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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles by plane, taxi, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to Marseille, taxi  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Marseille (MRS) EDI - MRS
  2. Take a taxi from Marseille to Arles

184€ - 263€

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Fly to Beziers, train  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Beziers (BZR) EDI - BZR
  2. Take the train from Agde to Arles

60€ - 230€

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Fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 9m

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

122€ - 228€

Fly to Montpellier, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Montpellier (MPL) EDI - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Sud De France to Nimes Pont Du Gard

85€ - 271€

Fly to Carcassonne, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Carcassonne (CCF) EDI - CCF
  2. Take the train from Carcassonne to Arles

61€ - 187€

Train via Avignon  •  14h 46m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Avignon Tgv Tgv

385€ - 1247€

Train  •  14h 47m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Nimes Tgv
  4. Take the train from Nimes to Arles Ter

393€ - 1246€

Bus  •  30h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Avignon

77€ - 125€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 41m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Arles

342€ - 437€

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 33m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Arles

265€ - 436€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Arles is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles is to bus which costs £65 - £110 and takes 30h 41m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles is to fly and taxi. Taking this option will cost £150 - £230 and takes 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport and arriving at Arles via Edinburgh, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Avignon Tgv and Avignon Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 46m.

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The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Arles is 1478 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles without a car is to train via Avignon which takes 14h 46m and costs £330 - £1,100.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles is to train via Avignon which takes 14h 46m and costs £330 - £1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £65 - £110 and takes 30h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Arles is 1h ahead of Edinburgh Airport (EDI). It is currently 6:14 PM in Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and 7:14 PM in Arles.

Map of how to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles.
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  • Distance: 1477.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and Arles, France?

You can take a train from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles via Edinburgh, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Avignon Tgv, and Avignon Centre in around 14h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles via Edinburgh St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, London Victoria Coach Station, London - Victoria Coach Station, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Le Lac, Gare Centre, and Avignon Centre in around 30h 41m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Flights from Edinburgh to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Edinburgh to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lyon via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Edinburgh to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Edinburgh to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Flights from Edinburgh to Beziers
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Edinburgh to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
25€ - 130€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 350€
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 350€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 190€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 230€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 260€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Montpellier via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
95€ - 430€
Train operators
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 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
Train from Montpellier Sud De France to Nimes Pont Du Gard
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
26€ - 31€
1st Class
19€ - 23€
Train from Lille Europe to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 180€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 150€
1st Class
140€ - 180€
Train from Lille Europe to Nimes
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 150€
1st Class
150€ - 180€
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 Agde to Arles
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
Rail 1st Class
27€ - 40€
Train from Carcassonne to Arles
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
29€ - 45€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Nimes to Arles
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 19€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Rail 1st Class
13€ - 19€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 450€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
60€ - 85€
Anytime Day Single
200€ - 280€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
310€ - 450€
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 Lille-Europe to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
230€ - 410€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lille-Europe to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240€ - 430€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
National Express
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris Charles de Gaulle to Avignon
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€
Other operators
Taxi from Marseille to Arles
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
150€ - 190€
Taxigentry
Phone
+33 6 68 25 13 87
Taxi reservation Marseille airports
Phone
+33 6 74 19 86 18
Website
cabtaxis.fr
Taxi Radio Marseille
Phone
+33 4 91 02 20 20
Website
taximarseille.com
Taxi Marseille Service
Phone
+33 6 03 79 86 72
Taxi Marseille Aéroport
Phone
+33 6 74 19 86 18
Website
taxismarseilleaeroport.fr
Taxi Durand
Phone
+33 6 70 20 82 15
Taxi Anthony
Phone
+33 6 22 92 23 35
Website
taxi-anthony.fr
A&N Transport Prestige
Phone
+33 4 42 05 34 00
Website
antransportprestige.com

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Arles train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Avignon Tgv station.

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