By plane

Toulouse Blagnac airport - 1 hr 30 mins
Béziers airport - 1 hr
Perpignan airport - 1 hr 30 mins
Montpellier airport - 2 hrs

Aéroport Sud de France - Carcassonne

Carcassonne airport is 4 km from the town centre, towards Montréal. It serves Ryanair flights from Belgium, various towns in the UK, Ireland, Portugal... A shuttle service is available to take you into Carcassonne and there is also car hire.

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By train

Carcassonne train station
1 bd Maréchal Joffre, opposite the canal du Midi port and the André Chenier garden

Journey time to Carcassonne:
Toulouse: between 40 mins and 1 hr 10 mins
Narbonne: 30 minutes (Intercités)
Perpignan: between 1 hr 30 mins and 2 hrs
Montpellier: between 1 hr 30 mins and 2 hrs
Barcelona: 3 hrs

Lézignan-Corbières Station
Narbonne Station
Toulouse Station

To book your ticket, visit: www.voyages-sncf.fr
Tel.: 3658

Where to leave your luggage in Carcassonne

AUBERGE DE JEUNESSE - Youth hostel (€2)
Rue Trencavel – La Cité
+33 4 68 25 23 16

HOTEL DE LA BASTIDE (€3 per day)

HOTEL CENTRAL(€1 per hour)
+33 4 68 25 03 84

AU ROYAL HOTEL (€1 per hour)
+33 4 68 25 19 12


By car

For CARCASSONNE
A61 or D6113
From Narbonne (30 minutes): follow signs for Lézignan, Trèbes, then Carcassonne, Toulouse
From Castelnaudary (30 minutes): follow signs for Carcassonne, Narbonne
Find out more about car parks in Carcassonne

For CAUNES-MINERVOIS
From Narbonne (30 minutes): follow signs for Lézignan, then in Lezignan follow signs for Homps
From Carcassonne (25 minutes): follow signs for Mazamet, then Caunes-Minervois via Villalier and Villegly
Recommended parking for the Abbey - esplanade de l'europe (3 minutes walk)

For MONTOLIEU
From Carcassonne (20 minutes): follow signs for Toulouse, then right for Moussoulens
From Castelnaudary (35 minutes): follow signs for Carcassonne and turn right as you leave Alzonne
Parking: in front of the church (3 minutes walk) and in front of the school, in the direction of Saissac, there is a car park 150m from the Office, in the direction of Saint Denis, there is a car park 200m from the Office
Long vehicles: Parking on route de Fraisse

For TREBES
Trèbes is 7 kilometres to the east of Carcassonne. From Narbonne, follow signs for on the A61 or the D6113.
Parking is available on the banks of the Aude.

Distance from major cities

Marseille 300 km
Toulouse 120 km
Albi 100 km
Paris 800 km
Lyon 430 km
Barcelona 250 km
Brussels 1040 km


By boat

The canal du midi flows through Greater Carcassonne
The canal port and the harbourmaster's office are located in the centre of Carcassonne, opposite the train station
Trèbes has free mooring. The Tourist Information Office is located in the canal port
The village of La Redorte also has free mooring, with water and electricity, payable on site

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