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

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Train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Arles Ic

$80 - $120

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Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Montpellier Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Arles Ouibus

$21 - $29

5 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Arles 349.1 miles

$41

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Arles 349.3 miles

$75 - $110

Fly to Marseille, train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$57 - $223

Fly to Montpellier, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Montpellier (MPL) BOD - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Arles

$105 - $274

Fly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 37 min

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

$82 - $172

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Arles. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux City Centre and arriving at Arles via Montpellier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Arles. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Arles is 435 km. The road distance is 558.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Arles without a car is to train which takes 5 h 21 min and costs .

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The train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Arles takes 5 h 21 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Bordeaux to Arles bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Bordeaux City Centre station.

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Bordeaux to Arles train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Arles is to train which takes 5 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Bordeaux to Arles bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Arles station.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Arles.
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  • Distance: 271.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

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

SNCF operates a train from Bordeaux to Arles 4 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bordeaux to Arles via Montpellier in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Bordeaux to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Bordeaux to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Bordeaux to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Arles
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $180
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
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
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
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 Bordeaux City Centre to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Montpellier to Arles
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bordeaux to Arles
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Arles is 559 km. It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to drive from Bordeaux to Arles.

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easyJet and Hop! offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Marseille Airport.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bordeaux and Arles. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 38 min and costs .

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