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Trip Lyon Carcassonne

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Lyon to Carcassonne

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How to get from Lyon to Carcassonne?

We are suggesting 11 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Lyon Carcassonne. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Lyon Carcassonne

For your trip from Lyon (Rhône-Alpes, France) to Carcassonne (Languedoc-Roussillon, France) with a distance of 215 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Lyon-Carcassonne that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of Eurolines or FlixBus in Lyon. The bus will drop you off at Carcassonne bus station (0.4 mi from Carcassonne, France). Please make sure to show up on time at Lyon bus station (1.3 mi from Lyon) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Carcassonne.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Lyon-Carcassonne.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Lyon to Carcassonne without changing trains but some trains run on lines Lyon-Beziers and Beziers-Carcassonne allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains TGV of SNCF to Beziers leave from Lyon-Part-Dieu railway station in Lyon. Arrival in Beziers will take place at Béziers station (0.4 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Beziers where the train Intercités operated by SNCF leave for Carcassonne.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Carcassonne from Lyon. You can take the flight Lyon-Montpellier and complete the other part of your journey traveling by train.
Leave Lyon and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport, 13 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Montpellier (Montpellier-Méditerranée airport, IATA code: MPL) operated by Hop!.

Which carriers to travel between Lyon and Carcassonne?

Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Lyon-Carcassonne (215 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company ALSA operates the intercity service from the bus station of Narbonne in Narbonne and to the one of Carcassonne (Languedoc-Roussillon France)
OUIBUS is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Lyon (serving Lyon bus station at 1.3 mi from centre) and the city of Valence where the coach will drop you off at Valence station situated at about 0.2 mi from Valence city centre.
The coach company Eurolines carries out the route from the bus station of Lyon in Lyon and to the one of Carcassonne (Languedoc-Roussillon France)
The network of FlixBus includes a coach line between the city of Lyon (serving Lyon Part-Dieu - Gare routière Villette bus station at 1.4 mi from centre) and the city of Carcassonne where the coach will drop you off at Carcassonne station situated at about 0.4 mi from Carcassonne city centre.
The bus company Isilines operates the intercity service from the bus station of Lyon in Lyon and to the one of Narbonne (Languedoc-Roussillon France)
Hop! carries out a flight from Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport situated 13 mi away from the city centre of Lyon to Montpellier (arrival at Montpellier-Méditerranée MPL airport)
Railway companies
SNCF provides rail connections Lyon-Beziers with the train TGV from Lyon-Part-Dieu railway station (1.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Béziers at arrival (0.4 mi from centre) and from Beziers to Carcassonne with the train Intercités which leaves Béziers station to arrive at Carcassonne railway station (Languedoc-Roussillon France)
OUIGO transports passengers on a rail line Lyon-Montpellier with the train from Lyon-St-Exupéry-TGV railway station (12.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Montpellier-Saint-Roch at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
TGV Lyria operates the train journey from Lyon to Montpellier with the train TGV Lyria which leaves Lyon-Part-Dieu station to arrive at Montpellier-Saint-Roch railway station (Languedoc-Roussillon France)

Stop cities from Lyon or cities to visit near Carcassonne

When travelling from Carcassonne to Lyon by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Beziers located at 45 mi from Carcassonne, Valence 58 mi away from Lyon, Narbonne situated at 33 mi from Carcassonne, Montpellier at approximately 81 mi from Carcassonne (France). If you have some time on your way to Carcassonne or back to Lyon, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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