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

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Taxi, fly  •  2h 31m

  1. Take a taxi from Arles to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Barcelona (BCN) MRS - BCN

201€ - 368€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the rideshare from Arles to Barcelone 414.4 km

27€

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Train  •  5h 2m

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

52€ - 84€

Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Nimes to Barcelona Bcn4 / ...

30€ - 45€

Night bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the night bus from Nimes to Barcelona Nord Bcn6

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from Arles to Barcelona 417.4 km

45€ - 70€

Arles to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Arles and Barcelona is around 5h 23m and covers a distance of around 434 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 41m. Operated by SNCF and Renfe SNCF, the Arles to Barcelona train service departs from Arles and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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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 taxi and fly which costs 200€ - 370€ and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arles to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Arles - Clemenceau and arriving at Barcelona via Nimes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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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 5h 2m.

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The distance between Arles and Barcelona is 325 km. The road distance is 417.4 km.

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The best way to get from Arles to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs 50€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m to get from Arles to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Arles to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Nimes 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 5h 2m and costs 50€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 8h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Arles to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 324.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

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

You can take a train from Arles to Barcelona via Nimes in around 5h 2m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Nimes to Barcelona twice daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 6h 15m. Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
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
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 19€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Rail 1st Class
13€ - 19€
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
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 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 Nimes to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Night bus from Nimes to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
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.

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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
Taxi from Arles to Marseille
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
150€ - 190€
Taxi Grès
Phone
+33 4 66 20 46 94
Website
transports-nimes.com
Languedoc Taxis
Phone
+33 4 66 23 40 90
Website
taxi-nimesmetropole.fr
Beep Beep Taxi
Phone
+33 4 66 35 42 12

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Arles to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona 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 417 km. It takes approximately 3h 55m to drive from Arles to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 6904+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ 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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