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There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Carmaux by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Toulouse Matabiau Tgv
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carmaux Ter

€163 - €294

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Night bus, train  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon Perrache to Toulouse N716
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carmaux Ter

€42 - €65

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Train #2  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau Tgv
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carmaux Ter

€101 - €144

Bus  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Béziers BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the bus from Beziers - Sncf to Castres - Gare Sncf 753

Drive  •  4h 50m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Carmaux 460.6 km

€50 - €75

Fly, train  •  5h 23m

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

€81 - €209

Lyon to Carmaux by train

The train journey time between Lyon and Carmaux is around 10h 31m and covers a distance of around 651 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 41m. Operated by TGV inOui, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and SNCF, the Lyon to Carmaux train service departs from Lyon Perrache and arrives in Carmaux. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 31m
Fastest train time:
7h 41m
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€101
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:52
Last train departs at:
19:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lyon to Carmaux train schedules

Lyon → Carmaux
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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Carmaux is to night bus and train which costs €40 - €70 and takes 10h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Carmaux is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon station to Carmaux. However, there are services departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station and arriving at Carmaux - Gare Sncf via Beziers - Sncf, Castres - Gare Routiere and Albi - Gare Routiere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Carmaux. However, there are services departing from Lyon Perrache and arriving at Carmaux via Toulouse Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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It is 284 km from Lyon to Carmaux. It is approximately 460.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Carmaux without a car is to train which takes 6h 23m and costs €160 - €300.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Lyon to Carmaux, including transfers.

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Lyon to Carmaux bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station.

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Lyon to Carmaux train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lyon Perrache station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Carmaux is to train which takes 6h 23m and costs €160 - €300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Carmaux.
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  • Distance: 283.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Carmaux via Toulouse Matabiau in around 6h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Carmaux via Beziers - Sncf, Castres - Gare Sncf, Castres - Gare Routiere, and Albi - Gare Routiere in around 10h 44m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Train operators
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 Lyon Perrache to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €110
1st Class
€95 - €120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €110
1st Class
€95 - €120
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 Lyon Perrache to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€150 - €270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€150 - €270
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carmaux
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€12 - €18
Rail 1st Class
€20 - €29
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Béziers
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
Lio Tarn - liO Occitanie
Phone
+33 800 31 31 31
Website
mestrajets.lio.laregion.fr
Bus from Beziers - Sncf to Castres - Gare Sncf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Tarn - liO Occitanie
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Lyon Perrache to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Lyon to Carmaux bus services, operated by Lio Tarn - liO Occitanie, arrive at Castres - Gare Sncf station.

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Lyon to Carmaux train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Carmaux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Carmaux is 461 km. It takes approximately 4h 50m to drive from Lyon to Carmaux.

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