There are 3 ways to get from Zaragoza to Carcassonne by train, bus or car

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  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Girona Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Narbonne
  4. Take the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne Ic / ...

$103 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Carcassonne

$50 - $85

1 alternative option

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Zaragoza to Carcassonne 362 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Zaragoza to Carcassonne is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Zaragoza to Carcassonne is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zaragoza and arriving at Carcassonne. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zaragoza to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Zaragoza Delicias and arriving at Carcassonne via Girona, Cerbère and Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 26 min.

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The distance between Zaragoza and Carcassonne is 317 km. The road distance is 579.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Carcassonne without a car is to train which takes 8 h 26 min and costs 85€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to get from Zaragoza to Carcassonne, including transfers.

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Zaragoza to Carcassonne bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Zaragoza station.

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Zaragoza to Carcassonne train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Zaragoza Delicias station.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Carcassonne is to train which takes 8 h 26 min and costs 85€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 12 h.

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Map of how to get from Zaragoza to Carcassonne.
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  • Distance: 197.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 26 min

What companies run services between Zaragoza, Spain and Carcassonne, France?

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Carcassonne via Girona, Port Bou, Cerbère, and Narbonne in around 8 h 26 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Zaragoza to Carcassonne twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 12 h.

Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
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 Cerbère to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
alsa.com

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