There are 4 ways to get from Barcelona to Alès by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Nîmes Tgv
  2. Take the train from Nîmes to Ales

$61 - $81

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Montpellier 728 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier Gare Saint-Roch to Alès 32

$26 - $38

2 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Nimes

$33 - $53

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Alès 269.8 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Alès. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Alès via Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Alès. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Ales via Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Alès is 342 km. The road distance is 431.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Alès without a car is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Barcelona to Alès, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Alès bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Alès train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Alès is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 2 min.

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Barcelona to Alès bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Nimes station.

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Barcelona to Alès train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Ales station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Alès.
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  • Distance: 213.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Alès via Nîmes in around 4 h 33 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Alès 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min. Autocares Grupo Samar also services this route 3 times a week.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nîmes to Ales
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $27
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Barcelona to Nimes
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
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 Barcelona to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
La Région Occitanie
Phone
05 61 33 50 50
Email
contact@laregion.fr
Website
laregion.fr
Bus from Montpellier Gare Saint-Roch to Alès
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Website
La Région Occitanie

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Alès is 432 km. It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to drive from Barcelona to Alès.

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