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

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Train via Montpellier  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Arles Ter / ...

56€ - 89€

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Bus via Montpellier  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Montpellier 788 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Arles Montpellier > Nîmes > Arles > Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Toulon / ...

20€ - 47€

5 alternative options

Train  •  5h 11m

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

50€ - 68€

Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Nimes 252 / ...

28€ - 49€

Drive  •  3h 59m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Arles 415.6 km

45€ - 75€

Fly to Marseille, bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Marseille (MRS) BCN - MRS
  2. Take the bus from Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport to Arles

34€ - 152€

Fly to Lyon, train  •  6h 46m

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

82€ - 180€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Arles is to bus via Montpellier which costs 20€ - 50€ and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Arles is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Arles. However, there are services departing from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord and arriving at Arles via Montpellier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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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 Montpellier Saint-Roch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 6m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Arles is 325 km. The road distance is 415.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Arles without a car is to train via Montpellier which takes 5h 6m and costs 55€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Barcelona to Arles, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Arles bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 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 via Montpellier which takes 5h 6m and costs 55€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus via Montpellier, which costs 20€ - 50€ and takes 6h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Arles.
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  • Distance: 324.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Arles via Montpellier Saint-Roch in around 5h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Arles via Montpellier in around 6h 50m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Arles
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 29€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
20€ - 29€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Arles
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Nîmes - Gare routière
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Nimes
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Nimes
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Montpellier to Arles
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport to Arles
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
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 Blablabus, arrive at Arles station.

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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 416 km. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Barcelona to Arles.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Barcelona Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 363+ hotels available in Arles. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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