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

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Train  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Arles to Nimes Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Nimes to Barcelona-Sants Ave / ...

52€ - 84€

Cheapest option

Bus via Montpellier  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Arles to Montpellier Toulon > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport > Arles > Nîmes > Montpellier / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 788 / ...

21€ - 50€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Nîmes - Gare routière to Barcelona Nord 640 / ...

27€ - 49€

Rideshare  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the rideshare from Arles to Barcelone 415.2 km

27€

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Arles to Barcelona 415.2 km

50€ - 75€

Train, fly  •  5h 5m

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

36€ - 173€

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The cheapest way to get from Arles to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 27€ and takes 4h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Arles to Barcelona is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 3h 56m.

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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, Barcelona Nord via Montpellier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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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 Nimes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 54m.

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The distance between Arles and Barcelona is 325 km. The road distance is 415.2 km.

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The best way to get from Arles to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs 50€ - 85€.

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

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Arles to Barcelona bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Arles 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 4h 54m and costs 50€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus via Montpellier, which costs 20€ - 50€ and takes 6h.

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Map of how to get from Arles to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 324.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

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

You can take a train from Arles to Barcelona via Nimes in around 4h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arles to Barcelona via Montpellier in around 6h.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Air Senegal
Website
flyairsenegal.com
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
24€ - 260€
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Nimes
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 19€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Rail 1st Class
13€ - 19€
Train from Arles to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
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 Arles to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Montpellier to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
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 Montpellier to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Montpellier to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Nîmes - Gare routière to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Montpellier to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Nimes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Montpellier to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Bus from Nimes to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
4h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Arles to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arles to Barcelona is 415 km. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Arles to Barcelona.

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Air Senegal and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3508+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ 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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