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A quick, direct flight from Edinburgh to Carcassonne, France, takes about 2 hours and 25 minutes. It takes about 3 hours to fly from London Heathrow to Carcassonne via Manchester and just over 3 hours and 40 minutes via Dublin. Carcassonne flight deals from Glasgow via Dublin take about 3 hours and 15 minutes from take-off to touchdown.
You can fly to Carcassonne, France, from almost anywhere in the UK as long as you are willing to connect through other cities. Manchester and Edinburgh are two UK cities operating direct flights to Carcassonne, France. Flights from Birmingham will likely fly through Dublin before touching down at your destination of Carcassonne. If you fly from Newcastle, you will likely stop once in Dublin before proceeding to France.
£10 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Carcassonne. This flight is from Dublin and is 95% cheaper than most flights to Carcassonne. To find the cheapest price to Carcassonne from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
The month of November is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Carcassonne from United Kingdom, with most prices found around £46. If you’re not able to fly to Carcassonne in November, then September is your next best option. Flight prices from United Kingdom to Carcassonne during September average around £48.
In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Carcassonne is about 40 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are £82. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Carcassonne outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United Kingdom to Carcassonne for £34.
According to our data, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to Carcassonne from United Kingdom. The lowest ticket price found for a Tuesday departure recently was £82. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. Flights from United Kingdom to Carcassonne on a Friday will generally be more expensive and average around £145. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Carcassonne is in the afternoon when flights can be purchased for as low as £100. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the evening when prices are £118 on average. Flights to Carcassonne from United Kingdom in the evening are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travellers’ schedules.
Carcassonne has a lot of good places to hike, such as Col de Tourmalet. Many locals, as well as tourists, enjoy hiking the mountains near Carcassonne, especially in the colder months for more of a challenge and some beautiful scenery. Hiking in the area is often enjoyed most when the weather begins warming up and the chance for rain is low. Considering this, it would be recommended to fly to Carcassonne during April, May, and June to take advantage of the warmer weather and go for a hike.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Carcassonne is possible. If you are planning a flight to Carcassonne, consider booking flights to Castres Mazamet Airport (24 mi from Carcassonne city centre), Perpignan Llabanere Airport (42 mi from Carcassonne city centre), Beziers Vias Airport (51 mi from Carcassonne city centre), Toulouse Blagnac Airport (57 mi from Carcassonne city centre) or Montpellier Méditerranée Airport (85 mi from Carcassonne city centre).
Beziers Vias Airport has an average price of £146 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Carcassonne. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.
Based on our data, the most popular airlines that fly to Carcassonne from United Kingdom are Ryanair, Flybe, easyJet and Brussels Airlines. There may also be other airline options depending on where in United Kingdom you’re flying from.
Ryanair operates around 2 flights into Carcassonne in any given week. The most common departure point for these flights was from Charleroi Brussels, with the best round-trip Ryanair deal found being £11 (Birmingham to Carcassonne). Users have rated Ryanair 7.0/10 in over 747 reviews on momondo.
Ryanair UK flight deals to Carcassonne start from £18 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a return journey departing from Manchester. Over any normal week, Ryanair UK flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Manchester is the most popular Ryanair UK departure point to Carcassonne so generally has the most availability. Ryanair UK is scored a 6.0/10 in 2 reviews.
Carcassonne airport is about three kilometres away from the city centre. It takes about 15 minutes to travel from the airport to the city centre by cab, or a few extra minutes on the airport shuttle bus. The shuttle buses that run between Carcassonne airport and the city centre stop at six places, including Carcassonne city centre. You don’t need to book a shuttle bus from Carcassonne airport in advance, as they are readily available at the terminal. The bus departs from Carcassonne airport, Carcassonne, every 45 minutes after the arrival of a flight. Taxis are available at the airport, or passengers can easily request a ride of their choice using the ride-sharing apps available. It makes financial sense for a group of three or more people, like a family or group of friends, to hire a taxi to the city centre rather than travelling by shuttle bus. Car hire services are also available at the airport for travellers planning to explore Carcassonne city by themselves.
UK nationals visiting France for no longer than 90 days do not require a visa. However, to extend their stay, they may have to apply for a visa extension at the UK high commission or embassy in France. UK nationals will require a passport to travel to France, or a national ID card if issued by another country.
Carcassonne is a vibrant city in southern France. The Medieval Citadel is as significant to the city of Carcassonne as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Carcassonne city has also provided the backdrop to various Hollywood movies, including "Robin Hood" and "Labyrinth". Step outside the city centre and head to La Ville Basse, the new side of Carcassonne city which is brimming with character and packed with architectural delights. Take a roughly 10-minute train from Carcassonne city to Bram and explore beautiful and well-preserved villages. Within Bram village, head to St Basilisse and St Julien churches for soul-searching. End your trip by attending the annual Carcassonne festival, a local event that has steered Carcassonne city to regional acclaim. Other attractions and sites worth visiting during your stay in Carcassonne include the Beaux-Arts Museum, Saint Nazaire Basilica and Place Carnot.
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