How to get from Zürich to Carcassonne

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  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne Ic / ...

$202 - $251

Cheapest option

Bus via Montpellier  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Montpellier Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Carcassonne Ouibus

$34 - $47

9 alternative options

Train via Lyon Part Dieu  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne Tgv

$206 - $306

Bus Eurolines CH  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Carcassonne

$69 - $100

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Carcassonne 544.3 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Zurich to Toulouse, train  •  7 h 37 min

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

$120 - $279

Train to Basel, fly to Toulouse, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Toulouse (TLS) BSL - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne

$113 - $353

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Toulouse  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Toulouse (TLS) SXB - TLS
  4. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne

$130 - $407

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Toulouse  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  3. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Toulouse (TLS) FDH - TLS
  4. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne

$220 - $712

Fly Zurich to Barcelona, train  •  8 h 28 min

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

$91 - $329

Train to Basel, fly to Montpellier, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Montpellier (MPL) BSL - MPL
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne

$167 - $452

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Carcassonne, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Carcassonne via Mulhouse Ville and Montpellier Saint-Roch in around 9 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Carcassonne via Montpellier in around 14 h 44 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Basel to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Basel to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $75
First
$90 - $120
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $145
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $145
1st Class
$160 - $260
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$130 - $180
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
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $22
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $75
First
$90 - $120
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$29 - $45
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
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Montpellier to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
eurolines.ch

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Carcassonne is 669 km. The road distance is 871 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Carcassonne is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 14 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Carcassonne is to train and fly which takes 6 h 47 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 350.

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Carcassonne via Mulhouse Ville and Montpellier Saint-Roch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Carcassonne via Montpellier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to get from Zürich to Carcassonne, including transfers.