Getting there & away
We can only reiterate the advice of the tourist office: take the train. Eurolines and such intercity buses as there are stop on blvd de Varsovie, 500m southwest of the train station.
Carcassonne is on the main line linking Toulouse (€12.70, 50 minutes, frequent) with Narbonne (€9, 30 to 45 minutes), Béziers (€12, 50 minutes) and Montpellier (€20.20, 1½ hours, six daily). For Perpignan (€16.50), change in Narbonne.
Ryanair is the only airline to fly in and out of Carcassonne’s airport (04 68 71 96 46), 5.5km from town. It has daily flights to/from London (Stansted) and Brussels (Charleroi) and flies to Dublin, Liverpool and UK East Midlands at least three times weekly.