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Take the train from Paris to Carcassonne in 5 hours 16 minutes

If you want to travel from Paris to Carcassonne by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Paris to Carcassonne by train to take around 7 hours 3 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 5 hours 16 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 20 trains per day running on this route, which spans 627 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Carcassonne. SNCF is the main train company operating on this route, as they are the national rail operator in France. You're likely to be hopping onto either a regional TER or Intercités service, both of which have plenty of space for luggage and modern comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Paris to Carcassonne start from $18.19 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Paris to Carcassonne by train

It takes an average of 7h 3m to travel from Paris to Carcassonne by train, over a distance of around 389 miles (627 km). There are normally 20 trains per day traveling from Paris to Carcassonne and tickets for this journey start from $18.19 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

5h 16m


627 miles (389 km)


20 trains per day


1 change


From $18.19

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF

Paris to Carcassonne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Carcassonne for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:38 14:25 5h 47m, 1 change
09:08 14:28 5h 20m, 1 change
10:08 15:24 5h 16m, 1 change
10:43 16:08 5h 25m, 1 change
11:08 16:27 5h 19m, 1 change
11:31 17:24 5h 53m, 1 change
13:02 18:27 5h 25m, 1 change
13:54 19:35 5h 41m, 1 change
14:08 20:13 6h 5m, 1 change
15:08 20:27 5h 19m, 1 change

Intercités and SNCF trains from Paris to Carcassonne

You can travel from Paris to Carcassonne on Intercités 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.

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Carcassonne

The price of train tickets from Paris to Carcassonne starts at $18.19 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 Paris to Carcassonne 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 Paris to Carcassonne

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Carcassonne? 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 Paris to Carcassonne take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Carcassonne is 7 hours and 3 minutes, with around 20 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 Paris and Carcassonne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Carcassonne is 5 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Carcassonne cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Carcassonne can start from as little as $18.19 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 Paris to Carcassonne?

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

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

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

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

The last train from Paris to Carcassonne leaves at 21:25. 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 Paris and Carcassonne by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Carcassonne cover a distance of around 389 miles (627 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Carcassonne to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Carcassonne for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/06/2022 for travel on 10/06/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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