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

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Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Lyon Part Dieu

$40 - $60

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Rideshare  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Arles to Lyon 176.8 miles

$21

4 alternative options

Train inOui TGV  •  2 h 46 min

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

$67 - $86

Bus  •  4 h 41 min

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

$29 - $39

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Arles to Lyon 175.9 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  3 h 57 min

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

$96 - $367

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

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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 2 h 39 min and costs .

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The train from Arles to Lyon Part Dieu takes 2 h 39 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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The best way to get from Arles to Lyon is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 41 min.

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

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

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

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Hop! offers flights from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport.

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  • Distance: 144.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

SNCF operates a train from Arles to Lyon every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, Isilines operates a bus from Arles to Lyon 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 23 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Arles to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Arles to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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