Train Nimes → CarcassonneFrom AU$ 37
- Arrival station : Carcassonne (1 bd Maréchal Joffre 11000 Carcassonne)
travellers in 2015
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Main stations in Nimes and Carcassonne
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 Nimes - Carcassonne
Interesting trip - usual TGV comfort and smoothness once we had found our way through the mountain of large suitcases and the milling mob in the entry to the carriage. Most surprising was the Amazon who appeared from out of the mob with her two very large dogs... not sure how there was space for all three of them. Carcassone station also well located on the edge of town just over the Canal.
Showing the composition of the train is very helpful in finding your car, particularly when the stop is brief. Second class is quite comfortable and roomy, and more than acceptable. Avignon railway station very well located close to the old town, and very accessible.
An excellent trip - fast, comfortable, etc. However, I only changed trains at Nimes and then travelled to Carcassonne.
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