France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transport for Arles, Provence, France
Fast trains from Paris, trains to regional cities, busy Marseille Airport all serve Arles.





The Gare d'Arles SNCF train station is less than a kilometer (1/2 mile, a 10-minute walk; map) due north of the Arène d'Arles, the great Roman arena, in the city center where most of the hotels and rental apartments/flats are located.

A free navette (shuttle bus) operates between the station and the city center every 25 minutes.

Fast, direct TGV trains connect Paris Gare de Lyon with Arles twice daily in as little as 3-1/2 to 4 hours. Other routes require a change of trains at Narbonne.

TER trains connect Arles with Avignon (Centre, 20 minutes), Marseille (St-Charles, 1 hour), Montpellier (St-Roch, 1 hour), Narbonne (2 to 2-1/2 hours) and Nîmes (30 minutes to 1-1/2 hours).

For buses from the train station, including a shuttle bus to the city center, see below under Local Transportation.


The largest, busiest airport near Arles is Aéroport Marseille-Provence (MRS), less than an hour away by train or bus. BlaBlaBus (formerly OuiBus) will shuttle you between the airport and Arles in less than an hour, several times daily. More...

Other airports include those at Avignon, Montpellier, and Nîmes.


The Gare Routière (bus terminal) in Arles is right beside the Gare d'Arles (train station).

BlaBlaBus (formerly Ouibus) operates buses between Arles and Marseille (Marseille-Provence Airport and Gare de Marseille-St-Charles). More...

ENVIA Bus Agglo 50 operates between the Gare d'Arles and Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer on the coast of the Camargue five times daily. More...

Also, ENVIA Bus Agglo 20 operates between the Gare d'Arles and the Gare de Tarascon.


Being at the southern end of the Rhône Valley, Arles is easily reached by car along the north-south A7 autoroute, and along the Mediterraneancoast by the A9 autoroute (map).

Local Transportation

ENVIA is the local and regional transportation system of La Communauté d’agglomération Arles-Crau-Camargue-Montagnette (ACCM). The city-center main interchange station for buses is Clemenceau, a 10-minute walk southwest of the Arène d'Arles (map).

Buses from the Train Station

A free navette (shuttle bus) operates between the Gare d'Arles train station and the city center (Musée Antique) every 25 minutes.

Arles's Gare Routière (bus terminal) is right beside the Gare d'Arles (train station), with buses to regional and national destinations.

Tourist Information

Hotels & Apartments

What to See & Do

About Arles

Roman Arles

Arles Museums

The Camargue

About Provence


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Gare d'Arles SNCF, Arles, Provence, France

The modern Gare d'Arles SNCF,
only a 10-minute walk from the city center.

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