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How to travel from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau? Look no further.

There are around 30 trains per day running between Carcassonne and Toulouse Matabiau, which usually take 56 minutes to complete the 53 miles (85 km) journey. It can take as little as 42 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Hop on a train operated by either TGV or SNCF to reach your destination in no time. These train companies are the main operators of services on this route and run modern comfortable trains to make your journey as relaxing as possible.

You can save money on train tickets from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €0.80. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau by train

It takes an average of 56m to travel from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau by train, over a distance of around 53 miles (85 km). There are normally 30 trains per day travelling from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau and tickets for this journey start from €0.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 42m
PriceFrom €0.80
Distance53 miles (85 km)
Frequency30 trains per day
First train05:56
Last train22:38
Departure stationCarcassonne
Arrival stationToulouse Matabiau
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus, Other, ALSA

Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau train times

Check out the next trains departing from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau for Tuesday 24th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:40 10:45 1h 5m, direct
10:42 11:42 1h 0m, direct
11:31 12:15 44m, direct
11:44 12:51 1h 7m, direct
12:39 13:39 1h 0m, direct
13:31 14:15 44m, direct
13:45 14:51 1h 6m, direct
14:36 15:19 43m, direct
14:43 15:42 59m, direct
15:32 16:15 43m, direct

TGV, TER, SNCF and Intercités trains from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau

You can travel from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau on TGV, TER, SNCF and Intercités 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

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).

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.

Cheap train tickets from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau

The price of train tickets from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau starts at €0.80 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 Toulouse Matabiau 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau? 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 Toulouse Matabiau take?

The average journey time by train between Carcassonne and Toulouse Matabiau is 56 minutes, with around 30 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 Toulouse Matabiau by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau is 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau cost?

Train ticket prices from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau can start from as little as €0.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau without having to change trains. There are 30 direct trains from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau leave?

The first train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau leaves at 05:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau leave?

The last train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau leaves at 22:38. 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 Toulouse Matabiau by train?

Trains travelling from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau cover a distance of around 53 miles (85 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/24/2022. 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 05/15/2022 for travel on 05/15/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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