How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne
There are three transfer options from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne. Unfortunately, there is no direct public transport service to Carcassonne. The only direct travel option is by a Toulouse Airport Taxi, which will take around 1 hour 15 minutes and will cost around 175€. If you wish to use a more affordable option, you can take the bus or the train to Carcassonne. You will first 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 Train Station which takes approximately 1 hour depending on the train service. Single ticket price ranges from 11-16€ when booked in advance. If you prefer to travel by bus, you can take the bus from the Bus Station next to the Matabiau Station. Buses to Carcassonne run twice a day. There is a morning service at 07:55 am and late night service at 11:10 pm. The journey takes around 1 hour 17 minutes and single tickets cost approximately 9€ for the morning service and 22€ for the night service.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Train || €27|| 80min|| 06:15–20:48|
| Taxi || €175|| 75min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €18|| 67min|| 07:55–23:10|
How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne by train
Travelling by train to Carcassonne is an affordable and convenient option. if you are willing to catch a train from Matabiau Train Station which is located in the centre of Toulouse. Trains run quite often (every 20 minutes on average), but you better check the service timetable to know exactly when trains depart. Remember, you need 25 minutes to reach Matabiau Train Station from Toulouse Airport, which will cost you 8€ per person if you use the shuttle bus service.
How much is the train from Toulouse Matabiau Train Station to Carcassonne?
A standard seat single trip will cost you around 13.5€ when booked in advance. You can book your ticket online before travelling by visiting the Oui SNCF website; alternatively, you can purchase your train ticket at Matabiau Train Station using the automatic ticket dispensers or the ticket office.
Although you can book your train ticket in advance, be sure to have some time to reach the train station from the airport.
Trains are available between 06:15 am - 20:48 pm on weekdays and on Sundays between 06:15 am - 20:00 pm.
Where do I get it from?
Trains to Carcassonne leave from Toulouse Matabiau Train Station, which is located at 64 Boulevard Pierre Sémard. You can take the shuttle bus from Toulouse Airport and get off at the final stop. The train station is right next to the bus station, so you won´t need to walk much. The station is located at 64 Boulevard Pierre Sémard.
Taking the train to Carcassonne is an affordable option, but is not the most convenient one. You first need to travel to Toulouse city centre and catch a train from Matabiau Train Station. Trains tend to get busy during peak times and unless you upgrade to first class, you could end up in a pretty busy train wagon.
Avoid queuing and save time by booking your ticket in advance. Trains can get really crowded, so it is best to ensure a spot on the desired train by booking your seat in advance.
You can always upgrade to a 1st class seat, if you need extra convenience.
Some train tickets may cost more than others, depending on the duration of the trip.
How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne by taxi
Travelling by a Toulouse Airport Taxi to Carcassonne is the only direct travel option. There are many different taxi companies operating at TLS Airport if you wish to travel by taxi. However, it is recommended to book a taxi in advance for a better service.
Taxi fare from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne
The taxi option, although offering convenience and safety, is not a particularly cheap one. However, booking in advance gives you a slightly cheaper fare than embarking a taxi on your arrival at the airport. Always, bear in mind that there may be journey delays due to traffic, and additional service fees that can lead to a fare increase.
Taking a Toulouse Airport Taxi is the ideal option for those carrying lots of luggage or travelling with children. It is the only option offering a direct connection to Carcassonne and gives you peace of mind if you are short on time or exhausted after a long flight. If you are not on a budget, this is the best option.
It is best to do a little market research before booking your taxi service. Prices begin from around 175€, but it is also possible that you encounter higher fares.
Pay attention to hidden service fees that can inflate the final fare.
How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne by bus
There is no direct bus service from Toulouse Airport to the city of Carcassonne. Although, you can travel to the Toulouse bus station and take a local bus to Carcassonne. You can reach the city centre either by shuttle bus, tram or taxi, but it is best to use the shuttle bus as it leaves you right next to the bus station. Taking the bus to Carcassonne may prove to be the most affordable option. Tickets cost 9€ per person during day and 22€ during the night. The biggest drawback of the bus option is that it runs only twice a day at 07:55 am and 23:10 pm.
How much is the bus from Toulouse to Carcassonne?
The bus to Carcassonne costs 9€ for the morning service and 22€ for the night service. These prices are approximate and can change depending on availability. To purchase a ticket, visit the Flixbus website or the Toulouse Bus Station ticket office on location.
Traffic conditions may affect the trip duration time.
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 reach the station directly from Toulouse Airport either by the shuttle bus or a taxi.
Bus connection with Carcassonne is not the most convenient travelling option. The bus only runs twice a day and in case your travel arrangements change due to delays, there is no other bus service for hours. You will also have to take the shuttle bus from TLS Airport to the Toulouse Bus Station, which makes this transport choice quite inconvenient.
This option is only recommended when you travel light and it is not an ideal option for families or groups. The limited daily journeys can be problematic for your trip.
Allow enough time to arrive to the Bus Station from Toulouse Airport.