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Getting from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne

There are three airport transfer options when travelling from Toulouse TLS Airport to Carcassonne. Your first option, and the only direct travel option, is by taking a Toulouse airport taxi, which takes 1 hour 15 minutes and costs around €175. Your second option, and the more affordable option, is to take the bus or the train to Carcassonne. Unfortunately, there is no direct public transport service to Carcassonne, meaning that you will firstly have to take the shuttle bus from Toulouse airport to the city centre, which takes around 25 minutes and get off at the final stop, Toulouse Matabiau train station. From there, there is a direct train service to Carcassonne, this trip takes approximately 1 hour depending on the train service. A one-way ticket ranges from €11-€16 when booked in advance. Your last option is to take the bus, which you can find at the bus station next to the Matabiau station. Buses to Carcassonne run twice a day, with a morning service at 07:55 and a late night service at 23:10. The journey takes around 1 hour 17 minutes and a one-way ticket costs €9 for the morning service and €22 for the night service. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Toulouse at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €175 75min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €200 75min 24/7 Book
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Train €27 80min 06:15–20:48
Bus €18 90min 07:55–23:10

How to get from Toulouse airport to Carcassonne by taxi

Your only direct transfer option when travelling from Toulouse airport TLS to Carcassonne is in a Toulouse airport taxi. Taxis are easy to come by at Toulouse airport as there are many different taxi companies all waiting at the taxi rank. However, if you wish a fast and efficient transfer, and you wish to minimise the waiting time at the taxi rank's queue, it is recommended to book your taxi in advance.

Taxi fare from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne

Taking a taxi from TLS airport to Carcassonne is the safest and most convenient option, however, it is also the most expensive one. It is good to know that if you book your transfer in advance, you may find slightly cheaper prices than taking a taxi directly from the airport taxi ranks; these taxis charge using a taximeter, which means that the price can be affected by heavy traffic and additional service fees.

Convenience

Taking a Toulouse airport taxi is an ideal option for those carrying lots of luggage or travelling with children. It is also the only option offering a direct connection to Carcassonne, bringing you peace of mind if you are short on time or exhausted after a long flight. If you are not travelling on a budget, this is definitely the best option for you.

Editor’s Note

It is always good to find out what taxi companies are available before you arrive at the airport, as prices begin at €175, but can be a lot more expensive.

Useful Tips

Hidden service fees can be added on to your final taxi fare; always ask your driver what those could be before starting your trip to Carcassonne.

How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne by train

Taking a train to Carcassonne is an affordable and convenient option, however, you will first have to travel to Matabiau train station, which is at the centre of Toulouse. Trains run quite often (every 20 minutes on average), but there are train timetables available, which can help you find the best train departure for you. It is important to note that you will need 25 minutes to reach Matabiau train station from Toulouse TLS Airport; this first trip costs €8 per person on the airport shuttle bus.

How much is the train from Toulouse Matabiau train station to Carcassonne?

A standard one-way ticket costs €13.50 when booked in advance. You can book your ticket online before travelling on the Oui SNCF website; alternatively, you can purchase your train ticket directly at Matabiau train station at the automatic ticket machines or at the ticket office.

Cost

€13.50

Trip Duration

1 H 25 Min.

Although you can book your train tickets in advance, make sure to have enough time to get to the train station before your train departure.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Trains are available from 06:15 to 20:48 on weekdays and from 06:15 to 20:00 on Sundays.

Where do I get it from?

Trains heading to Carcassonne depart from Toulouse Matabiau train station, which is located at 64 Boulevard Pierre Sémard. To get there, you will need to take the Toulouse Airport shuttle bus and disembark at the final stop. The bus station is right next to the train station, so you won't have any trouble finding your train.

Convenience

Taking the train from TLS airport to Carcassonne is an affordable option, however, it is not the most convenient one. You will firstly need to travel to Toulouse city centre in order to get your train from Matabiau train station. Trains tend to get busy during rush hour, so unless you book a first class ticket, you might end up in a very busy train wagon.

Editor’s Note

You can avoid queues and save time by booking your ticket in advance, this is a good option as trains can get very crowded.

Useful Tips

You can always upgrade to a 1st class ticket, if you wish to travel comfortably.
Some train tickets may cost more than others, depending on your trip duration.

How to get from Toulouse airport to Carcassonne by bus

There is no direct bus service from Toulouse Airport to the city of Carcassonne. You will firstly have to get from the airport to the main bus station in the centre of Toulouse and from there take a bus to Carcassonne. You can reach the city centre either by shuttle bus or taxi, but it is best to use the Toulouse airport shuttle, as it drops you off right next to the bus station. Taking the bus to Carcassonne is the most affordable option, with a one-way ticket costing €9 per person during day, and €22 during the night. However, the biggest drawback is that the bus only operates twice a day at 07:55 and 23:10.

How much is the bus from Toulouse to Carcassonne?

A one-way bus ticket from Toulouse to Carcassonne costs €9 for the morning service and €22 for the night service. These prices are approximate and can change depending on availability. You can either buy your bus ticket on to the Flixbus website or directly at the Toulouse bus station ticket office.

Cost

€9

Trip Duration

1 H 30 Min.

Traffic conditions may affect the trip duration.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus operates twice a day, at 07:55 and 23:10.

Where do I get it from?

The Toulouse bus station is located right next to the train station at 68 Boulevard Pierre Sémard. You can get to the station either on the shuttle bus or by taxi from Toulouse Airport.

Convenience

Taking a bus from Toulouse to Carcassonne is the least convenient travel option, as the bus only operates twice a day, meaning that if you are delayed you will have to wait quite a long while for the next bus. Moreover, you need to make your way from Toulouse TLS airport to the bus station at the city centre.

Editor’s Note

This option is only recommended when you are travelling on a budget, alone or in a small group and with minimum luggage.

Useful Tips

It is important to allow yourself enough time to travel from Toulouse airport to the bus station, as there is only two buses a day.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Toulouse. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

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24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€200
NIGHTTIME
€240
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Toulouse Airport from Carcassonne?

The distance between Toulouse (TLS) Airport and Carcassonne is 109 Km.

How many transportation options are available from Toulouse Aiport to Carcassonne?

There are three transport options; the only direct option is to travel by taxi from the airport. If you are willing to travel to the city centre of Toulouse, you can get to Carcassonne by train or by bus (which only operates twice a day).

What is the most affordable travel option to get from Toulouse (TLS) Airport to Carcassonne?

The most affordable option is to take the bus from Toulouse bus station. A one-way day ticket costs €9. However, as the service only operates twice a day, it is recommended that you take the train. This option costs €13.50 on average for a one-way ticket.

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