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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train inOui TGV  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$67 - $86

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Bus FlixBus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Nîmes to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 748 / ...

$11 - $26

5 alternative options

Train  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Arles to Lyon Part Dieu Lyon - Marseille Multi Activités / ...

$40 - $60

Bus Isilines  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Lyon

$29 - $39

Rideshare  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the rideshare from Arles to Lyon 176.8 miles

$21

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Arles to Lyon 175.9 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from Arles to Rognac
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS

$94 - $363

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The cheapest way to get from Arles to Lyon is to bus which costs 9€ - 23€ and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Arles to Lyon is to train which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arles to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Arles and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Arles and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 39m.

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The distance between Arles and Lyon is 231 km. The road distance is 281.5 km.

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The best way to get from Arles to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs 55€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Arles to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Arles to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Avignon TGV station.

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The best way to get from Arles to Lyon is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs 55€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 23€ and takes 4h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Arles to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 144.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Arles to Lyon hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 1h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Arles to Lyon 4 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 3h 5m. Ouibus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Arles to Rognac
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nîmes to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
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 Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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Arles to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arles to Lyon is 281 km. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Arles to Lyon.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1124+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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

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