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There are 4 ways to get from Toulouse to Carcassonne by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne Ter / ...

€30 - €55

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Rideshare  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the rideshare from Toulouse to Carcassonne 93.4 km

€6 - €8

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse to Carcassonne N721 / ...

€7 - €10

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Toulouse to Carcassonne 93.5 km

€10 - €15

Toulouse to Carcassonne by train

The train journey time between Toulouse and Carcassonne is around 56 min and covers a distance of around 91 km. The fastest train normally takes 41 min. Operated by SNCF, TGV inOui and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Toulouse to Carcassonne train service departs from Toulouse Matabiau and arrives in Carcassonne. Typically 190 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
56 min
Fastest train time:
41 min
Train distance:
91 km
Trains per week:
190
Cheapest price:
€12
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:08
Last train departs at:
20:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toulouse to Carcassonne train schedules

Toulouse → Carcassonne
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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Carcassonne is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Carcassonne is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Carcassonne is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Toulouse to Carcassonne is to rideshare, which costs €6 - €8 and takes 1h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Toulouse to Carcassonne is to drive which costs €10 - €15 and takes 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Toulouse and arriving at Carcassonne. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Toulouse Matabiau and arriving at Carcassonne. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 1m.

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The distance between Toulouse and Carcassonne is 85 km. The road distance is 93.5 km.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Carcassonne without a car is to train which takes 1h 1m and costs €30 - €55.

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The train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne takes 1h 1m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Toulouse to Carcassonne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Toulouse station.

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Toulouse to Carcassonne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Toulouse Matabiau station.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Carcassonne is to train which takes 1h 1m and costs €30 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €7 - €10 and takes 1h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Toulouse to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 84.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 1m

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

SNCF operates a train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne hourly. Tickets cost €12 - €29 and the journey takes 1h 1m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Toulouse to Carcassonne 3 times a day. Tickets cost €7 - €10 and the journey takes 1h 35m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

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
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
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 Toulouse to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Toulouse to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Toulouse to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Toulouse to Carcassonne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Toulouse to Carcassonne is 93 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Toulouse to Carcassonne.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Carcassonne. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Toulouse and Carcassonne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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