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Traveling from Carcassonne to Castres by train

Looking to travel from Carcassonne to Castres by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 3 hours 9 minutes to travel from Carcassonne to Castres by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 15 minutes though. You'll usually find 9 trains per day running along the 43 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Castres, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. Trains on this route are usually operated by either TGV or SNCF. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Carcassonne to Castres start from $9.17 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Castres by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Carcassonne to Castres by train

It takes an average of 3h 9m to travel from Carcassonne to Castres by train, over a distance of around 27 miles (43 km). There are normally 9 trains per day traveling from Carcassonne to Castres and tickets for this journey start from $9.17 when you book in advance.

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Last train


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Journey time

From 2h 15m


27 miles (43 km)


9 trains per day


1 change


From $9.17

Train and bus operators


Carcassonne to Castres train times

Check out the next trains departing from Carcassonne to Castres for Tuesday Apr 4th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:06 08:03 2h 57m, 1 change
09:35 11:51 2h 16m, 1 change
11:36 13:51 2h 15m, 1 change
13:30 15:56 2h 26m, 1 change
14:34 16:49 2h 15m, 1 change
15:33 17:54 2h 21m, 1 change
16:36 18:59 2h 23m, 1 change
17:45 20:57 3h 12m, 1 change
21:36 05:54 8h 18m, 1 change

TGV, Intercités, TER and SNCF trains from Carcassonne to Castres

You can travel from Carcassonne to Castres on TGV, Intercités, TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS classes from Carcassonne to Castres

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS when traveling from Carcassonne to Castres.

Cheap train tickets from Carcassonne to Castres

The price of train tickets from Carcassonne to Castres starts at $9.17 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Carcassonne to Castres by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Carcassonne to Castres

Want to know more about your journey from Carcassonne to Castres? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Carcassonne to Castres take?

The average journey time by train between Carcassonne and Castres is 3 hours and 9 minutes, with around 9 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Carcassonne and Castres by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Carcassonne to Castres is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Carcassonne to Castres cost?

Train tickets from Carcassonne to Castres can start from as little as $9.17 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Carcassonne to Castres?

No, there are no direct train services from Carcassonne to Castres. Travelling from Carcassonne to Castres by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Carcassonne to Castres leave?

The first train from Carcassonne to Castres leaves at 06:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Carcassonne to Castres leave?

The last train from Carcassonne to Castres leaves at 22:36. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Carcassonne and Castres by train?

Trains travelling from Carcassonne to Castres cover a distance of around 27 miles (43 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Castres to Carcassonne.

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