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There are 4 ways to get from Girona to Castelnaudary by train, bus or car

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Train via Narbonne  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Narbonne Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Castelnaudary Ter

€45 - €76

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Bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Gerona/Girona to Carcassonne

€25 - €44

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Port-Bou Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Port-Bou to Castelnaudary Ter

€33 - €66

Drive  •  2h 19m

  1. Drive from Girona to Castelnaudary 245.4 km

€27 - €40

Girona to Castelnaudary by train

The train journey time between Girona and Castelnaudary is around 3h 10m and covers a distance of around 248 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 6m. Services are operated by Renfe SNCF and SNCF. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 10m
Fastest train time:
3h 6m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€45
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:56
Last train departs at:
10:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Girona to Castelnaudary train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Castelnaudary is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Castelnaudary is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Castelnaudary is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from France.

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Girona to Castelnaudary is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 2h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Girona to Castelnaudary is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 2h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Girona to Castelnaudary. However, there are services departing from Girona and arriving at Castelnaudary via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Girona and Castelnaudary is 165 km. The road distance is 245.4 km.

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The best way to get from Girona to Castelnaudary without a car is to train via Narbonne which takes 3h 11m and costs €45 - €80.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Girona to Castelnaudary, including transfers.

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Girona to Castelnaudary train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Girona station.

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The best way to get from Girona to Castelnaudary is to train via Narbonne which takes 3h 11m and costs €45 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €45 and takes 4h 50m.

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Girona to Castelnaudary train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Castelnaudary station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Girona to Castelnaudary is 245 km. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Girona to Castelnaudary.

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Map of how to get from Girona to Castelnaudary.
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  • Distance: 164.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 11m

What companies run services between Girona, Spain and Castelnaudary, France?

You can take a train from Girona to Castelnaudary via Narbonne in around 3h 11m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Gerona/Girona to Carcassonne 3 times a day. Tickets cost €18 - €26 and the journey takes 3h 45m.

Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Castelnaudary
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€12 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€20 - €30
Train from Port-Bou to Castelnaudary
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port-Bou
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Gerona/Girona to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
alsa.com

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