France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transport for Carcassonne, France





Carcassonne is 60 km (37 miles) west of Narbonne and 93 km (58 miles) southeast of Toulouse along the route of the Roman road, now the A61 autoroute.

Driving into Carcassonne, follow signs for Centre-Ville if you don't see signs for La Cité.


Intercité and TER trains connect Carcassonne with Toulouse. The journey takes 45 to 60 minutes. From Narbonne, about 30 minutes.

The Gare de Carcassonne, 1 avenue de Maréchal Joffre, is north of La Bastide (map). It's 2 km (1-1/4 miles), a walk of less than 30 minutes, from the gare to La Cité, but keep in mind that as you approach La Cité, you will be walking up the hill on which the fortress-town sits.

The Gare de Carcassonne is also right on the Canal du Midi. You can also take excursions on the Canal from here.


The Aéroport Sud de France Carcassonne (CCF), also called Carcassonne Salvaza, is 3 km (2 miles) west of the city center. Ryanair and several other smaller airlines operate regional flights to cities in Belgium, Eire, France, Italy, Portugal and the UK.

Carcassonne Hotels

What to See & Do

Carcassonne Restaurants

Tourist Information

La Cité

La Bastide

About Carcassonne

About Languedoc


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Towers of Carcassonne, France

Above, Towers of La Cité, the Carcassonne fortress.


Gare de Carcassonne, France

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