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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Arles by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Avignon Tgv Thalys

€214 - €472

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Bus  •  21h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon Perrache N760
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Nîmes 788 / ...

€56 - €72

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille-Flandres to Avignon TGV Tgv
  3. Take the bus from PEM Gare Routière - AVIGNON to Gorodiche - ARLES 57

€328 - €751

Drive  •  11h 30m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Arles 1192.7 km

€140 - €220

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille, taxi  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Marseille (MRS) AMS - MRS
  2. Take a taxi from Marseille to Arles

€221 - €553

Train to Brussels, fly to Marseille, taxi  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Marseille (MRS) BRU - MRS
  3. Take a taxi from Marseille to Arles

€263 - €521

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Arles

€106 - €253

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Montpellier (MPL) AMS - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Sud De France to Nimes Pont Du Gard

€102 - €312

Amsterdam to Arles by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Arles is around 8h 30m and covers a distance of around 1208 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 30m. Operated by Thalys, SNCF and TGV inOui, the Amsterdam to Arles train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Arles. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 30m
Fastest train time:
8h 30m
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€214
Carbon emissions:
63 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:45
Last train departs at:
06:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Arles train schedules

Netherlands → France
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Arles is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Arles is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Arles is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from France.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Arles is to bus which costs €55 - €75 and takes 21h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Arles is to fly and taxi which costs €220 - €600 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Arles. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Arles - Clemenceau via Lyon Perrache, Parnasse and Nimes - Gare Routiere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Arles. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Arles via Avignon Tgv and Avignon Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 3m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Arles is 967 km. The road distance is 1192.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Arles without a car is to train which takes 8h 3m and costs €210 - €480.

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It takes approximately 8h 3m to get from Amsterdam to Arles, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Arles bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Arles train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Arles is to train which takes 8h 3m and costs €210 - €480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 21h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Arles.
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  • Distance: 967.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 3m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Arles, France?

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Avignon Tgv once a week. Tickets cost €200 - €440 and the journey takes 6h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Arles via Lyon Perrache, Nîmes, Parnasse, Quatrefages, and Nimes - Gare Routiere in around 21h 16m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €420
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €380
Flights from Brussels to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €130
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€200 - €440
Website
Thalys
Standard
€200 - €280
Comfort
€220 - €290
Premium
€320 - €440
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lille-Flandres to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€230 - €410
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Arles
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
Train from Montpellier Sud De France to Nimes Pont Du Gard
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €31
1st Class
€19 - €23
Bus operators
Zou! BdR & Vaucluse
Phone
+33 4 32 76 00 40
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from PEM Gare Routière - AVIGNON to Gorodiche - ARLES
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€3
Website
Zou! BdR & Vaucluse
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
Taxi from Marseille to Arles
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
€150 - €190
Taxigentry
Phone
+33 6 68 25 13 87
Taxi reservation Marseille airports
Phone
+33 6 74 19 86 18
Website
cabtaxis.fr
Taxi Radio Marseille
Phone
+33 4 91 02 20 20
Website
taximarseille.com
Taxi Marseille Service
Phone
+33 6 03 79 86 72
Taxi Marseille Aéroport
Phone
+33 6 74 19 86 18
Website
taxismarseilleaeroport.fr
Taxi Durand
Phone
+33 6 70 20 82 15
Taxi Anthony
Phone
+33 6 22 92 23 35
Website
taxi-anthony.fr
A&N Transport Prestige
Phone
+33 4 42 05 34 00
Website
antransportprestige.com

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Amsterdam to Arles bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nîmes station.

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Amsterdam to Arles train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Avignon Tgv station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Arles is 1193 km. It takes approximately 11h 30m to drive from Amsterdam to Arles.

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KLM, Swiss, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 179+ hotels available in Arles. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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