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There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Carcassonne by train, bus, 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  •  9h 33m

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

$204 - $295

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Bus FlixBus  •  14h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Grenoble 1921
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Carcassonne N716

$55 - $96

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  15h 30m

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

$68 - $95

Drive  •  8h 11m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Carcassonne 544.3 miles

$110 - $170

Train to Basel, fly to Toulouse, train  •  6h 59m

  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

$112 - $354

Fly Zurich to Toulouse, train  •  7h 53m

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

$127 - $279

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Toulouse  •  7h 44m

  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

$129 - $408

Fly Zurich to Barcelona, train  •  7h 59m

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

$112 - $327

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Toulouse  •  8h 52m

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

$220 - $712

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Carcassonne is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 100 and takes 14h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Carcassonne is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 360 and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Carcassonne via Grenoble. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Carcassonne via Gare de Genève and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 33m.

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The distance between Zürich and Carcassonne is 669 km. The road distance is 870.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Carcassonne without a car is to train which takes 9h 33m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 300.

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It takes approximately 9h 33m to get from Zürich to Carcassonne, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Carcassonne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Carcassonne is to train which takes 9h 33m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 100 and takes 14h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 418.3 miles
  • Duration: 9h 33m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Carcassonne via Genève, Gare de Genève, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 9h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Carcassonne via Grenoble in around 14h 41m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Singen
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Barcelona Sants to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Grenoble to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Zürich to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Toulouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Zürich to Carcassonne train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Carcassonne is 871 km. It takes approximately 8h 11m to drive from Zürich to Carcassonne.

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easyJet, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Carcassonne bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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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 Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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