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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Rennes-le-Château by plane, car, train, bus or night train

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Fly Paris Orly to Castres, drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Castres (DCM) ORY - DCM
  2. Drive from Castres to Rennes-le-Château

€63 - €219

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Bus  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Carcassonne Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Toulouse > Carcassonne > Perpignan > Le Perthus - France > Le Perthus - Espagne > Barcelona Nord - Bus Station

€25 - €30

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Fly Paris Orly to Toulouse, train, bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Toulouse (TLS) ORY - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne
  3. Take the bus from Gare SNCF to Montazels -Place St Anne

€70 - €204

Fly Paris CDG to Toulouse, train, bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Toulouse (TLS) CDG - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne
  3. Take the bus from Gare SNCF to Montazels -Place St Anne

€74 - €210

Train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Carcassonne Intercités

€128 - €193

Bus, train  •  15h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Narbonne N717 / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne Ter / ...

€51 - €86

Night train  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the night train from Paris Austerlitz to Carcassonne 3731

€94 - €171

Drive  •  7h 40m

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Rennes-le-Château 794 km

€85 - €130

Paris to Rennes-le-Château by train and bus

The journey time between Paris and Rennes-le-Château is around 11h 27m and covers a distance of around 929 km. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 40m. Operated by TGV inOui, SNCF and Aude - liO Occitanie, the Paris to Rennes-le-Château service departs from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and arrives in Montazels -Place St Anne. Typically 24 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 27m
Fastest journey time:
7h 40m
Services per week:
24
Cheapest price:
€128
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:45
Last service departs at:
18:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Rennes-le-Château train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Rennes-le-Château is to bus which costs €24 - €35 and takes 12h 57m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Rennes-le-Château is to fly and drive. Taking this option will cost €60 - €220 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Rennes-le-Château. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Montazels -Place St Anne via Place Davilla and Carcassonne - CAF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 57m.

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The distance between Paris and Rennes-le-Château is 659 km. The road distance is 794 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Rennes-le-Château without a car is to train which takes 8h 11m and costs €120 - €200.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Paris to Rennes-le-Château, including transfers.

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Paris to Rennes-le-Château bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Rennes-le-Château is to train which takes 8h 11m and costs €120 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 12h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Castres Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Paris to Rennes-le-Château bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Rennes-le-Château.
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  • Distance: 659.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Rennes-le-Château, France?

You can take a train from Gare Montparnasse to Rennes-le-Château via Bordeaux St Jean, Carcassonne, and Gare SNCF in around 8h 11m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Carcassonne once daily. Tickets cost €21 - €27 and the journey takes 10h 20m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Castres
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €340
Flights from Paris Orly to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Paris Orly to Toulouse via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Paris CDG to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Flights from Paris CDG to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Train operators
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 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 Bordeaux St Jean to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Rail 1st Class
€55 - €80
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €23
Night train from Paris Austerlitz to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€90 - €130
Rail 1st Class
€110 - €170
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)
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€25 - €30
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €24
Bus operators
Aude - liO Occitanie
Email
contact@laregion.fr
Website
mestrajets.lio.laregion.fr
Bus from Gare SNCF to Montazels -Place St Anne
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
Aude - liO Occitanie
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Rennes-le-Château is 794 km. It takes approximately 7h 40m to drive from Paris to Rennes-le-Château.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Castres Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Rennes-le-Château. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs €5 - €9.

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