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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Minerve by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne Ave / ...

150€ - 235€

Cheapest option

Fly to Marseille, drive  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Minerve

71€ - 224€

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Bus, train  •  13h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Toulouse
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne Ter / ...
  3. Take the bus from Varsovie cote parking to Mairie Pepieux A

89€ - 127€

Bus  •  15h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Narbonne

97€ - 129€

Drive  •  8h 28m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Minerve 871.4 km

95€ - 140€

Fly to Castres, taxi  •  7h 31m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Castres (DCM) MAD - DCM
  2. Take a taxi from Castres to Minerve

228€ - 399€

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  7h 17m

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

103€ - 233€

Fly to Barcelona, train  •  7h 56m

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

125€ - 230€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Minerve is to fly and drive which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Minerve is to fly and drive which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 6h 55m.

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It is 626 km from Madrid to Minerve. It is approximately 871.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Minerve without a car is to train which takes 6h 59m and costs 150€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Madrid to Minerve, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Minerve is to train which takes 6h 59m and costs 150€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 15h 12m.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Castres Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 55m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Minerve is 871 km. It takes approximately 8h 28m to drive from Madrid to Minerve.

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Air Europa, Iberia and Air France offer flights from Madrid Airport to Castres Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Minerve. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 625.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 59m

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Minerve via Barcelona-Sants, Narbonne, Narbonne Gare Condorcet, and Raissac-d'Aude Village in around 6h 59m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Narbonne once daily. Tickets cost 65€ - 95€ and the journey takes 13h 5m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Castres via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Castres via Toulouse, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 100€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 100€
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 100€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 90€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 29€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
20€ - 29€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lezignan-Corbieres
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
Rail 1st Class
25€ - 40€
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 Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
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 Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RTCA
Phone
04.68.47.82.22
Website
carcassonne-agglo.fr
Bus from Varsovie cote parking to Mairie Pepieux
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
1€
Website
RTCA
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 Madrid to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Castres to Minerve
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Estimated price
130€ - 160€
Taxis Marie Labruguière
Phone
+33 5 63 50 22 28
Website
taxismarie.fr
Taxi Sandrine - Commune de stationnement ALBI
Phone
+33 6 26 31 24 32

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