The OLSC is running a bus transfer services between Carcasonne airport-Castres-Carcasonne airport to serve the Friday flight in from Dublin and Sunday flight home. We did approach Ryanair however they are unable to change the flight departure time on the Friday.

Priced at €30pp return, the bus will take supporters in the centre allowing them to check in to their accommodation and drop off bags (these are not allowed in the stadium). We expect to be in Castres by 6.45pm which allows time to get to the stadium for the 8.45pm (local) kick off.

To book, seats must be prepaid by sending payment to via Paypal with your name, hotel you are booked in.

For those still looking to travel, please see the below information.

Carcasonne (65kms away)

Direct Ryanair flights from Dublin on Friday and back home on Sunday area available and are currently priced from €350 return.

Toulouse (78kms away)

Unfortunately, flights with Aer Lingus are seasonal and do not operate at this time of the year.


Central accommodation is still available, Hotel Renaissance is a popular choice from what we know.

Charter flights

Joe Walsh Tours is at this point, not planning on running any supporters charter for this trip. The OLSC are in discussions with JWT about this and will advise on any further updates via and our social media channels.

Options via the UK

British Airways fly to Toulouse via London Heathrow T5, Easyjet fly from Bristol, London Gatwick and Luton. Ryanair also fly to Carcassonne from Glasgow, Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands which may work for some supporters.

Trains and rental cars

France has an extensive rail and motorway network. Airlines normally have deals arranged with their car rental partner for those interested in driving. Trains are another option but be warned, services on the weekend can sometimes be limited. See for timetables and prices.

Match tickets

Anyone who has been to a French away game will know how vocal their supporters can be. To this end, we strongly encourage Leinster supporters to purchase from the official away allocation in Tribune Gabarou (Blocks V and Z), details have been emailed to season ticket holders.

OLSC Away Guide

The OLSC, in association with Bank of Ireland, will once again be publishing an Away Guide for the weekend. This will be free to download from and the usual social media outlets from the evening of Tuesday, 17 January 2017.

Further travel updates

The OLSC will continue to publish regular travel updates to help supporters plan their trip. This will be available on this website as well as the OLSC Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Should you have any further questions, please email