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There are 11 ways to get from Cheltenham to Arles by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Nîmes Tgv
  5. Take the train from Gare de Nîmes to Gare de Arles Ic

$315 - $514

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Train to Bristol, fly to Toulouse, train  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Toulouse (TLS) BRS - TLS
  3. Take the train from Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau to Gare de Arles

$121 - $337

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Bus, train  •  23h

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the train from Paris-Bercy to Lyon Part Dieu
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Arles

$135 - $201

Bus, bus and ferry  •  25h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
  4. Take the bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Arles

$126 - $197

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 57m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Arles

$348 - $435

Drive, car ferry  •  13h 18m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Arles

$204 - $302

Train to Bristol, fly to Montpellier, train  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Montpellier (MPL) BRS - MPL
  3. Take the train from Gare de Montpellier-Saint-Roch to Gare de Arles

$177 - $447

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Marseille  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Marseille (MRS) LHR - MRS
  4. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Arles

$196 - $493

Train, train to London Stansted, fly to Marseille  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Marseille (MRS) STN - MRS
  4. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Arles

$158 - $425

Train to Bristol, fly to Geneva, train  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Geneva (GVA) BRS - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève to Avignon TGV

$175 - $359

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Marseille  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  4. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Marseille (MRS) LGW - MRS
  5. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Arles

$153 - $418

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Arles is to bus and train which costs £100 - £160 and takes 23h.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Arles is to train and fly which costs £130 - £350 and takes 8h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Arles. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Arles via London Victoria, Lille and Marseille - St-Charles Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Arles. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Gare de Arles via Birmingham New Street, London St. Pancras International, Lille Europe and Gare de Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 41m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Arles is 651 miles.

The best way to get from Cheltenham to Arles without a car is to train which takes 11h 41m and costs £240 - £400.

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It takes approximately 11h 41m to get from Cheltenham to Arles, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Arles bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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Cheltenham to Arles train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Montpellier Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Arles.
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  • Distance: 651.1 miles
  • Duration: 11h 41m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Arles, France?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Arles via Birmingham New Street, London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Lille Europe Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Gare de Nîmes in around 11h 41m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Montpellier via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Gatwick to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from London Stansted to Marseille via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Montpellier via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from London Stansted to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $190
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$170 - $190
1st Class
$220 - $330
Train from Genève to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
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 Gare de Nîmes to Gare de Arles
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Train from Paris-Bercy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $160
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Arles
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Gare de Montpellier-Saint-Roch to Gare de Arles
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 2 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
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau to Gare de Arles
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $110
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Train from Bristol Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Arles
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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

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Arles is 1h ahead of Cheltenham. It is currently 12:25 PM in Cheltenham and 1:25 PM in Arles.

Cheltenham to Arles train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Arles station.

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Aer Lingus and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 788+ hotels available in Arles. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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