There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Carcassonne by train, bus, night 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  •  10 h 6 min

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

$208 - $301

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Bus, night bus  •  14 h 46 min

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

$57 - $97

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Bus  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Basel, Basel central station K188
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Carcassonne

$76 - $100

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Carcassonne 544.3 miles

$110 - $170

Train to Basel, fly to Toulouse, train  •  7 h 20 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

$116 - $358

Fly Zurich to Toulouse, train  •  8 h 26 min

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

$122 - $283

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Toulouse  •  8 h 9 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

$134 - $412

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Toulouse  •  9 h 20 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

$223 - $717

Train to Basel, fly to Montpellier, train  •  8 h 11 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

$169 - $454

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Carcassonne is to bus which costs SFr 70 - SFr 100 and takes 16 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Carcassonne is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 350 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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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 14 h 46 min.

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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 Genève and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 6 min.

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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 10 h 6 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 290.

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It takes approximately 10 h 6 min 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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Map of how to get from Zürich to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 418.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Carcassonne via Genève and Lyon Part Dieu in around 10 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Carcassonne via Basel, Basel central station and Basel in around 16 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
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 5 min
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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 Friedrichshafen to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
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, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Basel to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 5 min
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
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
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
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
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $33
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $105
1st Class
$130 - $180
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 Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $43
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 - $70
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
8 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Grenoble to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch

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