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There are 11 ways to get from Paris to Carcassonne by train, bus, night train, 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 inOui TGV  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes Tgv
  2. Take the train from Nîmes to Carcassonne Ic / ...

$162 - $194

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Bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Carcassonne Ouibus

$27 - $40

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Train  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Paris-Austerlitz to Gare de Carcassonne Paris-Toulouse-Cerbère/Latour de Carol/Rodez/Albi / ...

$100 - $150

Bus, train  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris - Gallieni to Narbonne
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne Toulouse / Narbonne / Nimes / Cerbère / ...

$77 - $104

Night train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the night train from Gare de Paris-Austerlitz to Gare de Carcassonne Paris-Austerlitz - Port-Bou / ...

$100 - $150

Drive  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Carcassonne 479.8 miles

$100 - $150

Fly Paris Orly to Toulouse, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Toulouse (TLS) ORY - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne

$66 - $200

Fly Paris CDG to Toulouse, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$78 - $222

Fly Paris Orly to Castres, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Castres (DCM) ORY - DCM
  2. Take the train from Labruguiere to Toulouse-Matabiau
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne

$111 - $447

Fly Paris Orly to Perpignan, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Perpignan (PGF) ORY - PGF
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Narbonne
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne

$96 - $485

Fly Paris Orly to Montpellier, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Montpellier (MPL) ORY - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne

$86 - $349

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Carcassonne is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 11 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Carcassonne is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy and arriving at Carcassonne. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gare de Paris-Austerlitz and arriving at Gare de Carcassonne. Services depart once a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 37 min.

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The distance between Paris and Carcassonne is 627 km. The road distance is 767.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Carcassonne without a car is to train which takes 5 h 51 min and costs 140€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Paris to Carcassonne, including transfers.

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Paris to Carcassonne bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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Paris to Carcassonne train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Carcassonne is to train which takes 5 h 51 min and costs 140€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 11 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 392.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Paris to Carcassonne via Nîmes in around 5 h 51 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Paris to Carcassonne once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 11 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Paris CDG to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Paris CDG to Toulouse via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Paris Orly to Castres
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Paris Orly to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Paris Orly to Castres
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Paris Orly to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Paris CDG to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $260
Train from Nîmes to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $34
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
Train from Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 Nîmes to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Gare de Paris-Austerlitz to Gare de Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $150
1st Class
$150 - $240
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
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
Train from Labruguiere to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Perpignan to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris - Gallieni to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
isilines.com

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Toulouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Paris to Carcassonne bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Paris to Carcassonne train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Carcassonne is 768 km. It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to drive from Paris to Carcassonne.

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easyJet and Air France offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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There are 611+ hotels available in Carcassonne. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 9€.

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