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There are 5 ways to get from Lyon to Carcassonne by train, bus, 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  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne Tgv

$90 - $105

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Valence - Bus station Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Valence to Carcassonne N716

$23 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus Isilines  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Carcassonne

$30 - $40

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Carcassonne 277.9 miles

$55 - $90

Fly, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$67 - $177

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Carcassonne is to bus which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Carcassonne is to train which costs 80€ - 90€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Carcassonne. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Carcassonne. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Carcassonne is 344 km. The road distance is 444.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Carcassonne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs 80€ - 90€.

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The train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne takes 3 h 20 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Lyon to Carcassonne bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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Lyon to Carcassonne train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Carcassonne is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs 80€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 215.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Carcassonne, France?

inOui TGV operates a train from Lyon to Carcassonne 5 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $105 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Carcassonne via Valence - Bus station and Valence in around 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Train operators
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
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 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
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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Valence - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Valence
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Valence
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Valence to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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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Lyon to Carcassonne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Carcassonne is 445 km. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to drive from Lyon to Carcassonne.

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

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There are 604+ hotels available in Carcassonne. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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