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Car Hire from Carcassonne Airport

Car Hire at Carcassonne Airport

This information is correct as of May 2015

If you’re planning a trip to Carcassonne a rental car is essential. Public transport in rural France is virtually non-existent, meaning you’d miss out on the best of the Languedoc. Hire a car at Carcassonne Airport and visit some of France’s best vineyards, enjoy lunch in quaint villages, or head to the coast for the day.

Where to hire a car at Carcassonne Airport

Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Rent-a-Car all offer car hire from Carcassonne Airport.

Petrol stations near Carcassonne Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

There are a few petrol stations on the outskirts of Carcassonne where you can fuel up before heading to the airport. There’s a Leclerc service station just off the D6113, and an Esso on the D119 road which leads towards the airport from the city.

Driving around Carcassonne Airport

The A61 autoroute is a five minute drive from Carcassonne Airport. Part of the Autoroute de Deux Mers, the motorway connects Toulouse with Narbonne. It’s a very fast and busy road, so take caution. It’s also a toll road, and the booths accept British credit and debit cards. Two D-roads run past the airport, the D119 and the D33. You can stay on these roads if you want to avoid the motorway, but if you do then it’s worth choosing a car rental package which includes a sat-nav.

Getting to your destination

Carcassonne

The medieval cite of Carcassonne has been inspiring artists and writers for generations. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but there’s plenty more to this fantastic city than its ciadel.

It takes about ten minutes to drive into the centre of Carcassonne from the airport. There’s no parking inside the medieval cite (it’s pedestrian only) but there are some paid car parks nearby. The first hour is free: afterwards it costs €5 (about £3.55) for up to 6 hours, and €1 (about 71p) for each additional hour. There are also some car parks in the Bastide Saint Louis area of town, with prices starting at €1 (about 71p) for the first 75 minutes and up to €6 (about £4.25) for the full day.

Toulouse

La Ville Rose is a multi-cultural and vibrant city dotted with designer stores, flea markets, and (in typical French fashion) plenty of excellent restaurants.

If you can’t find flights to Toulouse you can fly to Carcassonne instead. It’s just over an hour’s drive from the airport. Parking is widely available, with a few large underground car parks within walking distance of the city centre. Parking is free on Sundays and during the first two weeks of August. Normally it costs €1.59 (about £1.13) per hour to park on-street and €2.20 (about £1.56) per hour to use a car park. If you’re staying for a few days choose a hotel in Toulouse with a car park.

Narbonne

With its charming promenade along the Canal de la Robine, huge food market, and unique cathedral, the charming little city of Narbonne is sure to steal your heart.

It takes about 40 minutes to reach Narbonne from Carcassonne Airport. Once you arrive you will find ample parking throughout the town, with a number of paid and free car parks. Hotels on the outskirts of the city often have free parking for guests.

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