If you are driving, the nearest ports are Caen, St Malo, Cherbourg and Roscoff. It is around 9 hours driving from any of these and, taking ferry arrival/departure times into account, you should allow for an overnight stop en-route from the channel port to the centre. Brittany ferries sail from Plymouth and Portsmouth to these ports.
Coming by train, you can take the Eurostar Paris connection. TGV trains from Paris to Toulouse come via Bordeux. If you come via Paris you must change trains and stations in Paris, for which you should allow 90 minutes. If you change trains at Lille (on the way to Paris), it is only a platform change, which is a lot easier, but the fare is quite a bit more expensive. In Toulouse you change onto the train which comes to Pamiers and goes on to Foix, Ax-les-Thermes and then to the border with Andorra. From most parts of England and Wales it is possible to do the complete journey in a day, if you’re prepared to start early. For options visit European Rail or seat61.
Flights to Carcassonne using Ryanair are available from : Liverpool, East Midlands, Stansted, Leeds-Bradford, Bournemouth, Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cork
Flights to Toulouse using EasyJet are available from Bristol, Gatwick, Paris
Flights to Toulouse using Jet2 are available from Edinburgh, Leeds-Bradford, Belfast, Newcastle upon Tyne (from May)
British Airways, Air France, Aer Lingus, KLM also fly into Toulouse from London and various regional airports.
Not all flights are all year round.
We can provide transfers from/to Toulouse and Carcassonne airports (€35 each way) and Pamiers station (€15 each way). The price will be reduced if there is more than one person being carried.