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There are 6 ways to get from Arles to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train inOui TGV  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Nîmes IV MARSEILLE / MONTPELLIER / NARBONNE / CERBERE Multi activités / ...
  2. Take the train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$69 - $109

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Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Nîmes to Barcelona 788 / ...

$16 - $42

4 alternative options

Train via Port Bou  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Tarascon sur Rhone to Port Bou Avignon-Centre - Port-Bou / ...
  2. Take the train from Port Bou to Barcelona P.Gracia R / ...

$62 - $98

Rideshare  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Arles to Barcelone 259.9 miles

$32

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Arles to Barcelona 259.9 miles

$55 - $85

Train, fly  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Barcelona (BCN) MRS - BCN

$47 - $201

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The cheapest way to get from Arles to Barcelona is to bus which costs 13€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arles to Barcelona is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arles to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Arles and arriving at Barcelona via Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Arles to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Arles and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

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The distance between Arles and Barcelona is 325 km. The road distance is 415.8 km.

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The best way to get from Arles to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 55€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Arles to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Arles to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nîmes station.

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Arles to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Arles station.

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The best way to get from Arles to Barcelona is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 55€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Arles to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 203 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Arles, France and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Arles to Barcelona via Nîmes in around 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Arles to Barcelona 3 times a day. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min. Ouibus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Arles to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Tarascon sur Rhone to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Arles to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Tarascon-sur-Rhône to Gare de Port-Bou
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Arles to Gare de Vitrolles-Aér-Marseille
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Port Bou to Barcelona P.Gracia
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nîmes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Nîmes to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Arles to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Arles to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arles to Barcelona is 416 km. It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to drive from Arles to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Arles to Barcelona bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 3426+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Arles and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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