There are 7 ways to get from Madrid 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Narbonne Ave
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne Ic / ...

$122 - $168

Cheapest option

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  5 h 45 min

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

$41 - $123

5 alternative options

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Narbonne Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne Ic / ...

$124 - $176

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Toulouse
  2. Take the bus from Toulouse to Carcassonne Ouibus

$60 - $83

Bus ALSA  •  16 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Zaragoza
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Carcassonne

$83 - $139

Drive  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Carcassonne 552.5 miles

$110 - $180

Fly to Barcelona, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Barcelona (BCN) MAD - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Narbonne
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne

$85 - $233

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Carcassonne, France?

You can take a train from Madrid to Carcassonne via Narbonne in around 6 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Carcassonne via Toulouse in around 10 h 59 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
renfe.com
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Train from Barcelona Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$42 - $43
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Toulouse to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
alsa.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid and Carcassonne is 590 km. The road distance is 884 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Carcassonne is to fly and train which costs 35€ - 110€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Carcassonne is to fly and train which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 35€ - 110€.

No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Carcassonne via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 21 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Carcassonne via Toulouse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Madrid to Carcassonne, including transfers.