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Travelling from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne by train

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

The train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne usually takes around 58m to travel 53 miles (85 km). You can expect to find 29 trains per day running on this popular route. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Carcassonne. High-speed TGV trains can take you to Carcassonne in just 41m. They can reach speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h), but some clever engineering ensures that even at top speed, journeys are quiet and comfortable.

Book train tickets from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne in advance instead of buying them on the day and you’ll snap up the cheapest fares. You can check prices from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne in our Journey Planner.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, 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!

Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne by train

It takes an average of 55m to travel from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne by train, over a distance of around 53 miles (85 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne and tickets for this journey start from €1 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 41m
PriceFrom €1
Distance53 miles (85 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train07:46
Last train15:52
Departure stationToulouse Matabiau
Arrival stationCarcassonne
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus

Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne for Tuesday 15th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:08 Toulouse Matabiau07:17 CarcassonneTER 70603 SNCF Get tickets1h 9m, direct
06:44 Toulouse Matabiau07:26 CarcassonneIntercités 4651 SNCF Get tickets42m, direct
06:57 Toulouse Matabiau08:09 CarcassonneTER 70609 SNCF Get tickets1h 12m, direct
07:18 Toulouse Matabiau08:19 CarcassonneTER 76251 SNCF Get tickets1h 1m, direct
07:43 Toulouse Matabiau08:24 CarcassonneTGV INOUI 6871 SNCF Get tickets41m, direct
07:48 Toulouse Matabiau08:55 CarcassonneTER 70607 SNCF Get tickets1h 7m, direct
08:08 Toulouse Matabiau09:15 CarcassonneTER 70605 SNCF Get tickets1h 7m, direct
08:46 Toulouse Matabiau09:28 CarcassonneIntercités 4655 SNCF Get tickets42m, direct
09:18 Toulouse Matabiau10:19 CarcassonneTER 76253 SNCF Get tickets1h 1m, direct
10:08 Toulouse Matabiau11:15 CarcassonneTER 70611 SNCF Get tickets1h 7m, direct

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

You can travel from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne 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 Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne

The price of train tickets from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne starts at €1 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 Toulouse Matabiau 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Toulouse Matabiau and Carcassonne is 55 minutes, with around 15 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 Toulouse Matabiau and Carcassonne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne is 41 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne can start from as little as €1 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 Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne leaves at 07:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne leaves at 15:52. 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 Toulouse Matabiau and Carcassonne by train?

Trains travelling from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne 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 Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne.
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 Toulouse Matabiau to Carcassonne for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/15/2021. 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 06/12/2021 for travel on 06/12/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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