There are 7 ways to get from Arles to Bordeaux by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic

$80 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus via Montpellier  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Arles to Montpellier Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus

$20 - $30

5 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Nîmes to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 718

$32 - $57

Rideshare  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Arles to Bordeaux 348.7 miles

$43

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Arles to Bordeaux 348.8 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Marseille, fly  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Bordeaux (BOD) MRS - BOD

$56 - $224

Train to Montpellier, fly  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Montpellier Saint-Roch
  2. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Bordeaux (BOD) MPL - BOD

$105 - $275

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arles to Bordeaux is to bus which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 10 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arles to Bordeaux is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arles to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Arles and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Arles and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Arles and Bordeaux is 435 km. The road distance is 558.1 km.

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The best way to get from Arles to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs 65€ - 100€.

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The train from Arles to Bordeaux-St-Jean takes 5 h 29 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Arles to Bordeaux is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs 65€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 9 h.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Arles to Bordeaux bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean station.

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Map of how to get from Arles to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 271.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Arles, France and Bordeaux, France?

SNCF operates a train from Arles to Bordeaux twice daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 29 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Arles to Bordeaux 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Montpellier to Bordeaux via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Montpellier to Bordeaux via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Montpellier to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
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 Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Arles to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Arles to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
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 Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 Arles to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Montpellier to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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 Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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