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There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Carcassonne by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu Genève - Lyon-Part-Dieu / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne Tgv

$118 - $144

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Bus  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Carcassonne

$44 - $58

5 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Grenoble
  2. Take the night bus from Grenoble to Carcassonne N716

$58 - $95

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Carcassonne 371 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Lyon, fly to Toulouse, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Toulouse (TLS) LYS - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne

$95 - $216

Fly Geneva to Toulouse, train  •  5 h 37 min

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

$71 - $248

Fly Geneva to Barcelona, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Barcelona (BCN) GVA - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Carcassonne

$97 - $256

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Carcassonne is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 11 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Carcassonne is to drive which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Genève, Stand and arriving at Carcassonne via Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Gare de Genève and arriving at Carcassonne via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 11 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Carcassonne is 447 km. The road distance is 593.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Carcassonne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 11 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Geneva to Carcassonne, including transfers.

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Geneva to Carcassonne bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois station.

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Geneva to Carcassonne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Carcassonne is to train which takes 6 h 11 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 11 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 279.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Carcassonne, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Carcassonne via Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and Lyon Part Dieu in around 6 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Carcassonne via St-Julien-en-G., SNCF, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, and Lyon in around 11 h 39 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Geneva to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Barcelona Sants to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Grenoble to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Toulouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Geneva to Carcassonne train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Carcassonne is 594 km. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from Geneva to Carcassonne.

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easyJet and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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There are 615+ hotels available in Carcassonne. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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