 - €30
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €32
1st Class
€21 - €25
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Antony
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
RATP Paris
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne is 767 km. It takes approximately 7h 8m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Carcassonne.

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