Train Paris → CarcassonneFrom AU$ 55
- Departure station : Paris austerlitz (85, quai d'Austerlitz 75013 Paris)
Paris gare lyon (Place Louis Armand 75571 Paris cedex 12)
Paris montparnasse (17, Boulevard de Vaugiraud 75741 Paris cedex 15)
- Arrival station : Carcassonne (1 bd Maréchal Joffre 11000 Carcassonne)
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Main stations in Paris and Carcassonne
Paris Gare de Lyon Train Station
Address: Place Louis Armand 75571 Paris cedex 12Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:45am to 9:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5:45am to 9:45pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER, Corail)
SNCF rail agents, Car Parking, Currency exchange, Ticket Office, Assistance for disabled, Lockers, Lounge, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Paris Gare Montparnasse Train Station
Address: 17, Boulevard de Vaugiraud 75741 Paris cedex 15Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1:30am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Disabled Facilities, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Business Lounge and Waiting Rooms, Lost and found, Places to eat in the station, Currency exchange, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Paris Austerlitz Train Station
Address: 85, quai d'Austerlitz 75013 ParisOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER, Corail), Intercity trains, Night trains (Elipsos)
SNCF rail agents, Ticket vending machine, Currency Exchange, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Carcassonne Train Station
Address: 1 bd Maréchal Joffre 11000 CarcassonneOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:15am to 12:15am
Saturday and Sunday: 5:15am to 12:15am
Public holidays: 5:15am to 12:15am
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER).
SNCF rail agents, Tourist office, Facilities for disabled persons, Lost and found, ATM.
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Reviews & ratings Paris - Carcassonne
Smooth, comfortable and on time, but the connection for our ongoing trip to Paris was tight - we only made it by a few minutes. The only downside was the fact that to access the platform at Carcassone we had to go up and down flights of stairs which with heavy luggage and at our age (77) was an ordeal. This is a real problem with all French stations and the Paris Metro - something must be done, it is unacceptable.
Great trains, great service. Only complaint is lugging large suitcases up and down stairs at major stations with no elevators or esculaters.
An excellent trip - fast, comfortable, etc. However, I only changed trains at Nimes and then travelled to Carcassonne.
Such a relaxing, convenient method of transport! No baggage restrictions, clean,
We didn't end up travelling on the TGV as we eventually found out that all the trains were delayed due to a body being found on the tracks somewhere. We were eventually informed that we should catch another train and this we found to be excellent. Elevators were not clearly displayed or not in existance and thus we carried large and heavy luggage up
The trip in 1st class was very comfortable, however, we were disappointed in the lack of wifi and the poor choice of available food. It was also a long wait and a long walk through many carriages to get to it. It was also very difficult to find our next station in Montpellier when we had to change trains
Had a great trip on French Rail. Great seats, easy to book and everything ran on time. My only complaint is that it is VERY expensive. Also, in this review, I chose to check single because there is no place to check friends. I travelled with a friend. We're not a couple, or family or a group.
We recently purchased a 1st Class Saver France-Italy Pass hoping for true flexibility and freedom of travel at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, many of our trips were on TGV and Freccia trains, which require reservations and involved extra costs added to the price of the pass. SNCF don’t seem to issue reservations on line for pass holders, so going through a booking agency adds further costs. In our case, reservations and booking fees added almost 50% to the cost of our pass and made it more expensive than buying point to point tickets. As the reservation process, is the same as buying a point to point ticket (which includes a reservation in the price), it is just as easy to buy the ticket online. The Rail Europe site was easy to navigate, we were notified when the reservations went in the post and they all arrived promptly. Having to make reservations took away the true flexibility that Eurail passes offered in the past. We ended up being tied to a particular train and time for the majority of our trip. But, the first class travel was fantastic (2nd was often crowded and noisy) and we always knew we would have a seat on those longer journeys. Regional train routes is where the pass really shines; fill in the date and jump on the train. Next time, we will book point to point tickets when a reservation is required and a pass for all the journeys on regional trains. My advice is don’t rush to buy passes or tickets, plan your route and take into consideration those jour
We took six train trips in September 2013, a mixture of first and second class tickets. The train journeys were very enjoyable. It was far less stressful than driving while following GPS directions and watching for road signs in French. The only negatives were the last minute posting of the platform number for the train and the confusing order of the carriages. Sometimes the carriage number signs on the carriages did not match the signs on the platform display. Both these contribute to a free-for-all rush carrying luggage up and down stairs.
The trip was only a couple of hours. Safe, comfortable, clean and on time. Great value for money. Beats driving hands down.
Purchased tickets on-line from Australia with option to print tickets using machines at station however this did not work. Had to queue and present voucher at Ticket Office counter. First time a hassle as long queue and train ready to leave! Otherwise, train on time, clean and relatively comfortable however wouldn't bother paying for first class on any future trips.