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There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Carcassonne by train, night bus, 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  •  10h 2m

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

195€ - 320€

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Night bus, bus  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich to Basel, Basel SBB N401 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Carcassonne

52€ - 94€

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Bus  •  15h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Grenoble 1921 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Carcassonne, Chénier 251

53€ - 72€

Drive  •  8h 12m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Carcassonne 870.9 km

100€ - 150€

Fly Zurich to Toulouse, train  •  7h 56m

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

97€ - 245€

Train to Basel, fly to Toulouse, train  •  7h 1m

  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

93€ - 526€

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

  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

138€ - 574€

Fly Zurich to Barcelona, train  •  7h 58m

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

88€ - 358€

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Toulouse  •  8h 36m

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

151€ - 409€

Train to Basel, fly to Montpellier, train  •  8h 5m

  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

125€ - 396€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Carcassonne is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 15h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Carcassonne is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 600 and takes 7h 1m.

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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 Basel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 20m.

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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 Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 2m.

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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 10h 2m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 350.

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It takes approximately 10h 2m 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 10h 2m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 15h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 669.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 2m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Carcassonne via Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu in around 10h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Carcassonne via Grenoble in around 15h 36m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 190€
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 650€
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 650€
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 650€
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from Basel to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Basel to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
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
200€ - 390€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 450€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
20€ - 23€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
85€ - 100€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 28€
Rail 1st Class
29€ - 45€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Renfe SNCF
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zurich to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
45€ - 85€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Grenoble to Carcassonne, Chénier
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Toulouse Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Carcassonne is 871 km. It takes approximately 8h 12m to drive from Zürich to Carcassonne.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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