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

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Train  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes Pont Du Gard Tgv

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Bus via Nîmes  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Nîmes 788 / ...

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Train via Nimes  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes Ave / ...

Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Conex Barcelona to Nimes

Drive  •  3h 54m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Arles 417.6 km

Fly, train  •  7h 29m

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

Barcelona to Arles by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Arles is around 4h 59m and covers a distance of around 427 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Renfe SNCF and SNCF, the Barcelona to Arles train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Arles. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
4h 59m Average Duration
€52 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Arles is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Arles is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Arles is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Arles is to bus via Nîmes which costs €14 - €25 and takes 8h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Arles is to drive which costs €75 - €120 and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Arles. However, there are services departing from Conex Barcelona and arriving at Arles - Clémenceau via Nîmes - Gare Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Arles. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Arles via Nimes Pont Du Gard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Arles is 325 km. The road distance is 417.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Arles without a car is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs €50 - €85.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Barcelona to Arles, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Arles train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Arles is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs €50 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 8h.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Arles.
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  • Distance: 324.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

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

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes Pont Du Gard once daily. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 3h 42m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Conex Barcelona to Nimes twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €50 and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €300
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes Pont Du Gard
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Marseille St Charles to Arles
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €28
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€11 - €17
Rail 1st Class
€19 - €28
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Arles
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Conex Barcelona to Nimes
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
ALSA
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Barcelona to Arles train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Nimes Pont Du Gard station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Arles is 418 km. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Barcelona to Arles.

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Vueling Airlines, Volotea and Ryanair offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Marseille Airport.

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