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There are 10 ways to get from Zug to Carcassonne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  11h 24m

  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 Ter / ...

151€ - 249€

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Bus  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Lausanne N882 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne to Carcassonne, Chénier 251

43€ - 76€

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Train via Lyon  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève 15
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne Tgv

194€ - 330€

Bus via Milan  •  20h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Zug to Sesto San Giovanni Singen - Fabrizia
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Carcassonne Milan > Milan - San Donato > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Tunnel de la Giraude - Italie > Tunnel de la Giraude - France > Nice - Airport > Cannes > Aix-en-Provence > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Avignon - Le Pontet > Nîmes > Montpellier > Narbonne - Croix Sud > Carcassonne > Toulouse > Tarbes > Pau - University > Bayonne > Biriatou - France > Biriatou - Spain > San Sebastián > Conex San Sebastian > Bilbao > Valladolid > Salamanca > Ciudad Rodrigo > Fuentes de Onoro - Espagne > Fuentes de Onoro - Portugal > Vilar Formoso > Celorico da Beira > Viseu > Coimbra > Pombal > Leiria > Fatima > Lisbon - Oriente

Drive  •  8h 14m

  1. Drive from Zug to Carcassonne 880.7 km

95€ - 150€

Fly Zurich to Toulouse, train  •  8h 47m

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

96€ - 248€

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

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Toulouse (TLS) BSL - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne

108€ - 258€

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Toulouse  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich 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

128€ - 396€

Fly Zurich to Barcelona, train  •  9h 17m

  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

105€ - 269€

Train to Geneva, fly to Toulouse, train  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Toulouse (TLS) GVA - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne

146€ - 348€

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The cheapest way to get from Zug to Carcassonne is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 15h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Zug to Carcassonne is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 280 and takes 7h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zug to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Zug and arriving at Carcassonne, Chénier via Zurich and Lausanne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zug to Carcassonne. However, there are services departing from Zug and arriving at Carcassonne via Zürich HB, Mulhouse Ville and Montpellier Saint-Roch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 24m.

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The distance between Zug and Carcassonne is 653 km. The road distance is 880.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zug to Carcassonne without a car is to train which takes 11h 24m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 11h 24m to get from Zug to Carcassonne, including transfers.

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

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Zug 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 Zug to Carcassonne is to train which takes 11h 24m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 15h 25m.

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  • Distance: 653.3 km
  • Duration: 11h 24m

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

You can take a train from Zug to Carcassonne via Zürich HB, Mulhouse Ville, and Montpellier Saint-Roch in around 11h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zug to Carcassonne via Zurich and Lausanne in around 15h 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 290€
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 950€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 300€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 180€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 180€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 170€
Flights from Geneva to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 350€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 490€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 800€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 650€
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 Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
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
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
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 Zuerich Hb to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
15€ - 18€
1st Class
19€ - 23€
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
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
41 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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
26€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 28€
Rail 1st Class
29€ - 45€
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 Narbonne to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 13€
Rail 1st Class
15€ - 23€
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
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Austria Rail Pass
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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
Bus from Zurich to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Zurich to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Lausanne to Carcassonne, Chénier
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Eurolines FR
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Zürich to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Milan to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
alsa.com
L'Aurora Viaggi
Phone
+39 0963 313116
Email
info@viaggiaurora.it
Website
viaggiaurora.it
Bus from Zug to Sesto San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Toulouse Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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Zug to Carcassonne bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Carcassonne, Chénier station.

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Zug to Carcassonne train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zug to Carcassonne is 881 km. It takes approximately 8h 14m to drive from Zug to Carcassonne.

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The best way to get from Zug to Zurich Airport is to line 24 train which takes 53 min and costs SFr 18 - SFr 35.

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