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

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Train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Arles Ic

$60 - $81

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Nîmes 728 / ...

$15 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Montpellier
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Arles Ic

$43 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Arles 260.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Marseille, train  •  5 h 24 min

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

$52 - $208

Fly to Lyon, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lyon (LYS) BCN - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Arles

$82 - $227

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Arles. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Arles via Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Arles. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Arles via Montpellier Saint-Roch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Arles is 325 km. The road distance is 417.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Arles without a car is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Barcelona to Arles, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Arles is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 30 min.

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

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Barcelona to Arles bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nîmes station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Arles.
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  • Distance: 203 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Arles via Montpellier St. Roch Station and Montpellier Saint-Roch in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Arles every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h. Ouibus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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 Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Arles
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Arles
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Arles
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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 Barcelona to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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 Barcelona City Centre to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Arles is 417 km. It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to drive from Barcelona to Arles.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Barcelona Airport to Marseille Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Arles bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 794+ hotels available in Arles. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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