We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

London, United...
4 posts
Save Topic
Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

Is this possible please? I understand the airport at Brive is now open. If you can catch a train direct to Sarlat, how long approx is the journey. Thank you.

Albufeira, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Algarve, Faro
Level Contributor
50,258 posts
32 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

There is no direct rail or even practicable rail route between Brive and Sarlat.

You can take a train from Brive to Souillac (about 25 minutes) from where there are three or four buses a day to Sarlat taking about 45 minutes

Train times

…ter-sncf.com/Images/…

Bus times (last winter's timetable, shouldn't change a lot for 2010/2011)

cg24.fr/FCKeditor/upload/file/pdf/magazines/…

Route 6

Hope that helps.

Ohio, USA
Level Contributor
19,004 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

The airport is almost exactly half-way between Brive and Souillac. (it was once called Brive-Souillac airport but the name was changed to Brive Vallée de la Dordogne when it started to have regular commercial service.) As yet there is no bus service between the airport and either Brive or Souillac.

A FEW of the very infrequent trains from Brive to Souillac stop at Gignac-Cressensac very close to the airport. If you can find a convenient train that stops there (highly unlikely IMO...) take a taxi from the airport to the station. Otherwise a taxi to Souillac, about 17 km, and a bus from there, or a taxi all the way to Sarlat, about 50 km, would appear to be your best options.

Have you considered picking up a car at the airport?

London, United...
4 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

Thanks for your replies. Really helpful. Will probably fly to Bergerac instead as nearer to Sarlat and hire a car. Would have liked to have flown London City to Brive

Ohio, USA
Level Contributor
19,004 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

According to www.viamichelin.com Brive VdelaD is 30 km closer to Sarlat than Bergerac, 45 km vs 75.

Cleckheaton, United...
Level Contributor
113 posts
13 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

Brive Airport is 30 minutes closer to Sarlat and a very easy drive. Forget public transport. Its car rental or taxi.

Last time I looked Cityjet were virtually fully booked for the rest of the season London-Brive.

Albufeira, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Algarve, Faro
Level Contributor
50,258 posts
32 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

And there are trains from Begerac to Sarat at random intervals every day.

Cleckheaton, United...
Level Contributor
113 posts
13 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

true, but its a cab ride to the station at 12-15 euros plus the 12 euro (x2) fare single to Sarlat. Once in Sarlat it is highly unlikely you will find a cab at the station so its a 20 minute further haul into town.

Public transport is just the worst option in the Dordogne if you want to get the most out of your stay.

Albufeira, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Algarve, Faro
Level Contributor
50,258 posts
32 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

Can't argue with that. I don't drive and the Dordogne area is very difficult to get around without a car once away from the valley itself.

Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
11 posts
97 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

Just interest we are looking to go there, is this the nearest airport to Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne Region, France or is there another ,coming from Zurich?

Albufeira, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Algarve, Faro
Level Contributor
50,258 posts
32 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: Train from Brive airport to Sarlat

So far as I know the new airport at Brive has flights only from Paris and London (City), also Manchester from May 2011.

Bergerac Airport has flights from Paris, Rotterdam and Brussels plus many UK airports for the home-owners/holidaymakers.

From Zurich, the nearest airport to Sarlat would probably be Bordeaux, which has flights from Geneva and Basle but not Zurich itself.

Get answers to your questions about Sarlat-la-Caneda