Basically, the best bet way to get here is to fly Ryanair into Carcassonne, which is a 30-minute drive to the house.
Of course, non Europe-based residents who want to visit London, Berlin or Dublin (for example) for a day or two can also use Ryanair.
Word of warning: Ryanair is infamous among travelers for their surcharges. Read the fine print.
To note: if you miss a flight or pack too much luggage, what seemed like a very inexpensive ticket suddenly becomes very expensive.
Obey their check-in procedures. If you are 30 seconds late for a connection they will not let you on the plane.
How Do I Get to the Retreat From the US
It’s easiest to fly into Toulouse through other European cities, including Paris.
Driving to the house from Paris is a very long day-long affair. Same with the train.
Those who want to visit Paris on either end can certainly do that. TGVs from Paris to Toulouse cost about 100-150 Euro round trip, and it’s good to have a reservation in advance.
How Do I Get to the Retreat From Toulouse
It’s an easy hour and a half drive to the house.
Or, people can take the train to Carcassonne. It’s usually not that expensive and only takes about 40 minutes. The train schedules, etc, are on the SNCF website.
The airport shuttle to the train station costs an additional 5 Euro each way.
You can take a taxi up the mountain from there, and depending on where you leave from and what time of the day you come it could be about 65 Euros.
If you don’t plan to rent a car you can sign up for our Ride Package. We will attach information about this when your application is accepted).
From Barcelona, it’s about three hours by car. Again, it’s an easy drive. Sorry, we don’t know the prices for trains to Carcassonne from there. That would also be on the SNCF website.
You can find out a lot more about how to get to the retreat by checking out our get away page.