There are three airports in the region around the Chateau. The nearest, about 1 hour and 10 minutes drive, is Toulouse, then Carcassonne, about 1 hour 30 minutes drive away and then, the furthest, is Rodez. Low-cost airlines that service these airports include Easyjet and Ryan Air.
SNCF.com provides details of the train services available to our most local train station – Vielmur Sur Agout. This train station is 5 minutes drive from the Chateau. Guests arriving into Toulouse Airport would need to buy a ticket for the shuttle bus [Navette] outside the front of the Airport. This bus runs every 30 minutes, costs €5 and take 30 minutes to drop passengers outside the train station [Gare Matabiau www.gares-sncf.com/fr/gare/frxyt/toulouse-matabiau] to connect with the train to Vielmur. Tickets for the train journey can be purchased either at the ticket office, at automated terminals [where English can be selected] or on the train itself.
Taxis to and from Toulouse Airport can be booked in advance for between €80 to €150 each way, subject to the hour of collection. This can be increased to as much as €200 for a taxi from Carcassonne. One of our preferred taxi suppliers are www.castres-voyages.com telephone number 0563625750.
Car hire from the Airports can be booked via all the usual websites. We also have a local minibus / coach hire company in Venes, 15 minutes drive from the Chateau, www.venesauto.fr/vente.php telephone number 0563759293.