Looking to travel from Carcassonne to Perpignan by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 1 hour 34 minutes to travel from Carcassonne to Perpignan by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 22 minutes though. You'll usually find 19 trains per day running along the 72 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Perpignan. SNCF, which is the national train operator in France, will whisk you to Perpignan on either a TER or Intercités service, both of which are modern trains with comfortable seating.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Carcassonne to Perpignan start from $1.14 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 Perpignan by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.
It takes an average of 1h 34m to travel from Carcassonne to Perpignan by train, over a distance of around 45 miles (72 km). There are normally 19 trains per day traveling from Carcassonne to Perpignan and tickets for this journey start from $1.14 when you book in advance.
72 miles (45 km)
19 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
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).
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 Perpignan by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Carcassonne and Perpignan is 1 hour and 34 minutes, with around 19 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Carcassonne to Perpignan is 1 hour and 22 minutes.
Train tickets from Carcassonne to Perpignan can start from as little as $1.14 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Carcassonne to Perpignan without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Carcassonne to Perpignan each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Carcassonne to Perpignan leaves at 06:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Carcassonne to Perpignan leaves at 21:29. 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.
Trains travelling from Carcassonne to Perpignan cover a distance of around 45 miles (72 km) during the journey.