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Taking the train from Arles to Nice in 3 hours 43 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Arles to Nice? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 4 hours 40 minutes to travel the 212 km from Arles to Nice by train, although you can get there in as little as 3 hours 43 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 13 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either TGV, SNCF or Renfe-SNCF. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Arles to Nice start from $43.35 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Nice? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Arles to Nice by train

It takes an average of 4h 40m to travel from Arles to Nice by train, over a distance of around 132 miles (212 km). There are normally 13 trains per day traveling from Arles to Nice and tickets for this journey start from $43.35 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 3h 43m


132 miles (212 km)


13 trains per day


1 change


From $43.35

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus, Renfe-SNCF, ALSA

Arles to Nice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Arles to Nice for Tuesday Apr 4th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:07 10:06 3h 59m, 1 change
07:47 11:37 3h 50m, 1 change
08:07 12:58 4h 51m, 2 changes
09:14 13:37 4h 23m, 1 change
10:08 13:58 3h 50m, 1 change
11:48 15:58 4h 10m, 2 changes
12:52 16:35 3h 43m, 1 change
14:10 18:37 4h 27m, 1 change
15:10 19:37 4h 27m, 1 change
16:49 20:59 4h 10m, 2 changes

TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and TER trains from Arles to Nice

You can travel from Arles to Nice on TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and TER trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

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Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS classes from Arles to Nice

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS when traveling from Arles to Nice.

Cheap train tickets from Arles to Nice

The price of train tickets from Arles to Nice starts at $43.35 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Arles to Nice by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Arles to Nice

Want to know more about your journey from Arles to Nice? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Arles to Nice take?

The average journey time by train between Arles and Nice is 4 hours and 40 minutes, with around 13 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Arles and Nice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Arles to Nice is 3 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Arles to Nice cost?

Train tickets from Arles to Nice can start from as little as $43.35 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Arles to Nice?

No, there are no direct train services from Arles to Nice. Travelling from Arles to Nice by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Arles to Nice leave?

The first train from Arles to Nice leaves at 06:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Arles to Nice leave?

The last train from Arles to Nice leaves at 21:12. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Arles and Nice by train?

Trains travelling from Arles to Nice cover a distance of around 132 miles (212 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nice to Arles.

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