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Air

Carcassonne Airport Situated 5.5km west of town, the airport is used by Ryanair. It serves several UK cities, including London Stansted and Manchester, plus Cork, Dublin, Charleroi and Porto.

Train

Carcassonne's station is on the main line from Toulouse. Buses are geared to school timetables, so it’s much easier and quicker to catch a train.

Montpellier €27, 1½ hours, one hourly

Narbonne €11.50, 30 minutes, one hourly

Perpignan €21.20, 1½ hours; change in Narbonne, one hourly

Toulouse €16.50, one hour, up to two hourly